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Beirut Solar Project Aims to Slow Power Cuts

A river-spanning solar farm in the heart of Beirut is stoking hopes that renewable energy can play a key role in solving Lebanon’s power problem. Built on time and under budget at just more than $3 million, the Beirut River Solar Snake Project is claimed by its creators to be the only one of its kind. The government-funded project is set to be completed in a matter of weeks as part of a drive to make 12 percent of the country’s energy renewable by 2020. Pierre El Khoury, director of...

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