An-Nahar newspaper sheds light on the Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS), bringing into perspective the opinions of skeptics, as well as the potential positive results of the project.
The Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS) Project is a promising alternative to Lebanon’s current energy crisis, but is it efficient enough? Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water launched the project in response to Lebanon’s goal to source at least 12% of electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2020. The 3 million dollar BRSS project, located along the Beirut River, promises to provide 1 MW of electricity to at least a thousand homes in close proximity to the river. It is, however, a sample project that residents hope will be replicated in areas outside Beirut. The project was split into stages, the first of which contracted Phoenix-ASACO joint venture to complete installation of 1 MW photovoltaic (PV) panels by 2015.
About Phoenix Group
Phoenix Group companies in Lebanon include Phoenix Machinery and Phoenix Energy. Phoenix headquarters, as well as both companies are located in Safra, Lebanon.
Phoenix Machinery manufactures hygiene and tissue converting machines, and CNC components and machined parts, as well as develops and integrates machinery automation, process automation and power distribution solutions.
Phoenix Energy, Supplier of renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, wind turbines,biomass boilers, PV Systems, LED Lights Solution and Wooden Frame Houses.