Father Khalil Alwan - Vice President
“The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon prides itself on being a pioneer in applying renewable energy products. The goal set is to reduce the overall energy consumption by 13%.
We started in 2009 by implementing a PV solar system to produce around 114,000 kWh per year; a thermal solar water heating solution was applied at a later stage.
In 2012, after conducting a thorough site inspection, the highly-skilled Phoenix Energy staff prepared a plan of action to install three biomass boilers. The aim was to save the environment, reduce diesel consumption and provide the perfect solution to supply the sanctuary with space heating and hot water all year long − especially during the winter. The staff members were keen on providing training and close follow-up.
This state-of-the-art project led to a diesel consumption decrease by 70% and a major CO2 gas emission reduction. The Return on Investment (ROI) was achieved within less than one year.
The management of The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon is confident that the strategic alliance with Phoenix Energy will make the going green energy a more practical solution in the near future.”