With the aim to develop and promote the generation of electricity from solar PV and CSP farms, the Ministry of Energy and Water launches the first pilot project, the Beirut River Solar Snake or the BRSS in Lebanon, to produce electricity from renewable energy technologies.

The request for proposals for the 1MW BRSS Project has  recently been conducted with the joint venture “Phoenix Energy- ASACO- Yingli- Dalal Steel Industries” winning the bid.


The BRSS project targets the installation of a solar farm with a total production capacity of 10 MW made of solar photovoltaic panels.


Lebanon has an actual production capacity of around 75% of the electricity demand in the country which is progressively increasing by 6 to 7% annually, according to the Ministry of Energy. Worth to mention that the Electricite Du Liban (EDL) woes continue to weigh heavily on the Lebanese government. “Lebanon incurs mostly $6 billion in direct losses on a yearly basis, in addition to $4 billion of losses covering the cost of fuel.          

Most areas in Lebanon suffer from excessive pressure on the distribution stations as a result of expansion and population growth, lack of central transfer stations and old cables.



The project is to be implemented in the Corniche de Fleuve area, covering around 5 acres (20,234 square meters) of the surface of the Beirut River. The solar farm will be consisting of solar photovoltaic panels.

 They will be placed on racks across the river, facing the south.



Project General Location Details



Corniche de Fleuve





Allotted area

5 ac


0 meters

Extreme Ambient Temperature

5 to 35 °C

Average Ambient Temperature

17 to 24 °C

Extreme Relative Humidity

66 to 73%

Average Relative Humidity


Mean Sunshine Hours

2,987 hours/year

Average Daily Solar Radiation

5.1 kWh/m2


901 mm

Average Rainy Days

68 days

Extreme Wind Speed

3 to 4.6 m/s

Average Wind Speed

3.6 m/s

Source: Ministry of Energy

Photo: Ministry of Energy


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