Promoting the use of solar technologies in Lebanon: Foster in Med info point participates at Project

From the 2nd to the 5th of June 2015 the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), partner of EU ENPI CBC MED funded project FOSTEr in MED, participated to Project Lebanon 2015 and took part on the 3rd of June at the EcOrient conference that was held within the exhibition, in Biel, Beirut (Lebanon).

Project Lebanon 2015, the 20th edition of the International Construction Trade Exhibition for Lebanon & the Middle East is the premier event of its kind in the region bringing together industry leaders from around the world.

The event opens unique face-to-face networking opportunities with a high quality audience and enables participants to establish new contacts, renew existing partnerships, and explore new business opportunities.

EcOrient conference is the 4th International Conference for Environmental Technologies, Sustainability & Clean Energy, which will bring together local, regional and international experts in fields such as: renewable energy, waste management, clean energy, sustainable transportation, water pollution and sustainable agriculture.

The participation of FOSTEr in MED info point allowed the dissemination of useful information on the solar technologies among citizens. Moreover, the info point widespread the information on local private sector (especially SMEs) related to innovative technologies and technical solutions regarding the solar energy sector.

As states Dr. Elias Kinab (IRI) in charge of info point in Lebanon, one of the main barriers to the diffusion of solar energy technologies is the lack of information among citizens and SMEs. “Lebanese citizens have many questions regarding renewable energy: is it worth it? Is it feasible? What impact will it have on the environment? Is it cost-efficient compared to the usual sources of energy?”.

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