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Lubumbashi’s main roads light up with solar street lamps

 

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 them into the logic of the city of tomorrow: connected and less energy-consuming thanks to solar technology.

 

  Road & street

    Lubumbashi, DRC

  iSSL Maxi 4

Solar street lamps revitalize Kasavubu Avenue in Lubumbashi

 

Congo Energy and Sunna Design join forces to implement a solar street lighting system on a very long artery of the city: the Kasavubu Avenue. Congolese company specialized in the maintenance and rehabilitation of electric infrastructures as well as renewable energies, Congo Energy turned to Sunna Design’s solar solutions to meet the specifications of this solar street lamps installation project.

 

A total of nearly 220 solar street lights from the iSSL Maxi 4 range were delivered by Sunna Design to be installed along the Kasavubu Avenue, from Forrest Square to the intersection with Likasi Avenue. Sunna Design’s autonomous street lamp is known for its efficiency, its robustness (guaranteed 10 years without maintenance), and its resistance to even the most extreme temperatures.

 

Whatever the weather, solar lighting provides with light thanks to its onboard intelligence and its system of energy production, storage and management. One of the advantages of solar lighting is that it allows for significant savings in energy costs. In Lubumbashi, the installation of these solar street lamps saves 1360 KWh each night compared to a traditional lighting system, which represents the average daily consumption of 115 families.

Public lighting in the direction of progress

 

The ecological lighting project entrusted to Congo Energy and Sunna Design is part of a larger rehabilitation project of the Kasavubu Avenue. Between 2019 and 2020, this artery of the city of Lubumbashi has been transformed over 2600 meters length and 17 meters wide. By choosing an intelligent street lighting system, the Democratic Republic of the Congo affirms its will to move towards solutions in line with the challenges of the city of tomorrow.

 

The modern and sustainable technology of led solar street lights allows to solve both concrete and immediate issues like the fight against darkness and the insecurity that it generates in cities and rural areas, as well as to prepare the future by choosing clean and renewable energy sources, at the same time less costly for the citizens and the environment. Sunna Design is proud to accompany African countries in their energy revolution!

Year

 

2019
Location

 

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Client

 

Congo Energy
Product(s) used

 

iSSL Maxi 4

Which products for this field of application ?

    Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Parking lot
    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 Park and recreation
    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 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
    1,750 to 3,500 lumens
    Consumption
    10 W to 20 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options couleur
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    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
    0,16 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    14 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Area

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,500 to 7,000 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    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
    0,147 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    19 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Road

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,500 to 7,000 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,147 m²
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight
    19 kg

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