NREAP of Lebanon presents a strategic planning of the Renewable Energy Sector in the country. The strategy presents several scenarios for achieving 12% by 2020, target in 2009. The target is set to implement Renewable Energy projects that would actually produce approximately 767 kilotonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe) in 2020, equivalent to 12% of the projected total electricity and heating demand in Lebanon during that year.
Three main paths are considered to be developed in order to reach the target. Wind energy for electricity production would represent one major milestone with a projected share of 2.06% of the total Lebanese demand for Energy in 2020. Solar energy-including solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), and solar water heaters-would be another important milestone with around 4.20%. In addition, benefitting from hydro resources for electricity production would be essential with a percentage of around 3.24%. Finally, biomass would cover around 2.50%.