Breaking Through the Darkness with Light
Chronic power outages have long been a way of life in Lebanon and the crisis does not appear to have a solution arising anytime soon. People, businesses, and institutions have had to rely on expensive private generators as the electricity crisis has worsened exponentially in the past year. Can you imagine yourself having to rely on only one hour of electricity within 24 hours of each day?
The benefits of this solar project extend beyond turning on the lights. It is addressing a crucial need. The ramifications connected to the daily disruption of electricity are far-reaching.
With the alternative solution of solar panels, precious funds spent on cash-guzzling fuel and noise-polluting generators will be replaced with “greener” and renewable energy. The installation of the solar grids includes a thermal energy storage system so that the system operates continuously and generates electricity efficiently as well as a component converting the current hot water systems into solar for cost efficiency and a decrease in the carbon footprint.
The direct beneficiaries of this project are various institutions in Lebanon and Syria, including the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE) Headquarters, schools, churches, a boarding school, the Center for Armenian Handicapped, the Social Action Center and KCHAG youth camp. To-date, panels have been installed at several locations, but funding is still needed to complete this project which has a projected cost exceeding $460,000 in Lebanon and $500,000 in Syria.
Lend your support and help fund this ongoing project! Your gift will help complete the installation of this innovative way of overcoming a major quality of life challenge.
To make a donation visit click on the donate button below or mail your checks to:
Armenian Missionary Association of America • 31 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 – Memo: Solar Panels