Mohammed, a citizen living in the capital Beirut, says the electricity supply is no more than two to four hours in a 24-hour period, and he cannot subscribe to a generator or resort to alternative solutions.
While Jocelyn, who lives in one of the towns of Matn, believes that the current power cuts in Lebanon did not occur even in the years of the civil war, leaving her dependent on a private generator for 10 hours a day at a cost of close to 3 million pounds per month, which is equivalent to 150 US dollars, which is 6 times. The minimum wage is 675,000 Lebanese pounds, or $25.
Lebanon has spent more than $46 billion on the electricity sector, but to no avail, given years of renting electricity ships and corrupted deals and failure to activate collection.
Adnan, who lives in western Bekaa, told Sky News Arabia that he resorted to buying solar panels and batteries to get electricity after hopes of getting them from the state were dashed.
The phenomenon of installing solar panels has spread in abundance this year as citizens flocked to buy them because they lost hope in the state and incurred high costs starting at $100 per month, to get electricity for 6 hours a day. .
The chairman of the board of directors of the housing bank, Antoine Habib, revealed in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, that the bank is in the process of providing a 5-year loan to the citizen, worth 100 million Lebanese pounds , equivalent to $3,700, to purchase solar panels to support them in difficult circumstances.
According to engineer Issa Saad El-Din, owner of Solar & LED Solutions, which deals with installing solar energy, and in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, this phenomenon has become the only solution for the Lebanese to certain period of electricity to obtain 24 hours in view of the loss of electricity.Hope for the state and the greed of owners of generators.
He explains that panel installation is more widespread in villages than in cities, because housing in villages is private residences and not shared in buildings as is the case in cities. thousand dollars for a house, maximum.