Covid-19 outbreak: Fonroche Lighting has introduced all the necessary measures and protocols to help protect our staff and ensure business continuity. We will continue to manufacture solar streetlights and maintain shipping schedules.
Fonroche has installed over 100,000 solar streetlights worldwide — the equivalent to around 2,900 kilometres (≈ 1,800 mi) of road infrastructure made safer every night.
Internationally, Fonroche operates through five subsidiaries, including four in Africa — Senegal, Benin, Kenya and South Africa — where we’ve successfully delivered numerous off-grid road lighting projects. What about your project?
Solar lighting is a lower-cost and more sustainable alternative to conventional public lighting. Completely off-grid, solar streetlights with PV panel operate entirely on the Sun’s energy, which is stored in a smart battery. This battery powers a high-performance LED unit, which provides 365 nights of lighting a year.
What’s more, it’s cheaper to invest in PV lighting than grid-connected equipment, because the price of renewable energy is now lower than power from the grid. In other words, we’ve reached ‘grid parity’. In fact, a solar solution is 25% cheaper per mile of road than grid-tied lighting. And because our solar solution doesn’t use any fossil energy, it helps reduce your carbon footprint.
Entirely off-grid, solar streetlights are installed with no trenches or cables and are up and running the same day. A team of three can install and commission about a kilometre (≈ 0.6 mi) of lighting per day, with no connection to the utility grid. Fonroche’s proprietary Power365 technology ensures a powerful spread of light, equivalent to grid-connected equipment. A quick, easy and cost-effective way to light your roads!