BRIGHT - Ecotruck in Tripoli

LSES Ecotruck visit to Al Hayat School in tripoli. One of a series of visits in collaboration with ICU. Teaching renewable energy to the young generation

General Assembly 2024- New Board Elections

On Wednesday, January 30, LSES had its General Assembly, during which a new board was elected:
Jean Paul Sfeir: president,
Ramzi Abi Said: vice president,
Youssef Ghantous: Secretary General,
Walid El Baba: Treasurer,
Ziad Daou: Accountant
PR: Ahmad houri,
Members: ziad Doumit, Wissam Daou, Mohammad Dayeh, Simon Gerges and Bechara Nehmeh.
Best of luck on your future endeavors and congratulations on the new LSES board.

SPSPP Closing ceremony

The project, with a very simple idea and approach without sophisticated  technical innovation aspect, consists in providing the supply and proper operation of 26 portable solar power packs of capacity 1000 Watts with Battery  for  partial  sustainable energy alternative solution using clean energy source (PV solar) to meet urgent local needs of low income families houses, half of the units to be delivered to apartments affected by the explosion of Beirut port, the other half to apartments in Beirut suburbs mainly in marginalized areas .

The project aims to reduce social and energy poverty by reducing electric bills of beneficiaries and familiarize those families to use sustainable energy source and be aware of solar applications and climate change effects. It aims to limit the effects of the energy starvation on the most vulnerable families which would affect the education of their children, the domestic day to day use of the families including lighting, internet, and refrigerators.

The Solar Power pack will remain the possession of LSES under a “Free Leasing “contract, allowing to control its traceability, proper operation as well as the good use and durable maintenance.

The beneficiaries have been selected according to a specific questionnaire 

In addition to the above, the project contributed in engaging the community through following actions:

  • A training session for 8 technicians to be familiarized with the solar PV systems in general, components and types of installations
  • A workshop for disseminating the information among selected organizations of civil society.

The duration of the project was of 11 months.

During 4 to 5 months of operation regular technical visits were planned for data collections in order to establish an evaluation document for the future.


This project has also served as a demonstration tool for encouraging the replication of this type of portable packs, with various capacities, at a larger scale within residential buildings all over Lebanon

By implementing such demonstration project in those selected apartments, the use of sustainable solar energy through the energy pack will be:

  • Generate more interest and awareness in using clean energy systems at private and individual level
  • Make citizens aware of reducing percentage of greenhouses gases emissions
  • Create a balance between a clean environment and the well-being and human needs.

After receiving the green light for the grant in 2022 the contract was signed mid-January 2023 between LSES and Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) Lebanon implemented by UNDP.

Works were launched under the supervision of Mr. Adnan Melki as national coordinator from UNOPS for all day-to-day matters, and LSES Engineer Ziad Doumit as project manager.

LSES & IRI Training/ part of SPSPP Project
The first phase of the Small Portable Solar Power Pack Project, that was mainly funded by UNOPS and provided low-income families affected by the Beirut Port Blast with 26 solar power packs, has come to an end.
For the second stage of the project, the LSES is partnering with IRI to deliver a 2-day PV training course that will familiarize 8 persons interested in working in the renewable energy sector with the solar PV system.
The first day included sessions led by LSES President Walid El Baba, Wissam Daou, Omar Daouk, Tarek Hakim, Mohammad Hajjar, and Bilal Hussein about the LSES mission in RE and the Solar System, the solar field in general, metallic structure & regulations for a safe PV installation, welding of structure...
On the second day, there were visits, lab work inspections, and certificate distributions.

rut Energy Week 2023 activities, LSES has organized a technical session, on September 20th at 3pmn under the title:
at le Royal Hotel - Dbayeh, titled:  Building a Robust Water-Energy-Food Ecosystem.



