A file picture taken on February 10, 2015 shows a maintenance man working on solar panels at Norsol solar energy company in Villaldemiro, northern Spain. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO
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Lebanon plans to bulk up on renewable-energy assets beyond just rooftop solar in a move that could wean reliance on fossil fuels and avoid blackouts, according to a government agency.It's also looking to reduce energy demand by 5 percent by boosting efficiency, according to the agency.A second utility-scale project in Southern Lebanon is being developed by ECOsys, a subsidiary of the ITG group, is expected to come online in the third quarter with a capacity of 1.1 megawatts, according to manager Elie Maalouf.The European Investment Bank is also working with local Lebanese banks to provide 50 million euros ($56 million) for renewable energy and efficiency projects.
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