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Lack of electricity drives sustainability options in Lebanon

With Lebanon’s deepening electricity crisis and fuel shortage, many homes and businesses have switched to solar panels to generate electricity due to widespread power cuts from the country’s unpredictable energy sector.
Solar panels are seen above the river bed in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2015.

In the face of the worsening energy crisis and the inability to find solutions to secure electric power, many Lebanese have taken the initiative to rely on solar electricity as subscriptions from private generators are expensive and state-run electricity is insufficient.

Demand for solar energy to generate electricity has spiked significantly and according to experts, if the situation continues like this many households are willing to invest in solar panels.

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