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Beirut Energy Forum (BEF) is the largest event in Lebanon related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green buildings. BEF 2016 will be held from 21 and 23 September 2016. The event receives the support of the Ministry of Energy and Water, the League of Arab States (LAS), the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), and the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut (OEA).
Submitted by Amr Hai on November 27, 2015
This comprehensive case study analyses Lebanon’s Solar Water Heating (SWH) market and enabling environment over the course of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project).
The Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Report (SWH TechScope Report) was developed under the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, a joint initiative undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with co-financing by the International Copper Association (ICA).
This report was developed to support the growth of the global solar water heating market (SWH) by providing a replicable, high-level, and publicly available Methodology to evaluate the solar water heating policy, finance and investment, business, and quality control infrastructure across countries: the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology. The report is intended to be used in concert with two Excel-based evaluation tools, the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reductions Calculator.
This survey study on Lebanon’s solar water heaters market, conducted by the company Amer Nielsen, was funded by the Global Environment Funds under the Global Solar Water Heating and Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative project, and was supervised by the United Nations Development Programme and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation.
The purpose of this regional market assessment report is to help overcome some relevant barriers which currently prevent solar water heating (SWH) systems from providing a larger share of energy supply in Mediterranean countries, i.e. the lack of knowledge and trust on the technology, as well as the lack of systematic statistics on the solar thermal market and industry, and the very limited return on experiences.