Samuel with his team: honoured

Samuel with his team: honoured

Sunna Design wins SME award at WFES

February 2018

French Clean Tech company Sunna Design was honoured with the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the ‘Small and Medium Enterprise’ category, on the sidelines of the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The four-day event, one of the world’s leading meetings in the renewable energy sector was held last month in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec).

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, as an essential part of the summit, rewards the most innovative initiatives in the field of renewable energy, said a statement.

Sunna Design was selected for the award from over 1,180 nominees, it said.

The award for Sunna Design is a recognition of the hard work of its teams, which aim at providing the best solar street lighting solutions, it said.

The battery developed by Sunna Design is designed to last 10 years in harsh climatic conditions – whether desert or intertropical – with temperatures up to 70-deg C, it added.

Dr Nawal Al Hosany, director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “Sunna Design’s technology is not only transforming the quality of life of rural communities, it is also contributing to the evolution of future smart cities.”

According to Thomas Samuel, founder and CEO of Sunna Design, said: “This award provides, once again, a proof of the reliability of our technology.”

“Already deployed in more than 40 countries, our solar street lighting solutions are adapted to both Northern and Southern countries, developed as well as emerging markets. We now take this award as a sincere encouragement in our future projects. Thus, we fully realise the scope of our responsibilities as a winner and seek to positively impact the global economy,” he said.

With this new award, Sunna Design further strengthens its international credibility, which is no longer to prove. This award is also an opportunity to improve our positioning in the Gulf market and more particularly in the UAE, which is a strategic and promising market for us.

The country, in full energy transformation, aims at meeting 44 per cent of its energy needs with the use of renewable energy. Significant efforts have already been made, as the UAE’s expressed its intention to invest $150 billion in energy diversification.

Sunna Design is a start-up specialist in autonomous and intelligent LED lighting. It develops and manufactures in France a range of autonomous products resistant to extreme weather conditions.

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