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News   April 2023

The PEP’S rural project of 50,000 solar streetlights inaugurated by the President of the Togolese Republic


The President of the Togolese Republic, His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, and the Minister Delegate in charge of Energy and Mines Mawunyo Mila Aziablé, inaugurated in Kadjanga (Togo), in the presence of the French Ambassador to Togo, Augustin Favereau, and an official delegation, the Solar Street Lighting Project in Rural Areas (PEP’ Rural), which will enrich the country’s street lighting infrastructure with 50.000 solar street lamps Sunna Design.

One third of the project has already been deployed, bringing lighting to remote and non-electrified areas and thus meeting the social and economic development challenges of rural areas.


This project illustrates Togo’s vision, led by its President, of universal access to energy and the deployment of impactful infrastructure to ensure that no Togolese is left behind. It has a strong, immediate and lasting impact on one million Togolese who are far from the electricity grid.


As President Faure Gnassingbé reminded us at the inauguration, “no habitable area will remain in the dark” and the Rural Solar Street Lighting Project confirms this commitment.


The result of a public-private partnership, this project supported by AT2ER (Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energies) includes the supply, installation and long-term maintenance of 50,000 smart and connected solar streetlights.


“PEP’s Rural contributes with solar street lighting to the security needs and improvement of the activities of the population” said Minister Mawunyo Mila Aziablé.


The project is funded by the French Treasury and is part of Togo’s National Development Program, which aims to provide universal access to electricity by 2030.


“This project illustrates the support of the Embassy for investments by innovative French companies in West Africa. It is an exemplary achievement in the service of the Togolese population and the partnership between our two countries,” said Augustin Favereau, Ambassador of France to Togo.



This project reinforces Sunna Design’s unique triple expertise through :


  • Its innovative all-in-one lamp posts are robust and easy to deploy, including in areas that are not accessible by road, and an innovative deployment plan that allows politicians to make objective choices and optimize maintenance over time.


  • Its local and sustainable commitment is based on the creation of wealth and skills in the markets it addresses. In Togo, the company has created a local company based in Lomé and entrusted all installation services to Togolese companies, SMEs of reference, thus creating several hundred direct or indirect jobs.


  • Its project management ranges from upstream financing to installation and maintenance in large quantities on large territories. Sunna Design thus has a unique project expertise to support its customers.


“With this project, Sunna Design demonstrates a unique know-how in rural public lighting, serving the Togolese government’s policy, with a concrete deployment of large-scale energy access solutions. It is also a showcase of our ability to execute on a market with very high potential in a highly differentiated way, opening up major future prospects, including a transfer of skills and local manufacturing,” says Ignace de Prest, CEO of Sunna Design.

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