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Haiti - Technology : 650 new solar street lights
07/03/2012 12:38:13

Haiti - Technology : 650 new solar street lights
Given the success and results achieved to meet the problems of insecurity, social life and education, the French NGO ESF (Electricians Without Borders) requested by municipalities, launches its new program called LPV2 with 650 new solar street lights for 16 municipalities of the Department of West. The cost of the operation is approximately 2 million U.S. dollars.

According to the will of the authorities, the municipalities will benefit from street lighting in neighborhoods, on the public squares and in the communal sections lacking of infrastructure. Each streetlight installed, becomes property of the respective city and has a maintenance contract for 5 years. The technical staff of municipalities will be trained by ESF to ensure the sustainability of the park lighting.

The deployment began in Port-au-Prince with the installation of 40 streetlights including 26 for the lighting of Portal Léogâne, of Pétion-ville 40 street lights whose 10 on the place Boyer, of Léogâne 36 streetlights whose 7 in the new station taxis and the complement in the communal sections, of Petit-Goâve, 32 streetlights are for communal sections.

The establishment of the first 320 streetlights will be completed in June. Then will come the complement, following the timetable set between ESF and three Haitian companies selected by tender. Firms that have to adapt their products due to the requirements of ESF (quality of illumination, size of solar panels, batteries and especially the total security of works).

Learn More about ESF :
In 1986, ten employees of EDF (Electricite de France) decided to put their skills at the service of international solidarity projects and created what became in 2002 Electricians Without Borders (ESF). Present in Haiti since January 12, 2010, ESF has already installed 350 solar street lights in 70 refugee camps in the cities of Port au Prince, Croix des Bouquets, Carrefour and Léogâne.

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