The ESFD has also completed in 2018 the installation of a solar powered pumping system in the community of Jbaa in Chouf, in order to ensure sufficient water for irrigation at a lower cost.

The project amounting to EUR 118,200 consisted of the installation of 360 solar panels with solar water pumps inverters.

This project resulted in ensuring irrigation water through an eco-friendly system lowering the operating costs related to fuel and maintenance, and reducing carbon footprint compared to diesel generators. As a result, irrigation water will be provided to around 150 ha of the total area consisting of 573 ha.