Under the patronage of
HE the Minister of Industry, Dr Hussein haj Hassan
HE the Minister of Energy and Water, Mr Arthur Nazarian
The Centre for Innovation and Technology ( CIT) at the Industrial Research
Institute (IRI) in Lebanon will celebrate the launch of the new Building
Integrated Photovoltaic Pilot Plant implemented at the Industrial Research
Institute building on June 7, at the Lebanese University Campus in Beirut where
the Industrial Research Institute offices and labs are located.
This new structure is the pilot project of the EU funded project
FOSTEr in MED, whose aim is to promote the innovative use of solar technologies
in the Mediterranean mainly building integrated photovoltaic.
“We have been working in close collaboration with the management
office of the project in Cagliari during all the phases of the project, and our
local team has done a tremendous job in implementing and exploiting the benefits
of this new technology”, said Mr Naji Abi Zeid, the project manager of FOSTEr in
MED in Lebanon.
“The event marks the end of the implementation phase of the
project and the beginning of the monitoring phase of this new technology.”, says
Dr. Talal Salam from the Technical and Scientific Committee of the project. “Now
that the construction is done and the structure is up and running, the long-term
benefits are yet to be revealed.”
Dr Elias Kinnab, also from the Technical and Scientific
Committee and Info Point Administrator of the Project said that the team will
remain at the disposal of companies or individuals who would like to follow the
results obtained and know more about the use and benefits of the Building
Integrated Photovoltaic systems in Lebanon, where the sun is a “well of gold”
almost 300 days a year.