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Lebanon’s Tufail region may host planned 500 MW solar plant

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is seeking consultants for a feasibility study for the project. The plant would be constructed on land owned by the Banque du Liban.

Price of solar keeps falling in Lebanon

According to a report from the United Nations Development Programme, the turnkey price for solar in the nation declined by around 17.4% between 2016 and 2017 – and by 79% over the last seven years. By the end of last year, cumulative installed Lebanese PV capacity reached 35.4 MW.

Solar manufacturing in the Arab region remains difficult, IRENA says

In a study on the potential for local manufacturing of renewable energy equipment in the Arab region, IRENA has assessed how three pilot Arab countries – Lebanon, Jordan and the UAE – where development of clean energy is currently strong, may host PV, CSP and wind energy industries. In all of them, however, there are currently few chances of seeing a rising solar and renewable energy manufacturing industry, due to a series of challenges, such as, among others, the lack of a qualified workforce, and favorable regulatory settings.

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Lebanon issues tender for 300 MW of large-scale solar-plus-storage

Through the new tender, Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) intends to award the contracts for the construction of three 100 MW solar PV plants combined with large-scale battery systems.

EBRD poured €4.1 billion into green financing in 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development drastically increased its climate financing last year, with the €4.1 billion invested in the green economy representing 43% of the bank’s entire activity last year.

Lebanon’s 180 MW solar tender moves forward

Overall, 42 bids were submitted to Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) for 180 MW of tendered PV capacity. The LCEC will now start the evaluation process in two weeks.

Lebanon issues RfP for 180 MW of solar

Lebanon’s authorities had received 256 bids for solar energy projects totaling 3 GW in the pre-selection phase of the tender process.

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Lebanon to issue RfP for 180 MW of solar by mid-April

Lebanese authorities will issue a request for proposals for the installation of 180 MW of solar capacity by mid-April. The agency received 256 bids for solar energy projects totaling 3 GW in the pre-selection phase of the tender process.

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Lebanon approves plan to install 180 MW of solar

Lebanon has approved a plan to promote the development of solar and renewable energy in the country. The plan aims at deploying 180 MW of PV capacity by 2020. The first auction for utility-scale solar projects was launched in mid-February.

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