1- LSES Presentation: Action Plan
President Walid El Baba
LSES President


2- Integrated Agriculture Aquaculture for maximized productivity in arid & semi-arid regions
Dr. Yasmine Abdel Makssoud
Senior Technical Manager Cares, AUC


3- Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Modern Agriculture, Understanding the water, Energy, Food, Ecosystem Nexus
Mr. Joe Hawi
Electrical Eng, LEED, AP, CEM, CMVP, PCF, PEM, NABCEP Certified


4- Overhead Agrivoltaics System Case Study in South Lebanon

Dr. Adnan Zein

Solar Energy Specialist


5- PV multiple applications in rural area in a private residence: Success Story
Mr. Hussam Shawa
Technical Manager at Metasol



Small Portable Solar Power Packs

On August 4, 2020, an explosion involving a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored in the Port of Beirut resulted in over 230 deaths and thousands of injuries.
The Lebanese Solar Energy Society (LSES), like the majority of civil society, decided to assist the affected families by this dramatic blast even though it falls outside of the society's core area of its expertise such as capacity building, consulting, training and awareness activities as well as education.
In order to procure funding for supplying and installing Solar portable power packs that might help in providing clean and sustainable energy to residents of the area around Beirut Port and its environs, LSES President Walid El Baba developed and submitted the concept through a call for proposal launched by The Global Environment Facility/ Small Grant Program (''GEF SGP'') under UNDP. The project was selected and approved and LSES received a grant of 37 500 $ for this project titled “Small Portable Solar Power Packs (SPSPP)”, LSES offering an additional amount of 12 500 $ in kind.
This project consists in providing the supply and proper operation of 26 portable solar power packs of capacity 1000 watts with battery , a PV solar panel of 185 Wp to meet urgent local needs of low-income families houses, half of the units being delivered to apartments affected by the explosion of Beirut port, the other half to apartments in Beirut suburbs mainly in marginalized areas for the most vulnerable families which would affect the education of their children, the domestic day to day use of the families including lighting, internet, refrigerators. A training session for 8 technicians and young engineers at Industrial research Institute IRI to be familiarized with the solar PV systems in general, components and types of installations, as well as a workshop for disseminating the information among selected organizations of civil society are forming the second phase of the project
After the contract was signed, LSES named the project team including a director, manager, coordinator, and two student electrical engineers (one male and one female) who will work on the project's execution.
After creating the questionnaire, LSES contacted numerous credible social help organizations operating in different regions of Beirut to collect as many names as possible of potential beneficiaries.
The evaluation was based on a number of factors, including the family's living conditions, yearly income, the cost of the subscription generator (for those who are subscribers), the number of family members, particularly those who have medical conditions necessitating constant electrical power, such the use of respirators.
For the implementation phase, LSES contracted the supply of the Power packs to Renewable Med Energies Mr Ziad Doumit and Messrs. Yamak contracting for the solar PV panels while the execution was contracted to Projection sarl,
The team made site visits to the chosen homes to assess the buildings' state and determine the ideal location for the solar panel installation. The engineer in charge gave an explanation of proper power pack usage to the family members as well.
LSES members Ecosys offered with thanks the PV cables (1200 M), and Solarnet provided small part of the electrical accessories.
The installation proved difficult because of many constraints mainly the poor conditions of the buildings, the majority being very old .Special attention was given to the metallic supporting structure installation reinforced on top with concrete blocks of 50kgs. Those blocks (among other supplies) were carried to the roofs. The installation phase was completed successfully by July 20, just before the Beirut Blast's third anniversary. The supplied solar energy packs will be visited twice a month for the 3 coming months to ensure their proper operation. A report will be done accordingly and sent to the donors
Despite all the challenges the team faced before, during, and occasionally after the installation, everyone was delighted. The families wanted to express their gratitude to each and every one who helped make this initiative a reality.
The majority of them shed tears because they were unaware that the darkness they had been struggling with could ever have an impact on their daily lives. They used heartfelt words to show their gratitude. We have kept quite a few of them:

- نحنا منشكركن كتير على العمل الاحترافي الرائع، نحن كتير فرحانين. الله يجبر بخاطركن متل ما جبرتو بخاطرنا وينوّر أيامكن متل ما نوّرتوا أيامنا. (مستفيدة من المشروع)
- أنا بدي الكن شكراً على كل الجهد لي عملتو، وبدي اشكر كل شخص تبرّع لانجاح هيدا المشروع، المكينة عم تشتغل بشكل رائع. كلكن ذوق الله يبارك فيكم.(مستفيدة من المشروع)
- لساني عاجز عن شكركن، عم بطلب من ربي انو يعطيكن ايام حلوة ومن قلبي بشكركن.(مستفيد من المشروع.


