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The Lebanese Educational and Demonstration Platform

Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:41

A new Educational and Demonstration Platform for Renewable Energies

The French Treasury Department has recently approved the financing of the project “Educational and Demonstration Platform for Renewable Energies in Lebanon” under the “FASEP-Formation Professionnelle” programme by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The project is a joint initiative between the French company Transénergie and the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water represented by LCEC with the direct support of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) and the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon (UNDP). It aims at the installation of an educational platform, the development of local trainings, and the showcase of the equipment needed for photovoltaic installations. It is to be used by researchers, educational institutions, university students, and especially by professionals in the solar photovoltaic sector.

The platform will be used for the achievement of the goals of MED-DESIRE’s WP5 - Tools to remove barriers preventing distributed solar technology uptake by local markets, specifically for the capacity building activities to ensure the quality of components and installations and therefore it will contribute concretely to a more widespread diffusion of solar technology.