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.
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).