The General Directorate of Hydraulic and Electric Resources has awarded a $1.35 million contract to install a one megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic farm in Choukine, Nabatieh.
The contract was awarded to a consortium of four companies: Asaco, Farhat Group, Power and Automation Control (PAC), and Marji Group.
According to the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, installation work is expected to begin in two months’ time. It is expected to take between 16 and 18 months to complete.
The contract is part of a national plan to install solar farms, with an entire energy value of around 30 MW, for the public sector between 2016 and 2020.
The Choukin farm is the third project following the one megawatt Beirut River Solar Snake project and the one megawatt Zahrani Oil Installations’ project.
Choukin farm will be connected to the public power grid of Electricité du Liban (EDL).