Cabinet Approves $2M Plan For Solar Street Lighting

Based on the request of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the Lebanese Government approved last week a new plan for the

installation of Solar PV street lighting systems in all regions across Lebanon.


The plan has a total budget of 2 million dollars, with an expected national bid for the purchase of PV street lighting to be launched soon. This action is the fourth phase in the national strategy for public street lighting systems (Initiative 5 of the NEEAP).


The first phase included raising awareness on the good maintenance of public street lighting systems; the second phase included the distribution of photocells and timers to municipalities; and the third phase included the upgrade of technical specifications.


Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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