The action carried out in the area of Kahale aims to contribute and guarantee sustainable production and consumption models; ensuring for all access to inexpensive, reliable, sustainable and modern energy; adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences. Specifically, through the project we intend on contributing to the creation and maintenance of a system for the production of electrical energy (photovoltaic), for fair development, and sustainable in the urban area of Kahale and its surroundings. 

Country: Lebanon

Funding Authorities: AICS- Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo

Sector: Production and supply of solar energy and training/education on energy

Local partner: Congrégation des Filles de Marie Auxiliatrice (Salésiennes) – Ispettoria Medio Oriente “Gesù Adolescente” – MOR

Italian partners: COMI – Cooperazione per il Mondo in via di Sviluppo; POLIMI – Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento Energia (Cattedra UNESCO – “Energia per lo sviluppo sostenibile”); ISF-MI Ingegneria Senza Frontiere (Milano); EWS – Earth Wind & Sun s.r.l.

Predicted results for the period 2018/2021:

– Install a system of photovoltaic lights for public street lighting in Kahale

– Train personnel responsible for the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems

– Raise awareness and train the population and local authorities in the use of alternative forms of energy

– Promote the use of renewable energies in favour if the population

Direct beneficiaries:

– Population of Kahale 7.000

– Population of Araya 5.000

– 5 churches

– 8 supply stations

– 3 enterprises for the production of bread

– 4 pharmacies

– 2 social centres

– 1 orphanage

– 24 businesses

– 10 restaurants

Indirect beneficiaries:

About 500.000 people residing in the area of Kahale