An agreement was recently signed in Cameroon for the installation of f a total of 100,000 solar streetlights in rural areas.
The agreement was signed between the French company Sunna Design and the Association of United Councils and Cities of Cameroon (UCCC). It is a result of the International Economic Days of Communes (Jeicom21), which were held in Yaoundé in 2021.
Reportedly, the first phase of the project will be completed in April 2023. This phase comprises the installation of 17,750 solar lamps, according to Augustin Tamba, president of the UCCC.
Sunna Design, which has its headquarters in Blanquefort in southwest France, will make use of streetlights from its iSSL+ line that utilizes connected “Sunnap” technology. This technology will eventually speed up the use of solar energy for public lighting in the West African country.
In order to facilitate the transfer of essential technology for the development of local jobs, the agreement also calls for the construction of a factory to assemble these solar lights in the commune of Yaoundé VII.
Upon completion, the entire project will assist Cameroon to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
Projects similar to the installation of 100,000 solar streetlights in Cameroon being carried out by Sunna Design in other nations
The signing of this agreement comes just under a year after the signing of another contract with the Togo government. Worth more than $40 million the contract entails the supply and installation of 50,000 smart solar street lights in the West African country.
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There are other African towns that are already gaining from Sunna Design’s solar solutions, just as the capital of Cameroon. Keur Massar from Senegal falls within this category. The main mosque, parks, and neighborhood stores in this bright village are now all illuminated with 60 iSSL street lighting.
It must be acknowledged that tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa, lack access to power. However, given the potential of renewable energies and investors’ interest in them, access to power in these locations is extremely likely to increase in the years to come.
In addition to the project to install solar streetlights in Cameroon, Sunna Design has also installed an intelligent system at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa. The solar-powered apparatus illuminates the campus and gives pupils weather information for the province of Kwazulu-Natal.