Implementation of Renewable Energy Powered Streetlight Scheme for Akah Settlement, Obinze, Imo State
Akah Settlement, Obinze, Imo State, Nigeria
Year Funded by HTB/SIGHT
Funding Provided by HTB/SIGHT
Sustainable Development Goals
IEEE Members from the Nigeria Section composed the project team. The Akah Neighborhood Association, business owners, and residents were a major stakeholder group of the project and provided both access to the location and other support.
This project team provided solar-powered street lights to the Akah Settlement Obizine in Imo State, Nigeria where a grid connection is not present, benefitting over 150 residents. Lighting is particularly important in informal settlements to improve safety, security and mobility and solar street lights can offer environmental benefits in comparison to grid- connected lights.
This project activities covered a 4 kilometer sub-radius around the axis of the Akah Settlement, surrounded by rural households and shops of various types for the community.
The approximately 150 residents of the community are benefitting from a solar-powered streetlight system.
The project team involved student branch members in the project as volunteers to increase their interest and engagement in IEEE activities.