Fonroche Lighting opens a remote monitoring centre in Dakar
Monitoring centre comes on stream in Dakar
Agnès Pannier-Runacher, French secretary of state for the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, officially opened Fonroche Lighting’s new remote monitoring centre in Dakar, before taking a walk through the city to see the first off-grid solar streetlights at night. The new facility will oversee remote management of solar lighting installations to deliver uninterrupted lighting 365 nights a year. Thanks to the firm’s homegrown Fonroche Connect app, maintenance teams are able to respond swiftly.
“I’m very proud to see the system in operation,” said Agnès Pannier-Runacher. “Based on a source of entirely renewable energy, it addresses the full range of climate needs.”
Every town and village in Senegal to enjoy sustainable lighting by 2022
A total of 7,300 LED-powered streetlamps have been installed so far. Once the project is complete, 50,000 eco-friendly streetlamps will shine every night in Senegal. For the mayor of one of the towns already equipped, this major project is a boon for local communities: “Local people are expressing real satisfaction”. The mayor highlighted the many benefits of this green technology, such as safer neighbourhoods and no electricity bills. He’s eager to see solar streetlighting in towns and villages up and down the country.