200 solar streetlights in Mali with the TREZOR project

Our international projects

In northwest France, the lle-et-Vilaine council is celebrating 35 years of cooperation with the Mopti region of Mali. This partnership has supported a wide range of projects, designed to improve living conditions for Malian people. This year has seen the rollout of a new project called TREZOR for Tranquillité en Zones Rurales (peace of mind […]

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Colombia’s new Alto Magdalena highway lit by Fonroche

Our international projects

Building on its successful involvement in the ‘Viaducto de la Paz’ project, France-based company Fonroche is pursuing its expansion in Colombia with another ecofriendly public lighting solution — this time for the new Alto Magdalena highway project. Hundreds of solar streetlights are being installed at strategic locations along the route to make driving safer and […]

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Sierra Leone’s solar aspirations

Our international projects

Sierra Leone is a country on Africa’s Atlantic coast, bordered by Guinea to the north and Liberia to the southeast. This region of sub-Saharan Africa famously has the lowest household electrification rate in the world. Sierra Leone has a population of nearly 8 million, yet only 13% have electricity. Even the lucky few have to put […]

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Mayotte’s streetlights powered by Indian Ocean sunshine

Our international projects

Join us today as we journey to Mayotte, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. Mayotte is an overseas French-administrated territory and comprises a main island, Grande-Terre, and a smaller island, Petite-Terre. Our local partner talks enthusiastically about how Fonroche Lighting off-grid solar solutions manufactured in France are lighting […]

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Solar lighting impresses in East Africa

Corporate news

A year ago, Fonroche Lighting set up a new subsidiary in Africa. After Senegal on the continent’s west coast, we now have a second base of operations in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. In both locations, the objective is the same — help us be more responsive and forge better, closer relations with customers and prospects […]


Fonroche Lighting lab: ready, test, go!

Corporate news

Things are heating up in the lab! Here, Fonroche Lighting tests all the components of its solar streetlights before approving them for production. To get a clearer picture of how the lab works, we talked to Justine, our prototyping and model shop expert. The lab: from testing to production Fonroche Lighting has long-standing expertise in solar […]


World Blog Day

Corporate news

Join us today, Saturday 31st August, as we celebrate World Blog Day by turning the spotlight on our own corporate ‘weblog’. Launched just two years ago, the Fonroche ‘blog of solar lighting’ brings you new content every week, with posts on latest contract wins, project successes, tips for project owners, events, team profiles and more. […]


Trade events | Taking the solar lighting message to the world!

Corporate news

Fonroche Lighting has a busy few months ahead, with a host of opportunities to promote our solar public lighting solutions. After African Utility Week, Africallia and InterLumi earlier in the year, we’ll again be lighting the way ahead at a series of trade events. We are looking forward to seeing you there! 😊 International exhibitions […]


Colombia’s longest bridge lit by Fonroche

Case studies

In July 2018, the Viaducto de la Paz, or ‘Viaduct of Peace’, was officially opened to motorists and other road users. This major infrastructure upgrade is vital for the region’s economic growth, and the project was conducted in accordance with sustainable development best practices. From materials to construction techniques, the 5.4-kilometer (3.4 mi) bridge blends […]


Senegal: Fonroche team ready for action

Corporate news

At Fonroche, we’re keen to establish a local presence close to our lighting projects. After our recent interview with Ken in Kenya (no pun intended…), we’d like to tell you about our new subsidiary in Senegal. It was set up in June 2018 to deliver Fonroche’s largest-ever solar public lighting project, with installation of 50,000 […]


Road Lighting for Dummies

10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Our road networks are improving all the time, with works ranging from repairs and resurfacing to new links and major development schemes. Public lighting is often a secondary consideration, however — installed at the end of these works or even years later. So, how do you make roads safe at night without digging up and […]