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Autonomous & connected solar lighting solutions for the Rohingyas

 

Sunna Design has joined forces with the associations Électriciens Sans Frontières and Friendship, Schneider Electric, the Fondation de France and the Fondation Bruneau, the crisis and support centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the city of Paris to train for the people of Rohingya.

 

 Rural and remote site

   Rohingya, BANGLADESH

  iSSL+

Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas

Solar energy lighting for a better life 

 

Since the end of August 2017, persecuted in Myanmar, the Rohingya have been fleeing their country in search of greater security. Today, there are more than one million displaced people in the Cox’s Bazar region of southern Bangladesh. The camps are overcrowded and the Rohingya survive in alarming health and social conditions. Without lighting, refugees face insecurity. 52% of refugees have already been victims of sexual violence, and half of the water, hygiene and sanitation needs are not covered.

 

The “Light for the Rohingyas” project aims to contribute to improving the living conditions and safety of Rohingya refugees in the Ghumdhum and Balukhali camps by strengthening local skills to install and maintain sustainable electrical equipment.

Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas

Empower the camp population

 

“Light for the Rohingyas” focuses on the transfer of skills. While it is essential to be able to quickly secure the camps and improve living conditions, it is also essential to be able to support the beneficiaries towards greater autonomy and make their actions sustainable. The electrification of sensitive areas will therefore be carried out by the beneficiaries themselves. However, they will be supported for two years by Friendship and Electricians Without Borders, and the camp’s populations and the teams of our local partner are trained in electrical trades.

 

This lighting issue is key to safety, especially on journeys to wells and latrines. The absence of light as soon as the sun sets poses a major threat to the safety of populations, particularly women and children. Electrical systems are almost non-existent. Some families (very rare cases) are in possession of photovoltaic equipment and have organized to share them with their neighbours so that 2 or 3 huts have access to some lighting at night.

 

In a context where people are deeply affected by the violence they flee and access to healthcare is limited, electrification of sensitive areas such as latrines or health centres plays an essential role in security and access to basic rights. Faced with this context, Sunna Design offered free intelligent solar lighting solutions, iSSL+, to secure part of the refugee camp.

Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas

Empower the camp population

 

“Light for the Rohingyas” focuses on the transfer of skills. While it is essential to be able to quickly secure the camps and improve living conditions, it is also essential to be able to support the beneficiaries towards greater autonomy and make their actions sustainable. The electrification of sensitive areas will therefore be carried out by the beneficiaries themselves. However, they will be supported for two years by Friendship and Electricians Without Borders, and the camp’s populations and the teams of our local partner are trained in electrical trades.

 

This lighting issue is key to safety, especially on journeys to wells and latrines. The absence of light as soon as the sun sets poses a major threat to the safety of populations, particularly women and children. Electrical systems are almost non-existent. Some families (very rare cases) are in possession of photovoltaic equipment and have organized to share them with their neighbours so that 2 or 3 huts have access to some lighting at night.

 

In a context where people are deeply affected by the violence they flee and access to healthcare is limited, electrification of sensitive areas such as latrines or health centres plays an essential role in security and access to basic rights. Faced with this context, Sunna Design offered free intelligent solar lighting solutions, iSSL+, to secure part of the refugee camp.

  • Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas
  • Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas
  • Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas
  • Des solutions d'éclairage solaire autonomes et connectées pour les Rohingyas
Year

 

2018
Localisation
 
Myanmar
Customer
 
Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the city of Paris
Products used

 

iSSL +
Installer

 

 Électriciens Sans Frontières, Schneider Electric & the Fondation de France

Which products for this field of application ?

    Park and recreation Parking lot Path and crosswalk
    The iSSL+ is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for pedestrian walkways, cycle paths and car parks. This innovative product offers a very simple and quick installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'. Do you have a similar project or any other project? Talk to our sales team!    
    Park and recreation Parking lot General Area
    The iSSL maxi Area is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for area lighting, car parks and public squares. This innovative product offers a very simple and quick installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!    
    Road and street Parking lot General Area
    iSSL Maxi Road is the most reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution. This innovative product offers unparalleled performance and connected services with the SunnApp, and installs very quickly.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!    
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL+ noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL+ blanc
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Area noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Area blanc
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Road Noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Road blanc

    Specifications iSSL +

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1800 to 3600 lumens
    Consumption
    10 W to 20 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 1 lm/W
    Color temperature options couleur
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K & 5700K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours IESNA LM-80 TM-21 certified
    * Available with motion sensor
    PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    50 Wc
    Lifespan
    25 years
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, very high temperature resistance
    Capacity
    120 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,16 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    13 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Area

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3600 to 7200 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 180 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K & 5700K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours IESNA LM-80 TM-21 certified
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    25 years
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, very high temperature resistance
    Capacity
    240 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,147 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    19 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Road

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3600 to 7200 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 180 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K & 5700K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours IESNA LM-80 TM-21 certified
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    25 years
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, very high temperature resistance
    Capacity
    240Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,147 m²
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight
    19 kg

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