As Lebanon is among the few countries in the Middle East that are not endowed with fossil fuels it is crucial for the country to find alternative energy sources.
This document prepared by the Lebanese American University looks at the various renewable energy sources, assessing its application in Lebanon. The document concludes that solar thermal water heating for residential houses is the best renewable energy alternative for Lebanon. It is proved to be the most cost effective system, requiring minimum initial investment.
This being said, the document emphasizes the need for appropriate policies and incentive schemes to boost the development of the industry and market.
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