About Us - Sunna-Design

About Us

Sunna Design is the leader of solar energy management for autonomous and connected applications, with solar street lighting being our core business.

Our Vision: the mass deployment of smart solar solutions, fully connected and powered by renewable energy, to build tomorrow’s cities, territories and rural environments sustainably.

Our unique know-how revolves around the complete mastery of technologies for solar energy generation, storage and management; of digital, and most importantly of their effective integration within high quality ‘Plug and Play’ industrial applications.

To date, we have filed 14 patents for breakthrough innovations, and have thus taken a compelling leading position in this sector.

Our solutions stand out for their remarkable robustness, durability, recyclability and unequalled performance in hot, temperate or cold climates. This is the case thanks to our differentiating battery technology combined with our smart in-built electronics.

« We are an extremely passionate and dedicated team and we offer full service from R&D up until execution. »

All our offers are fully connected and digital, allowing innovative services to be developed and IoT (Internet of Things) applications to be designed on demand and integrated into custom devices.

Our solar lighting solutions have successfully been implemented on all continents, where tens of thousands of solar lighting devices have already been deployed.

Our business model is based on the servicing of global clients as well as on the development of key regional partnerships to strengthen our presence locally.

Since our company was founded in 2011, our industrial innovations and our notable achievements have been rewarded by 10 international prizes.


We have recently been awarded the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award in 2017 and the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2018.


Sunna Design Milestones & Achievements

2021 : Sunna Design wins a 40M€ contract to deploy 50,000 solar street lighting in rural Togo

2020 : Sunna Design acquires North America’s leading solar lighting provider SOL Inc.
Sunna Design’s installed producst base passes 100,000 lighting points worldwide.

2019 : Expansion of the street furniture offer with the first connected bus shelters

2019 : Sunna Design launches first ever Solar Lighting as a Service (SLaaS) in the US

2018 : Ignace de Prest joins Sunna Design as CEO

2019 : Sunna Design receives the Montgolfier award

2018 : Sunna Design won the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2018, SME category

2017 : Third capital raising of 7 million Euros

2017 : Sunna Design won the Bloomberg New Energy Finance prize

2016 : Sunna Design acquired the label « Factory of the Future »

2015 : Second capital raising of 5.3 million Euros

2014 : Thomas Samuel, Founder and President of Sunna Design, received the MIT Young Innovator Award

2013 : Sunna Design raised 1.3 million Euros in funding

2012 : R&D partnership deal with the CEA-INES

2011 : Creation of Sunna Design


Executive Team :




Ignace de PREST


VP Sales















Valentine DJIDJI




Our Quality Policy

Sunna Design ISO 9001

Our objective is to offer the most efficient products on the market, adapted to your expectations in terms of quality and usage. We rigorously test all our products before shipping to ensure flawless quality and reliability.


Our quality management system is integrated at all levels of the company and guarantees the satisfaction of our customers’ requirements, in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

In order to always provide the best solution to our customers, we have initiated a quality process since 2015 to obtain ISO 9001 certification. We are ISO 9001-2015 certified.

Our solutions are entirely designed and manufactured in France, in our factory near Bordeaux, and integrate our 14 technological patents.

Factory 4.0

In 2016, Sunna Design inaugurated its ‘Factory of the Future’.

This innovative production unit, located in our premises near Bordeaux, simplifies the assembly process and increases the quality of our products.

Being a leader in our industry pushes us to market products of immaculate quality and our production capacity now reaches 100 000 products per year.

Thanks to the modularity of our assembly lines, their connectivity and their low electricity consumption, we are also able to replicate our assembly line process everywhere in the world.


The SYSTEMSOL R & D program is funded by the European Union and the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine

Sunna Design in the World Tens of thousands of devices deployed Carte des produits installés par Sunna Design
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