توقيع مذكرة تفاهم بين الجمعيّة اللبنانية للطاقة الشمس�

توقيع مذكرة تفاهم بين الجمعية اللبنانية للطاقة الشمسيّة وجامعة الروح القدس – الكسليك

ضمن إطار جهودها الساعية إلى المساهمة في انخراط طلاب الجامعات اللبنانيّة في سوق العمل لا سيّما في مجال الطاقة الشمسيّة والطاقة المتجددة، وقّعت الجمعيّة اللبنانية للطاقة الشمسيّة LSES مذكرة تفاهم مع جامعة الروح القدس- الكسليك خلال حفل أقيم في حرم الجامعة تخللته زيارة لمركز ترميم المخطوطات الدينيّة القديمة.
وقّع عن جانب الجمعيّة رئيسها المهندس وليد البابا في حضور امين السرّ المهندس يوسف غنطوس، وعن جانب الجامعة عميد كليّة الهندسة الدكتور جوزيف أسد، في حضور رئيس قسم الهندسة الكهربائيّة في الجمامعة الدكتور بشارة نعمة.
وقد تضمّنت مذكرة التفاهم عدداً من البنود شملت تبادل الخبرات، مساعدة الطلاب ذوي الكفاءات في المشاركة دورات تدريبيّة تنظمها الجمعيّة، أو حتى تأمين فرص عمل لهؤلاء الطلاب في إحدى الشركات المنتسبة إلى الجمعيّة.
وكذلك ستقوم الجمعية اللبنانية للطاقة الشمسيّة وبحسب الاتفاق بدعم مشاريع ذات صلة بالطاقة الشمسيّة يقوم بها طلاب الجامعة. ويمكن أيضاً للجمعية أن تنتدب وبموافقة الجامعة أعضاء ومهندسين للقيام بمحاضرات عن الطاقة الشمسية والطاقة المتجددّة بحسب حاجة الجامعة وطلبها. على أن يقوم الطرفان بالترويج كل لنشاطات الآخر عبر منصات التواصل الاجتماعي والمواقع الالكترونيّة التابعة لها باسسنثناء تلك التي تحمل الطابع الدعائي.

LSES Annual Iftar

The Lebanese Solar Energy Society LSES organized its yearly Iftar Dinner at Movenpick Hotel Beirut on 11th of April 2023.



LSES & Oxfam in Lebanon Training on Solar Water Pumping

Oxfam in Lebanon, in collaboration with LSES - Lebanese Solar Energy Society, conducted a Solar Water Pumping Technology Training in Beirut on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March, and in Chtoura, Bekaa on the 13th, 14th and 15th of March. More than 55 participants took part in the trainings, including representatives from 26 INGOS/NGOs, UN agencies, and 4 water establishments (North, South, Bekaa and Beirut).
The sessions discussed factors influencing #solarenergy production, feasibility of installing solar water pumping systems, various solar pumping design softwares, groundwater and pumping principles, and guidelines for implementing #water pumping #solar systems, among others. This initiative aims at creating an environment of coordinated effort and consideration for the inclusion of sustainable #renewableenergy sources into programme design and successful implementation of such projects.
The training in Beirut was followed with a visit to the solar water pumping station in Jiyeh area, in coordination with the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment مؤسسة مياه بيروت وجبل لبنان.
In the Bekaa, this training implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Danida, was followed with a visit to the solar water pumping station in Kfarzabad area, in coordination with the Bekaa Water Establishment - مؤسسة مياه البقاع.