French Energy firm Total has through its TOTAL Access to Energy (TAE) initiative reinstated its commitment to deliver five million affordable solar lamps by the year 2020 as it looks to light up up more homes in Nigeria.
“The Group’s goal is to sell 5 million lamps by 2020 to improve the lives of 25 million people,” said the firm’s Managing Director, Mr. Philippe Cabus
The energy giant revealed that since it began the sale of its solar lamps across developing economies, over 10 million have experienced an improvement in their lives. This figure represents over 90 percent of its current customer base.
These solar lamps, that provide solar-powered light for rural households, were designed to address a global energy problem where over one billion people still lack access to basic electricity. In addressing this international issue, Total in 2011 rolled out a line of photovoltaic solar lamps with the aim of providing affordable access to energy for communities in emerging economies.
“These solutions are lighting homes mainly in Africa but also in South America and South East Asia, and are still evolving to meet the needs of millions of people who still do not have access to cleaner energy.