Liban Cables, a Lebanese manufacturer of power and communication cables, has inaugurated a new 600-kW peak solar power system at its industrial facility in Nahr Ibrahim, Lebanon.
The project marks an expansion to its existing 600-kWp solar power system, which was installed in 2017 under the Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation (DREG) initiative, a partnership between the United Nations Development Program and the Lebanese government.
The expansion brings the total peak output at the facility to 1.2 MW, including a 500-kW containerized battery solution, says Liban Cables, a subsidiary of France-based Nexans.
The company notes that the project will allow it to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,500 tons per year, equivalent to the weight of 750 cars, by replacing two of its six electric generators with photovoltaic panels.
The 3,020 photovoltaic panels installed at the facility are connected to Nexans solutions and expected to produce more than 1.8 GWh annually, covering 18 percent to 20 percent of the plant’s electricity needs. This renewable energy is comparable to the annual electricity consumption of 434 Lebanese homes over 25 years.
“Liban Cable’s facility is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the country,” said Nabil Khlat, Chairman and CEO of Liban Cables. “This installation represents Nexans’ commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.2 percent per year by 2030 and to contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change by developing renewable energy usage.”