The world's largest producer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules has supplied almost 20 Lebanese schools with supplies to let them utilize solar energy through the sponsorship of the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon.
Suntech Power Holdings provided the solar panels for 19 remote schools in the country that had been working with Asaco General Trade & Contracting, a local renewable energy company. After previously having to deal with regular blackouts, the schools will now have their classroom and library lit by solar energy developed through the panels.
Each panel will range in solar energy output from 1.2 to 1.8 kilowatt hours.
"Suntech is proud to support this initiative," said Nader Jandaghi, Suntech's Director of Middle East. "CEDRO's adoption of solar power for these schools will brighten the lives and enhance the learning of children who will define Lebanon's future. Together, we want to power a world where everyone has direct and dependable access to nature's most abundant energy resource."
Ramzi AbuSaid, CEO of Asaco, added that the solar panel installations would be the "largest set of solar projects" ever seen in Lebanon and would help to guarantee that the schools have "dependable power at all times."