LOCAL renewable energy firm Samansco targets to report US$10 million in revenues over the next three years from the sale of solar lamps.
Samansco managing director Jangez Gangat on Tuesday told journalists his company, in partnership with local non-governamental organisations, also plans to train 2 500 people from the rural areas to become energy entrepreneurs over the three year period.
Gangat was speaking after Samasco signed an exlcusive agreement with French energy management company Schneider Electric to distribute solar powered portable LED lamps with mobile charger, known as the Mobiya TS 120S, in Zimbabwe.
During the signing ceremony held at the Residence of the Ambassador of France to Zimbabwe, Gangat said the Mobiya TS 120S in an energy efficient, eco friendly portable lamp producing 120-lumen light output which is suited for demanding rural environments.
“For more than 30 years, Samansco has been developing products and systems to provide clean, efficient and reliable power, where and when it is needed. To date, we have supplied over 22,000 systems in 14 countries throughout southern and central Africa, showing our commitment to the development of technologies appropriate for Africa, working and partnering with individuals, corporations, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and local communities to build a better, brighter and sustainable future for all,” Gangat said.
The French Embassy to Zimbabwe welcomed the development, describing it as an important step towards re-engagement between Zimbabwe and French owned company, Schneider Electric. the Frech embassy said it brings its full support to the implementation of the portable off-grid lighting solution, which supports both social and economic enhancements in the country.
Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to Zimbabwe is further reiterated by its support of the Simukai Project with the Rio Zimbabwe Foundation. Samansco and Schneider Electric have committed to support the Simukai Project through the French Embassy in Zimbabwe with 20 In-Diya solar home systems.