Solar Energy

INDEVCO has chosen to actively contribute to environmental conditions in the world’s Sun Belt by investing in renewable energy production. Member company, Phoenix Energy, works with sister companies within the group – as well as partners closely with Middle East and North Africa (MENA) government ministries, municipalities, energy authorities, universities and private-sector companies – to formalize solar power as a political priority and replace a portion of fossil fuel-based power with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.
 
This contributes in part to UN Sustainable Development Goal SDG7 (Target 7.2) to increase renewable energy in the global energy mix and (Target 7.B) to expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services.

Beirut River Solar Snake Photovoltaic Farm

Phoenix Energy finalized Phase 1 of the Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS) project in Lebanon which included the engineering, procurement, and construction of the 1.08 MWp photovoltaic (PV) farm of 3,600 panels 300 m across Beirut River. The project, connected to the Electricite du Liban power grid, successfully produces 1,655 MWh / year of electricity to power 1,000 homes.
 
In 2016, project funders - the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water and Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) - delayed Phase 2 to focus on duplicating the success of Phase 1 in different areas around Lebanon. In 2015-2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) awarded the project the Energy Awareness Award in the Public Energy Action category for its significant contribution to energy sustainability across Lebanon.

Sanita Industrial Complex On-Grid Rooftop PV Solar System

In 2016, Phoenix Energy partnered with sister company, Sanita, to implement the largest privately owned renewable energy system at Sanita’s Zouk Industrial Complex. 
 
The project, to be completed in 2017, will use 147 PV panels and generate 1,445 MWh/year to power the consumer packaged goods manufacturing facility. Additional power will go to Electricité du Liban (EDL) national grid. The solar PV system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1209 tons per year.

Rafic Hariri University PV Solar Project

Phoenix Energy launched the 101 KWp PV solar project at Rafic Hariri University in Mechref, Lebanon, completing the installation of 408 PV panels, commissioning, and handover by March 2016. The project generates 147 MWh / year to power the university with renewable solar energy.

Lebanese University Industrial Research Institute BIPV Pilot Project

In 2016, Phoenix Energy executed and completed the first building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) pilot project in Lebanon at Lebanese University’s Industrial Research Institute (IRI) campus in Hadat. The 30 kWp project integrates 147 PV panels into roofing, facade cladding, and shading elements which saves space, generates 36 MWh / year on premises, and reduces power distribution, and transmission losses. The project covers an estimated 30 – 40% of the campus’ energy bill.
 

2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon
Phoenix Energy, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon, and Fransabank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2016 to set up a 5 MWp on-grid rooftop PV plant at the Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center in Tripoli. Scheduled to begin in 2017, execution will include installation of 18,800 PV panels across 4,000 m2, to power 2,000 homes and provide total annual energy savings of 6.53 GWh. This project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4,000 tons of C02.

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES