Twenty-three women from the Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon are spearheading a renewable energy revolution and improving their own lives in the process. The women partnered with activists from Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria to complete a solar panel installation project to help power machines to heat water, knead dough, squeeze fruit, and complete other working tasks. In the past, electricity shortages hurt the women’s productivity and added to prolonged and arduous working hours, as well as increased time away from their families. The solar panels mean increased income and opportunity for the women of the cooperative. Photo credit: Fadi Gedeon/Greenpeace