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.




EcoTruck in Forum De Beyrouth

LSES Eco truck within the e-Motor show in Forum De Beyrouth 11-15 April

EcoTruck in Don Bosco School

LSES Eco truck visit to Don Bosco School IN Kahalé ans à presentation about renewable energy for the students in collaboration with Vides Renewable energy program

EcoTruck in Jesus & Mary School
ECO truck Visits Jesus & Mary School as part of its tour in Municipality of Cornet Chahwan, Ain Aar, Beit El Kikko & Hbous
Thank you Cornet Chahwan municipality for your support and belief in the ECO truck and in raising the awarness of Renewable Energy.
EcoTruck in College Patriarcal Rabweh Cornet Chahwan
Another dull day visit to College Patriarcal Rabweh Cornet Chahwan (Grades 6, 7, 8, S1 & S2) with LSES (The Lebanese Solar Energy Society) Eco Truck sponsored by our Municipality.
Awareness among the youth of renewable energy.
EcoTruck in DeirKanoun el Nahr
LSES and Eco Truck participating in an environmental event in Deirkanoun el Nahr
You can check more details about the EcoTruck here
The EcoTruck

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
grade 12.