Sanita’s solar project is the largest privately-owned renewable energy system in Lebanon.
Sanita, a leading consumer packaged goods company in Lebanon, recently installed a 1 MW solar PV project in its industrial complex in Zouk Mosbeh. The rooftop system was designed and executed by Phoenix Energy to provide renewable energy for Sanita’s production of such products as Happies baby diapers, Private feminine hygiene products, and Elegance adult diapers.
This initiative reflects Sanita’s environmental sustainability objective to reduce energy consumption from fossil fuel sources. Lebanon’s power plants, producing 1500 MW of electricity, lag in meeting the national demand for 2500 MW. Viable alternatives in the Sun Belt, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, solar PV systems circumvent electrical infrastructure problems in both production and power distribution which result in frequent shortages and blackouts that affect local industry.
Sanita’s solar PV system reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1209 tons per year. This reduction is equivalent to C02emissions generated from electricity used by 179 homes for one year and carbon sequestered by over 31,300 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. Beyond powering Sanita’s manufacturing plant, excess power is shifted to the Electricité du Liban (EDL) national electricity grid.
Sanita manufactures personal care hygiene disposable products, including baby diapers, feminine napkins, panty liners and adult care products from its plant in Zouk Industrial Zone, as well as family care, household and away-from-home (AFH) products in Hosrayel, Lebanon. Products are distributed across Lebanon, the Middle East and North Africa under license from INDEVCO. Sanita is a member of INDEVCO Group.
About Phoenix Energy
Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, partners closely with Middle East and North Africa governments and energy associations to formalize solar power as a political priority and to reduce energy consumption through optimization of existing systems and installation of renewable energy technologies. Phoenix Energy supplies such renewable energy products as solar PV systems, solar water heaters, solar street lights, and solar PV pumping, as well as biomass boilers and eco-friendly wooden frame houses. The company provides resource assessment services and turnkey commercial projects to recycle and transform waste into electricity using waste-to-energy systems. Phoenix Energy is a member of INDEVCO Group.