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Solar Lighting in Rural Senegal

 

In Senegal, 75% of the rural population live without electricity. In urban areas, it is estimated that 43.5% of the population does not have access to electricity and lighting.

 

  Rural and remote site

   Senegal, AFRICA

  iSSL+

L'éclairage solaire dans les zones rurales du Sénégal

Area lighting & security, Senegal

 

Many villages were never able to obtain public lighting service –  This was the case of the Cherif Lo rural community, located within the Thiès region.

The very few rural communities which have access to electricity encounter difficulties paying energy bills, particularly those related to street lighting.

 

Massive rural exodus is also an issue, so the government has recently launched an emergency electrification program for the country. This plan aims to increase to 60% the share of the rural population with access to electricity and to reinforce local economic development in villages.

 

Senegal also has significant weather constraints with temperatures averaging 32°C and a rainy season with high levels of hygrometry and precipitations.

L'éclairage solaire dans les zones rurales du Sénégal

The solution

 

In Chérif Lo, precisely in the village of Keur Mbaye Gueye, as well as in 10 other towns in the Thiès region, Sunna Design’s iSSL+ streetlights were installed in main squares.

 

Illuminated areas have now created public spaces for economic and social activities. Three months after the installation, inhabitants notably changed their habits : sellers of drinks and candies settled close to streetlights, women and children went out more often at night, and main village squares were used for major celebrations.

 

In regard to safety, groups of teenagers in charge of patrols in the neighborhoods have established their base close to Sunna’s streelights. This resulted in notable decreases of thefts in villages.

 

Given that these streetlights are alimented with solar energy and last 10 years without maintenance, there will be no extra costs for these communities in the long run.

Year

 

2018
Location

 

Cherif Lo, Sénégal
Client

 

Government of Senegal
Product(s) used

 

iSSL +

Which products for this field of application ?

    Path and crosswalk 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 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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