Acquisition | Fonroche in the US
Fonroche Lighting sets out to conquer the US market
Fonroche Lighting, the global leader in off-grid solar lighting solutions, has acquired US firm SolarOne, a solar lighting pioneer and US market leader for over 15 years. Through this acquisition, Fonroche Lighting will step up its presence in the Americas while consolidating its global leadership.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, SolarOne designs and manufactures solar streetlights. With a workforce of 15, a network of over 50 distributors covering the Americas, a strong customer base and a healthy orderbook, it is the US no. 1 in solar-powered public streetlighting.
This acquisition paves the way to the American continent, enabling us to benefit from SolarOne’s sales force and knowledge of the market. It’s a new opportunity to promote our solar public lighting technology to American local government and industry.
Grid parity within reach: solar technology cheaper than wiring for streetlights
Like other markets before it, off-grid lighting is undergoing a revolution. Solar lighting is now cheaper than grid-connected lighting in terms of initial investment costs. Building on high business volumes and the reliability of our Power 365 technology, we’re able to reduce costs to offer the most competitive products on the market today. In most cases, our photovoltaic lighting solutions are more cost-effective than grid-tied lighting, right from the initial investment. This takes the development process one step further!Go back