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Solar streetlights light up emblematic square in Lubumbashi

 

In Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Congo Energy installed Sunna Design‘s iSSL Maxi 4 and iSSL+ autonomous solar streetlights in Square Forrest to provide lighting and improve the security of the park, pathways and sports fields.

 

  Park and recreation

   Lubumbashi, CONGO (DRC)

  iSSL Maxi 4, iSSL+

Eclairage Solaire d'une zone urbaine au Lubumbashi au Congo

The context, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Lubumbashi is the capital of the mining province of Katanga and one of the largest cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city, home to over 2 million people, has significant economic, political and cultural appeal.

 

In line with its mission to develop and implement projects with a positive socio-economic and human impact for the local community, the Rachel Forrest Foundation partnered with Congo Energy to provide the city with 48 autonomous solar streetlamps. Developing the city’s infrastructure, and in particular public lighting, is one of the Foundation’s priorities to improve the lives of Lubumbashi’s inhabitants.

 

Congo Energy is a Congolese company committed to revitalizing and developing the energy sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company, who is Sunna Design’s authorized distributor in the region, aims to reduce the energy deficit by offering energy-efficient products while improving the quality of installations.

Eclairage solaire à Lubumbashi en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Efficient and durable solar lighting

 

In partnership with the Rachel Forrest Foundation, Congo Energy selected Sunna Design‘s solar-powered streetlighting solutions to provide lighting in Square Forrest. This project is designed to brighten up the emblematic square, which is a place of gathering located in the heart of the city centre, as well as improve its security. The square, a high-traffic area, features a public basketball court and weight training equipment, which makes it a popular spot for young people in Lubumbashi.

 

For efficient and comfortable lighting, our iSSL Maxi 4 streetlights provide lighting for the sports fields, while the iSSL+, suitable for pedestrian areas, lights up the park and its paths. Designed to last, these products provide Square Forrest with high-performance, future-proof lighting, with guaranteed continuity 365 days a year, regardless of failures in the existing electric lighting network.

Eclairage solaire à Lubumbashi en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Solar lighting projects on the rise in the city 

 

Guylain Lubaba Buluma, Mayor of Lubumbashi; Jean-Claude Kamfwa, Vice-Governor of Haut-Katanga; and George A. Forrest, President of the Forrest International Group attended the official ceremony for the donation of the solar streetlights. George A. Forrest said: “This donation of solar streetlights, which are accessible to all, is part of the group’s actions to beautify and secure the city. »

 

This project comes in addition to other solar street lighting installations by Congo Energy in Lubumbashi, where a total of 208 Sunna Design solar streetlights are currently being set up on Kasa-Vubu Avenue.

Year

 

2019
Location
 
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Client
 
RDC
Product(s) used

 

iSSL +, iSSL Maxi 4
Agent

 

Congo Energy

Which products for this field of application ?

    Park and recreation Parking lot Path and crosswalk Park and recreation 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 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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