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.
Bakhooun Technical School

An agreement is under signature between LSES and UNDP to implement PV Solar system with battery storage system at Bakhoun Technical School. LSES will have 40 000, 00 $ to complete this project.

Project will be launched in November 2021 and the opening is planned on June 2022 (7 months duration)



The Problem: In Bakhoun, a northern Lebanese village, 900 students are at risk of dropping out of school as their only educational facility in the area can no longer sustain itself in terms of electricity and power generation. The school closure is preventable if sustainable and long term measures are urgently implemented.


  • The School and its conditions: The schooling conditions in the Bakhoun Technical School are deteriorating due to the shortage in power supply. The school that runs two shifts has a high electricity demand and, in parallel, faces excessive blackouts, high diesel cost, shortage of diesel, and high maintenance cost, in addition to sound and air pollution caused by the diesel generators.  


  • A community problem requires a community led solution: the inability of generating energy to sustain an educational facility is resulting in practical classes being cancelled. Children are spending excessive time in the playground and less time in the classrooms, the quality of education is degrading, the risk of drop outs is increasing, and the constant exposure to air pollution is putting the health of children at risk. The problem is a community scale one, therefore, it has to have a community led solution.


  • The ‘’everyone is a winner’’ solution: LSES, in collaboration with UNDP Cedro5, project are offering their expertise and knowledge in designing and implementing energy and environmental solutions. The objective is to supply and install a small-scale Solar Photovoltaic power plant consisting of a Photovoltaic generator, inverter, fuel save controller, data logger, and auxiliary equipment at the Bakhoun School and provide training for the school management for the operation and maintenance of the installed system. 


  • Four years, we break even and we give the environment a break: The project that will cost USD 20,000 and the proposed Photovoltaic system capacity of 18 KWp will cover around 60% of the power consumption and reduce around 16 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The estimated annual savings are around USD 4600 which would pay back the initial cost in around four years.


  • Investment in sustainability is investing in the future: When implemented, this project will serve as a model for the design and management of small-scale Photovoltaic projects. Residents of Bakhoun and nearby municipalities will consider this project as a pilot action to be replicated in view of developing more green energy technology resources in the region.




Sustainable financing workshop

LSES participation in a workshop in the aborder of Engineers in Beirut about Financing Sustainable projects

LSES session in Project Lebanon

 LSES session in Project Lebanon 2019 about solar water pumping and collective solar heaters presented by Mr. Youssef Ghantous and Mr. Adnan Zein

LSES and Oxfam 3-day Training on Solar Pumping

Oxfam and LSES completed an advanced 3-day training on solar pumping held in Chtaura for lebanese water establishements engineers and operators. The training was a great success and our national water establishment managers got to know more about solar integration possibilities. 

The training was conducted by the Lebanese Solar Energy Society(LSES) and Oxfam global solar and in coordination with Bekaa Water Establishment from May 29,2019 to May 31,2019.

The objectives of the training was to increase the capacity of the participants to be able to:

  • Assess the feasibility of installing solar water pumping system.
  • Able to differentiate between different type of solar systems and when to use these different types.
  • Assess the main steps of project development and implementation for solar water pumping.
  • Assess existing solar water pumping systems
  • Compare different type of solar systems
  • Become familiar with risk in implementation and mitigation
  • Become familiar with solar water pumping design software.
  • Become familiar with specifications to support solar water pumping tender processes.
  • Understand operation and maintenance needs for solar water pumping.
Technical Session on Integrated Solar Technologies

LSES organized a technical session of four presentations in the Order of Engineers under the subject “ Building integrated solar technologies “ The speakers were experts from LSES who showed case studies for projects implemented in Lebanon where the solar systems were integrates into the architecture of the building. During the session LSES president Mr Youssef Ghantous presented an appreciation medal to Mr Pierre El Khoury general director of LCEC for his valuable contributions to the Renewable energy sector in Lebanon.

Solar Water Heating at UIT university

Mr Walid El Baba presentation about Solar Water heating systems in Saida. Organized by Lebanese University UIT