Tag Archives | Renewables

Solar Energy is Saving Lives in Libya’s Hospitals

By John Lee. Nine hospitals in Libya have solar panels, giving half a million people access to uninterrupted health services, according to a report from Thomson Reuters Foundation. They have been helped by a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) programme installing solar panels in hospitals to provide uninterrupted power to critical rooms. The report adds: […]

Basic Services are Key to Stabilizing Libya

By Noura Hamladj, UNDP Libya Country Director. Originally published here. The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that was keeping them alive. After losing two patients, hospital staff phoned UNDP in despair. The answer was convincing: solar […]

Audio: A Solar-Powered Lifeline for Libya’s Hospitals

The United Nations is installing solar panels to power hospitals in Libya. They hope it will provide a solution to the long and frequent power outages that have become a problem for the country’s healthcare system. The BBC‘s Rana Jawad spoke to Noura Hamladji, country director for the UNDP, and Dr. Anas al-Barghathi who runs […]

Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

Driving to the edge of Benghazi’s city limits will lead you to the bustling district of Al-Kwayfia. Small but lively, this suburb houses the eponymous Al-Kwayfia Respiratory Hospital, one of the few public health centers in Libya that treat respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases. The hospital’s location, away from the active fighting zones, has not […]

Solar Power Installed in Tripoli Hospital

In a first for Libya, solar power panels have been installed at the Abu Sleem Accidents and Emergency hospital in the capital Tripoli, to offer steady electricity for the hospital’s Intensive Care unit. Similar installations will be offered to three other hospitals in Tripoli: Ali Omar Askar Neuro Surgery, Tripoli Medical Centre and Cordoba Centre […]

Thinni Announces Solar Power Deal

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni, has said that an agreement is about to be signed with Greek investors to develop solar power in Libya. He told Hadath TV that a number of Greek investment companies would sign the contract with his government “within the coming days”, according to […]

PwC Wins Contract to Advise on Redevelopment

The Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) has appointed PwC as its strategic advisor on three major development initiatives in Libya. The LLIDF is supporting the redevelopment of Libya through its new Investment Programme which includes the redevelopment of Tripoli International Airport into a world-class international airport. Based within a secure hub on the […]

First Blades Arrive for Emsalata Wind Farm

By John Lee. Libya Herald has reported that the first giant blades for the 27-MW wind farm at Emsalata have been unloaded at Khoms, and have been transported to construction site near the town. The wind farm will eventually have 16 turbines on 71-metre-high towers. Each turbine will consist of three 40-metre-long blades, each weighing […]