The new face of Senegal: a local perspective

Our international projects

50,000. That’s how many off-grid public streetlights will be installed across Senegal by the end of 2021. This vast project — the largest ever undertaken in the solar lighting sector worldwide — is being delivered by Fonroche Lighting of France. It’s not just bringing eco-friendly lighting to people. It’s bringing life. Over 23,000 off-grid streetlights […]

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Roads brightly lit in Colombia

Our international projects

Join us for a brief tour of Colombia. After the Gran Manglar road bridge in Cartagena and the Alto Magdalena highway between Girardot and Honda, new roads in the capital Bogota have now been lit by solar solutions. To boost economic development across its regions, the South American country is extending its road infrastructure. Keen […]

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The American Dream: Fonroche Lighting in the USA

Our international projects

In September 2019, Fonroche Lighting announced the acquisition of SolarOne, a pioneer of solar streetlighting in the United States. The move has given the French market leader a strong foothold in America with its range of off-grid lighting solutions, while benefiting from SolarOne’s expertise and sales force. Fonroche Lighting now established stateside SolarOne, pioneers of […]

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Quick tour of New Caledonia: renewables have a bright future

Our international projects

New Caledonia is a French territory in the Pacific about 1,210 km (750 mi) east of Australia. When it comes to the energy transition, the island is keen to lead by example and expand the use of renewables, like solar. Here are a few examples of off-grid lighting solutions we’ve installed as part of New […]

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The new face of Senegal: a local perspective


Our international projects

50,000. That’s how many off-grid public streetlights will be installed across Senegal by the end of 2021. This vast project — the largest ever undertaken in the solar lighting sector worldwide — is being delivered by Fonroche Lighting of France. It’s not just bringing eco-friendly lighting to people. It’s bringing life. Over 23,000 off-grid streetlights […]

2020-04-28

Roads brightly lit in Colombia


Our international projects

Join us for a brief tour of Colombia. After the Gran Manglar road bridge in Cartagena and the Alto Magdalena highway between Girardot and Honda, new roads in the capital Bogota have now been lit by solar solutions. To boost economic development across its regions, the South American country is extending its road infrastructure. Keen […]

2020-04-10

The American Dream: Fonroche Lighting in the USA


Our international projects

In September 2019, Fonroche Lighting announced the acquisition of SolarOne, a pioneer of solar streetlighting in the United States. The move has given the French market leader a strong foothold in America with its range of off-grid lighting solutions, while benefiting from SolarOne’s expertise and sales force. Fonroche Lighting now established stateside SolarOne, pioneers of […]

2020-04-02

Road infrastructure: 5 reasons to choose sustainable lighting


10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Globalization is the primary driver of economic development and growth. In Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, cities are prospering and modernizing, with major work programmes underway. To support these transformations, new highways, freeways, bridges and other road infrastructure is being built. All designed to keep people and businesses moving. Public lighting is important for […]

2020-03-18

Watt Are You Doing: Focus on Our Design Office


Corporate news

What does a design office actually do? To shed some light, we talked to those clever people at the Fonroche Lighting Design Office. Here they are on video: Explain, advise, innovate What the Design Office does a. Project design As you’ll have guessed, the experts at our Design Office assess the feasibility of your project. […]

2020-03-11

Solar lighting is lower cost than traditional lighting


10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Public lighting, mostly powered by the grid, accounts for over half of public authority spending. And as the price of electricity continues to rise, so does the lighting bill. Authorities therefore need to find more cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions. With solar now lower cost than conventional equipment, Fonroche’s off-grid solar lighting technology is revolutionizing the […]

2020-01-31

Solar lighting: a fast growing market


10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Delivering lighting solutions, that’s good. Delivering environmentally responsible and sustainable solutions — that’s even better! The solar streetlight has a bright future. It’s proving a compelling choice for a growing number of governments, who are also promoting it. Indeed, the support of these influencers is having a real impact on the solar lighting market. As […]

2020-01-23

15 months to meet Benin’s road lighting needs


Our international projects

On your marks, get set… In January 2019, we announced another international success, with a contract to supply and install 15,000 solar streetlights in Benin. Work is now underway, with the first off-grid streetlights along newly upgraded roads poised to come online in the days and weeks ahead. In this article, we go back to […]

2019-12-17

Africa: 10,000 more people get solar lighting every night


Our international projects

In Senegal, Africa, we’ve installed thousands of sustainable solar streetlights so far, which automatically switch on as dusk approaches, providing light for 10,000 more people every night. And we’re about to launch a similar project in Benin, which will double this figure. Our solar solutions deliver safety, cost savings and ecological benefits. They also mean […]

2019-12-02