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
Durumi has been shortlisted as part of the «Light Up Nigeria» program which aims to bring light in certain areas of the country and foster local development, both from an economic and social perspective. Another objective was to provide more safety in neighbourhoods and boost local activities at night.
Nigeria is subject to severe climatic constraints with a hot and humid season followed by a very dry season where temperatures can exceed 40°C. This factor results in a real challenge for streetlights installed in direct sunlight as they need to be able to bear heavy charge and discharge cycles.
Initially, 70 basic solar streetlights were installed. Made in China, these were equipped with lead-acid batteries. Two months after their installation, 30% of the products were defective and only after 6 months of operation, nearly 50% of products had to be replaced.
70 Sunna Design streetlights from the iSSL Maxi Road range have now been installed in the Durumi district to replace low-end products.
The lighting which is now in place, is more powerful and now lasts all night. It illuminates a wider area thanks to Sunna’s technology, power and product quality.
The Total Cost of Ownership is much lower with a product from Sunna Design. Over a 10-year period, there will be no additional costs linked with either maintenance or replacements, which makes Sunna’s solutions very competitive in the long term in comparison with low-end products.
Project Impact :
250 000 beneficiaries
Municipality of Abuja
iSSL Maxi Road
After completing several projects that have met all the expectations of both residents and operations managers, the municipality of Valencia, Spain, and Sunna Design continue their successful collaboration on the solar street lighting of the city. The Ministry of Territorial Policy, Public Works, and Mobility did not hesitate to contact Sunna Design’s teams to […]
In 2019, Sunna Design partnered with Congo Energy on a large-scale solar lighting project in the city of Lubumbashi. Through the installation of over 200 solar street lamp units in one of the biggest cities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the project has contributed to the revival of public spaces while integrating […]
Between 2019 and 2021, in collaboration with Schneider Electric, and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), over 130 Sunna Design’s iSSL Maxi Road solar streetlights were installed for a solar public lighting project in Tapachula, Mexico. This country faced two key challenges: a strained social context, partially related to migration flows, and […]
The City of Tournefeuille, west of Toulouse, has recently created an additional cycle route in its municipality, with the aim of improving the network of its cycle paths and in particular to connect them to the city’s high school. In order to carry out this project and in coherence with its energy and ecological […]