Total plans to sell 5 million solar lamps in Nigeria, others by 2020

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TOTAL Access to Energy (TAE), has reinstated its commitment to the provision of affordable and clean energy to Nigerians, saying the lives of over 10 million people have improved following the introduction of the company’s solar lamp, Vanguard reports.

In a statement, the firm’s Managing Director, Mr. Philippe Cabus, pointed out that about 90% of Total solar lamps customers’ have said their lamp has significantly improved their daily lives. “Total believes that better access to energy is a fundamental necessity which greatly impacts on access to education, communication, information, and the overall development of individuals and societies,” he stated.

He also said that, “More than 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. To help remedy that, the Group launched in 2011 a line of photovoltaic solar lamps, to provide affordable access to energy for communities in emerging economies. The Group’s goal is to sell 5 million lamps by 2020 to improve the lives of 25 million people. We strive to find innovative technological solutions, using a business model viable on a large scale. We managed to reach these 2 millions lamps sold, thanks to the commitment of the teams in our local affiliates.”