Rural Togo deploys solar smart street lighting

The government of the African republic of Togo has awarded a €45m contract for the supply and installation of 50,000 connected solar streetlights in several thousand non-electrified rural villages.


The contract, funded by the General Directorate of the French Treasury, is part of a larger project, Cizo (“switch on the light” in Mina language), which aims to electrify 500,000 rural households.