FOSTEr in MED in Lebanon launches the pilot project on Building Integrated Photovoltaic at the Lebanese University Campus in Hadat in Beirut

February 08, 2016 - The Industrial Research Institute, partner of FOSTEr in MED project funded by EU ENPI CBC Med Programme, is starting a pilot project on Building Integrated Photovoltaic technology (BIPV) being implemented at the Lebanese University Campus in Hadat, Beirut.

Elias Kinab, technical expert of the project states: “As you can see the works are still in progress, the Industrial Research Institute is hosting a pilot project of 30 kW composed of two parts: at the façade where we can see the building integrated photovoltaic panels covering and playing the role of shading devices and overhangs to limit the solar gains during summer and especially to limit the cooling load of the building. The other part is the canopy which will be covered by PV panels and which will be part of the building”.
Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV), a technology still little used in the Mediterranean countries, consists in the integration of photovoltaic modules in buildings as architectural elements (as a roof, a façade cladding, a shading element, a parapet), considering not only the energy production of the PV, but also its architectural and esthetic value. The advantages of this technology are outstanding, for example if PV systems are installed on buildings, no other land use is required and electricity is directly generated at the point of usage, this will reduce the distribution and transmission losses of public electricity networks.


The Lebanese University Campus in Hadat in Beirut, is one of the 5 public buildings which will host the innovative solar photovoltaic plants, testing different technological solutions and architectural integration in the regions involved in the project, the selected buildings are: Balqa college - in Aqaba (Jordan); The Chamber of Commerce building in Alexandria (Egypt); the Centre National de Formation de Formateurs et d’Ingénierie de Formation (CENAFFIF) in Tunis (Tunisia); Regional Agency for the housing construction industry (AREA) in Cagliari (Italy).
For more information, please contact: Project Management Office DICAAR via Marengo 2 – 09123 Cagliari (Italy) Tel +39 070 6755811; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; website: www.fosterinmed.eu

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