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About Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS)

As part of the government's National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) to install 200 MW of solar farms by 2020, Phoenix-ASACO with Lebanese contractors Dalal Steel Industries and Derviche Haddad PPB Structures s.a.l., will undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of the Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS) project, the largest of its kind on a national level. The Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water is funding BRSS through the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC).

BRSS will consist of the installation of 10 MW of energy to support Electricité du Liban (EDL). The first phase will install a photovoltaic (PV) farm across 30 meters of the Beirut River, by beginning 2015. The PV farm will feature a fully suspended design with no obstruction in the river, offering a capacity of 1.08 MWp.

Phoenix Group develops and integrates machinery and process automation, power distribution solutions; it also supplies renewable energy products for commercial use and manufactures minced solid bio-fuels. ASACO General Trade and Contracting is a local integrator for the design, supply and installation of renewable energy systems and is specialized in mounting racks for photovoltaic solar panels. Yingli Solar - the partner in Phoenix-ASACO joint-venture - is the world's largest solar panel manufacturer and a global solar energy industry leader, providing local customer service backed by global production capabilities and experience. 


Expected date of project completion: Q1 2015

PV Farm Capacity: 1.08 Mega Watts Peak (MWp)

PV Farm Length: 325 meters spanning across the river through a span of 30 meters. It is a fully suspended design with no obstruction in the river

PV Farm will:

  • Generate 1,655 Mega Watt Hour per year (MWhr/yr)
  • Use 3,600 poly christaline PV panels
  • Include a full weather station with data logging capacity
  • Feature state-of-the-art structural design, unique in the Middle East, combining a primary concrete structure and a secondary steel structure
  • Include a display panel visible to the public, showing the current production, the savings in kWh and in carbon emissions
  • Incorporate a remote monitoring system with remote troubleshooting
  • Use 60 inverters with an expandable topology, designed in a decentralized manner 
  • Feature high-level security, with a 3-meter fencing around the plant and CCTV cameras, in addition to around the clock security personnel

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Events & Exhibitions

Beirut Energy Forum 2014

Beirut Energy Forum 2014

Lebanon's largest event targeting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green buildings

Phoenix Energy will showcase photovoltaic power system at Beirut Energy Forum 2014 from 17 – 19 September 2014 at Le Royal Beirut Hotel – Dbayeh, Lebanon

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