The battery developed by Sunna Design is designed to last a decade in harsh climatic conditions with temperatures up to 70 ° C.
Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2018 - Selected from over 1,180 attendees, the French Clean Tech company and ARE Member Sunna Design says it is honoured to win the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the “Small and Medium Enterprise” category at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES).
The Zayed Future Energy Prize, as an essential part of the summit, rewards the most innovative initiatives in the field of renewable energy. Receiving the award is, for Sunna Design, a form of recognition of the hard work of its teams, with the aim of providing the best solar street lighting solutions. 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 ° C.
“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,” said Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
According to Thomas Samuel, founder and CEO of Sunna Design: “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 realize the scope of our responsibilities as a winner and seek to positively impact the global economy.”
The company said the award is an opportunity to improve its positioning in the Gulf market and more particularly in the United Arab Emirates, “which is a strategic and promising market for us. The country, in full energy transformation, aims at meeting 44% 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.”