The solar snake now provides enough electricity to power 1,000 households.
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A year after the Beirut River Solar Snake began feeding much-needed reliable electricity to Lebanese households, the project has shifted its goals in response to a changing renewables landscape. Completed in September 2015, the ambitious renewable energy initiative is still far from its original goal of producing 10 MW output, but has found success in boosting the visibility of renewable energy in Lebanon.Stretched over 325 meters of the polluted Beirut River that divides the city from its eastern suburbs, it has been producing a reliable 1 MW of electricity to power 1,000 households.The original project had two phases, the first to establish the BRSS and the second to expand it by 5 kilometers to power 10,000 homes.The Energy and Water Ministry's National Energy Efficiency Action Plan includes a goal to reach 12 percent renewable energy production by 2020 .
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