Students visit the site where FOSTEr in MED implements the first solar BIPV in Lebanon

February 2015 – Complementary schools students visited the Industrial Research Institute building, to explore the implementation of the first solar Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) facility in Lebanon.

The visit included awareness about different renewable energy technologies, stressing on solutions that solar energy offers in today’s world.

The Technical and Scientific Committee members of EU funded project FOSTEr in MED Drs. Talal Salem and Elias Kinab introduced students to the project itself but also organized a comprehensive guided visit. Students had the chance to perform labs experiments and to see on-sight the preparation to the BIPV facility that will be built on the Industrial Research Building Institute inside the Lebanese University Campus in Hadat.

br> The initiative is part of EU funded project FOSTEr in MED whose aim is to promote the use of solar technologies (PV) and their architectonic integration (BIPV) in six Mediterranean countries. Among its objectives: the implementation of pilot projects in each country; awareness campaigns targeting schools students, citizens and local administrators; setting training paths for designers, installers (SMEs) and university students.

FOSTEr in MED is a project financed for an amount of 4,05 million Euro by the European Union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (total amount of 4,5 million Euro).

FOSTEr in MED’s partners are : the University of Cagliari (UNICA), beneficiary; the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Special Agency Industry (ASCAME); Promotional Services Centre for enterprises of the Cagliari Chamber of Commerce (CSPI); the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA); the Industrial Research Institute (IRI); the Royal Scientific Society (RSS); the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis (CCI Tunis); the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS).

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