Tag Archives | Solar Energy

Solar Street Lights in Ubari

"The solar lights in the streets are making a difference in people's lives and in our small businesses since we can keep our shops open after sunset and people are thrilled to keep enjoying life after the sun sets," said Abdo Mohammed Ahmad, a 26-year-old young man who runs a cafe in Ubari city center. […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Construction of main Administration building At Al-Hariga terminal, Tobruk- Project No: P-50, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Upgrading and Tie-in new wells into the existing cathodic protection system (Nafoora) Turnkey project Project no P-22, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Modernization of metering devices […]

China to build Solar Power Plant in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya's Eastern-based government, Abdullah al-Thani [Thinni], has laid the foundation stone for a new 100-MW solar power plant in Kufra. Built on a 200-hectares site, the project is being implemented a Chinese company. (Source: Tobruk-based Government)

What Future for Solar Power in Libya

By John Lee. Could solar power be the answer to Libya's energy problems? The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has installed solar panels in 15 Libyan hospitals, and Austrian and Italian companies are also lending their expertise to the country's development of and research on solar power. But writing in The New Arab, Austin Bodetti says […]

Eni to help Develop Renewable Energy in Libya

Fayez al-Sarraj, Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), met in Tripoli with Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi (pictured) to discuss the general situation of Libya, with a particular focus on the security issues and Eni's activities in the country. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the […]

OMV, NOC open Renewable Energy Lab in Jikharra

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Austria's OMV have installed and equipped an integrated laboratory and workshop for Renewable and Sustainable Energy studies at the Higher Institute for Energy in Jikharra, as part of the companies' sustainable development programme in the Wahat region. Mr. Adel Bin Qabaliyeh, NOC’s sustainable development specialist, declared the renewable energy […]

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 […]