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Improving living conditions in Uganda thanks to solar street lighting

 

A French consortium has installed autonomous solar street lighting in Uganda to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants. Thanks to 75 high-powered solar streetlights from the EverGen range, the benefits of solar lighting are already being felt in the daily lives of 400,000 inhabitants of the Kampala region.

 

  Road and street, Rural and remote site

   Uganda, AFRIQUE

  EverGen L

In Uganda, 50% of the population still doesn’t have access to a reliable source of electricity. A French consortium supervised by the Energies for the World Foundation (FONDEM) has implemented an autonomous solar lighting system, as part of a FASEP funding.

 

60% of the African population still has no access to electricity. In the Kampala region of Uganda, the public lighting network only covers 8% of the town. Dilapidated, it is also only 50% operational and involves significant costs of maintenance.

 

Public lighting is essential to the well-being of populations and the development of cities. Reliable lighting improves people’s comfort and safety, enhances the attractiveness of the territory, particularly by allowing businesses to open later.

 

Thanks to a FASEP Green Innovation subvention (Private Sector Study and Assistance Fund), the Kampala region was able to implement a compliance upgrade and extension project for its street lighting network, a priority for the cities of Entebbe, Jinja and Mukono selected for this first phase of works.

 

FONDEM, the Novéa Energies company of the Ragni Group and Sunna Design have thus joined forces to deploy a demonstrator of innovative public lighting solutions in the region of Kampala, a complete model to be replicated on a larger scale. This project includes a preliminary analysis of the situation and needs of the area concerned to define a suitable lighting plan, the installation and monitoring of the solar street lighting system, and an impact study allowing preparing the replica of this model.

 

For this first phase, 75 high-power solar street lamps from the EverGen range have been deployed in the cities of Kampala. These autonomous street lamps powered by free green energy are equipped with the new generation of SunnaCore electronic card, a Sunna Design technology that allows remote supervision of the operation of the intelligent street lamps, for a precise management of energy expenses as well as an unequalled responsiveness in case of a light point failure.

 

The benefits of solar lighting of markets, schools and pedestrian paths are already being felt in the daily lives of the 400.000 residents of the Kampala region. The living conditions of the population are improved, security strengthened, a success that makes it possible to contemplate a large-scale deployment of Sunna Design’s solar solutions in Uganda, at the rate of 10.000 solar street lamps per city.

 

The success of this FASEP project is also an additional example of the quality of French technology and know-how, guaranteeing the installation of efficient and reliable solar solutions with an unequalled lifespan.

Which products for this field of application ?

    Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Parking lot Path and crosswalk Park and recreation

    The UP1 is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for pedestrian, bicycle path and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with un- matched performance and connected services such as SunnAPP.

     

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    Road and street Parking lot Road and street
    The UP2 is reliable and robust, particularly suitable for road, car park and industrial lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast 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 Road and street
    The UP4 is reliable, powerful and robust, particularly suitable for road and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast 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!  
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP1 noir Lampadaire solaire UP1 intelliget et connecté blanc Lampadaire solaire UP1 intelliget et connecté marron
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 blanc Lampadaire solaire UP2 intelliget et connecté marron
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne blanc Lampadaire solaire UP4 intelliget et connecté double lanterne marron

    Specifications UP1

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1,600 to 3,300 lumens
    Consumption
    10 W to 20 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110,000 hours
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    50 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    120 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,40 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    15 kg

    Specifications UP2

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,600 to 7,200 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > a 20 años al 80% de la potencia inicial
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,59 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    20.5 kg

    Specifications UP4 Dual

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1 lantern: 7,200 lm / 2 lanterns: 7200 to 14,400* lumens
    Consumption
    40 W to 80 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor (UP4 Dual)
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    160 WC
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    480 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    1,11 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø76 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    44.5 kg or 46k g

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