A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Schneider Electric introduces innovative solar street lights

20 January 2015, Lagos – Schneider Electric has announced the introduction of a new range of innovative energy efficient maintenance-free Solar Streetlights popularly known as Villaya.

Schneider-ElectricSpeaking at the unveiling of the products to a select group of customers in Lagos, Schneider Electric’s Field Marketing and Access to Energy Manager, Anne Ezeh revealed that the product offers sustainable lighting capacity for up to 10 years.

“Unlike others, the Villaya Solar Streetlights’ unique integrated concept makes installation very quick and easy because there is no need for trenching, cabling or on site assembling and the advanced LED technology and management system guarantees the lamps can last for up to 10 years” she said.

According to her, in addition to its Smart Management System, the Villaya Solar Streetlights offer unrivalled heat resistance.

She further stated that the product has a highly efficient LED light engine that provides the best ratio of lumens per watt as well as a unique all-in-one integrated plug and play design which allows for retrofitting, easy installation and helps to avoid vandalism.

“The Villaya Solar Streetlights work by automatically detecting night time conditions through an integrated circuit processor that guarantees full power during the night and graduated reduction of light intensity after four to five hours, to stretch the availability of its lighting service all year long,” she added.

Speaking on the organisation’s unwavering commitment towards providing innovative energy solutions, Anne Ezeh stated that: “the Villaya Solar Streetlight is a product solution to promote environmental safety, efficient, renewable, clean and affordable power, even in remote or off-grid areas that require good street lighting and zero electricity bills”.

Schneider Electric has trained over 50,000 people on energy management, exceeding its 2014 set target for the number of people to be trained from new economies.

The Company as part of its international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities has now trained 10,000 people more than what was envisaged in its BipBop energy access programme for communities at the base of the pyramid.

Launched in 2009, the aim of the Schneider Electric BipBop programme is to help resolve the issue of energy access by implementing a virtuous circle based on three pillars – social investments (Business); the creation of specific products (Innovation) and training (People).


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