Phoenix Energy, in collaboration with Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary – Harissa, moves a step ahead towards protection of Lebanon’s natural resources.
Phoenix Energy successfully completes second phase of the ‘Harissa Goes Green’ project, which featured the installation of on-grid photovoltaic (PV) power system in the passages leading to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lebanon entrance. The project will light the Our Lady of Lebanon – Harissa parking lot and entrance more effectively. This virtually maintenance-free system aims to reduce energy consumption by 10% and result in an annual saving of $13,000.
Phoenix Energy team, comprising of 5 technicians and 1 engineer, worked for a month on the installation of the PV panels that will supply sustainable electricity to all of the Harissa sanctuary. The on-grid PV power system has 24.5 kWp with an output of 41 MWh/year.
Phoenix Energy will launch phase three of the eco-friendly project to connect the existing off-grid systems to the on-grid PV systems, offering approximately a 50% reduction in energy consumption at Harissa. Phoenix Energy will also help Harissa shift to LED lighting.
‘Harrisa Aal Tabiaa’ (Harissa Goes Green) Project Phase One
In 2012, Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary – Harissa teamed up with Phoenix Energy to install three 100 KW biomass boilers to replace existing diesel boilers. The project ROI was less than one year with savings of $80,000 surpassing the initial cost of $70,000. The boilers also eliminated carbon monoxide (CO) emissions and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 271.4 Tons annually. The project comprises of numerous phases intended on transforming Harissa into an eco-friendly, energy efficient sanctuary.
About Phoenix Energy
Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, biomass boilers, wind turbine systems, solar outdoor lights and PV Systems. In addition, it 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 Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.