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Senegal: first feedback on our solar installations Le Soleil - 2019-08-30 14:00:00

Senegal: first feedback on our solar installations

First Senegalese towns and villages get solar lighting

Work is now underway on a remarkable project to provide sustainable lighting for a third of Senegal. Fonroche solar streetlights can already be seen in several locations. Once work is complete, 50,000 streetlights will improve safety and security 365 nights a year across more than one-third of the country.

In the town of Hann Bel Air, mayor Babacar Mbengue and Mouhamadou Makhtar Cisse, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, expressed their satisfaction after viewing the installations at night on 27 August 2019.

 “I was really impressed to see the streetlights going up at a rate of 100 a day. And also, to see their impact on local people,” said mayor Mbengue.

Mr Cisse highlighted three key benefits of this public lighting solution:

- Solar lighting slashes electricity bills for local communities,

- Fonroche Lighting has set up a subsidiary in Senegal, with a technology transfer and jobs for local people

- Solar lighting helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Watch this space for more news on the project!

 

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