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.
Nowadays, our world is witnessing drastic climatic change. Indeed, global
warming is caused by Green House Gas Emissions that originate mostly from the
combustion of fossil resources such as oil and coal. Therefore, men have recently started
using new kinds of “renewable” energies such as solar energy, wind power,
hydropower, geothermal power (energy supplied by earth heat) and biomass (energy
emitted by the degradation of natural elements).
In response to this problem, the Lebanese Solar Energy Society (LSES), in
partnership with the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), has implemented an educational
project involving students in private and public schools across the Lebanese territory. In
fact a demonstration vehicle “EcoTruck” has been inaugurated in December 2012 at IRI
in the purpose of making educational school visits to disseminate the culture of
sustainability among the young generation. This truck is equipped with a clean
combustion engine and an off-grid cabin, combining elements that function with
renewable energies such as photovoltaic panels and wind turbines that generate
electricity from solar and wind energies. The truck equipment also include a solar
heating system connected to a faucet accessible to students. It will furthermore provide
educational material such as computers and LCD presentation screen, as well as
technical pamphlets adapted to every age level.
The purpose of this vehicle is therefore to make the students more sensitive to
this major issue, showing them what the alternative solutions are, and encouraging the
adoption of such solutions in students’ future or present houses. A three level
presentation program has been prepared corresponding to students from grade 6 to