Is it still a startup? Created in 2010, the company, which designs and manufactures in Bordeaux innovative solar street lights, has now installed over five thousand solutions in over twenty countries.
Its founder, Thomas Samuel, a young engineer back then, was dedicated to reach his goal of providing a reliable and sustainable off-grid public lighting solution, yet affordable for all, even in rural areas in emerging countries. Five years later, the company has received 8 international awards (MIT, Ernst & Young, La Tribune ..) raised funds to $ 6, 6 million euros, teamed up with prestigious partners such as the reference lab CEA, Saft, Schneider Electric, Thorn, filed 10 patents for breakthrough innovations, and thus took a reference position in the solar street light market.
And yet ... We have never been this close to the startup spirit. We must constantly reinvent ourselves to hope to make a difference. The task is gigantic: electrifying people without access to energy, imagining the future of smart cities, finding business models as innovative as our technology, transferring expertise to create jobs here and there. So today, over 30 dedicated collaborators is not too many to maintain our leadership and keep finding find the best solutions to suit your needs. Let’s shed a new light on our lives.