Lebanon remains a prisoner of chaos and lack of clear vision which would enable it to have a presence in a rapidly growing market, despite the fact that their need for energy sources is higher than that of other countries rich in natural resources such as gas or oil. The problem is that, to date, the State has not adopted power generation projects from renewable sources nor has it established clear rules governing the market for renewable energy according to legal mechanisms to determine the relationship between the public and private sectors. The CEO of Hawa Akkar, Albert Juri, said that the state developed a wind atlas in 2010 which ratified the possibilities for wind farms in the north of the country. Last year, the Minister of Energy and Water announced the launch of a first project of between 60 and 100MW. Juri explained that the absence of solar projects was due to prices (one kilowatt of wind costs 13 cents while a solar costs 30 cents) and also to space.
Source: Al Safir, 16/03/2013
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