Solar street lighting–Gabon’s challenges

This beautiful developing country has many roads that are not lit, especially in rural areas. The operational cost of infrastructures allowing the deployment of traditional lamps in a wired network for maintenance is too expensive. According to figures from Gabon’s Ministry of Water and Energy, the country’s electricity access rate averages 75%. However, this figure conceals huge disparities in electricity coverage between urban and rural areas. In rural areas, the electrification rate is around 35% compared to about 80% in urban areas. Most roads in the country have little or no lighting and the operational cost of traditional lamps is too high.


Aware of the electricity supply deficit, Gabon’s highest authorities have implemented an ambitious energy development programme, particularly in the most remote areas. During his speech to the Nation on December 31, 2017, the Head of State, Ali Bongo Ondimba, announced the installation of 5000 solar street lamps throughout the country for 2018. This project aims not only to reduce the rate of insecurity in the hinterland, but also to boost commercial and industrial activity in the hinterland.

The vast project to install 5000 solar street lamps aims to provide public lighting in rural areas and some cities with deficiencies in this area, says an authorized source. With the perspective of implementing a real energy transition through electricity production by renewable energies, which will increase to 80% in 2020 as the Emerging Gabon Strategic Plan (EGP) aims to do.





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