A Lebanese town begins the transition to solar power. - 16 Apr 2011  
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 The residents of Arab Salim in southern Lebanon have approved a plan to bring solar water heaters into every home, beginning with a pilot project of 100 homes.

Both the municipal government and the company installing the solar water heaters have agreed to each pay US$100 of the installation expenses.

The cost per household will then be approximately US$400. The equipment should pay for itself in under two years with the average annual savings estimated at US$260 per household.

Congratulations, Arab Salim residents and government, on taking this eco-friendly and cost-saving step. May every city and town adopt Earth-loving ways for a bright planetary future.