Lighting the Trans-Sahara Highway

Our international projects

Solar energy is gaining ground in Central Africa, especially in Chad, which benefits from high levels of sunlight (4-6 kilowatt-hours per square meter per day).    This huge potential makes Chad a perfect candidate for photovoltaic solar power. Numerous projects are already shaping up across the country, including a PV solar power plant near the […]

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Europe embraces solar lighting

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Solar lighting has a bright future in Europe Obsolescence, savings, environment The French lighting association (AFE) estimates that 90 million urban streetlights are installed in Europe and that 75% of them are over 25 years old. This obsolescence means high electricity and maintenance costs, so they’ll inevitably have to be upgraded, sooner or later. What’s […]

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Benin illuminated in solar energy by Fonroche Lighting

Our international projects

In 2019, Fonroche Lighting won the bid to install more than 15,000 off-grid solar streetlights in Benin. The project will provide high-performance lighting to improve safety in outdoor areas and public gathering places at night. Benin: local subsidiary heads up operations To support the project, the French company set up a local office in Cotonou […]

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Switzerland takes solar lighting to new heights

Corporate news, Our international projects

With its high peaks, sheer valleys and snow-covered ski slopes, Switzerland has a growing need for off-grid public lighting. Solar Advance, Fonroche Lighting’s exclusive partner in Switzerland, is meeting this burgeoning demand by installing solar streetlights. The company also offers an innovative solution for improving safety and security while retaining flexibility of layout with a […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Sierra Leone’s solar aspirations

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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 […]