upOwa - let's power people now
Solar power for everyone: a dream that turns into reality for millions of people in Africa!
Because today the technology is available and doesn't reach the people in need... We develop innovative sustainable solutions to power up off-the-grid communities and we bring them to developing countries in West and Central Africa.
We believe sustainably home-produced clean energy empowers isolated people worldwide to get a grip on their future.
upOwa focuses on community capacity building and training through a strong distribution network in order to offer energy access for all. The huge potential of social and economic change drives us to lead a sustainable business.
upOwa empowers local off-the-grid West and Central African communities through access to electricity. Thanks to technology improvements, innovative distribution channels and tailored financing options, we can reach the most remote communities.
By 2018, we hope to light up 15000+ individuals in Cameroon.
Kilien de RENTY
CEO & co-Founder
Software Engineering Manager
Quality Engineer & Intervention
Intern in Marketing
Intern in Call center
CMO & co-Founder
Customer & Commercial Manager
Vocational Training & Communication officer
Intern in Quality
Electronic Engineer & Energy System Designer
Intern in Software Development
Marcel MELLE BALEBATA
Call center Manager
Administration and Finance Manager
Marc Daumas is a Professor at the University of Perpignan in PROMES laboratory that operates the 10,000-sun solar furnace in Odeillo and rekindles Themis solar power plant in Targassonne. His first achievements were in Mathematics and in Computer Science but he is now mostly involved in broad nationwide initiatives. He was for example detailed for two years to the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in Paris to work on the Crédit d’Impôt Recherche (CIR), a $ 6 billion fiscal incentive to support research and development in the French industry. More recently, he was detailed for 3 years at the Embassy of France in Washington DC, where he was the Scientific Attaché in charge of Information and Communication Technology.
Pierre De La salle
Pierre de la Salle
Computer scientist, developer of new products at Bull Sems then at Hewlett Pacard in Grenoble ; founder of two startups in Silicon Valley, the first financed and ac-companied by Kleiner Perkins and the second by Compuware. Creation of Blue Eye Video in Grenoble from an invention of INRIA Montbonnot. Retired, Grenoble Angels member, advisor for various startups with a preference for innovative, use-ful projects, which enrich society. Involved in an association for the care of the mentally handicapped.
Yves is Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology. Being trained as an electrical engineer, he was awarded a PhD on the numerical simulation, models and methods for electromagnetic field computation in 1991. He was formerly at the heading the "modeling and CAD in electromagnetism" team. In 2007 he became deputy director of the Grenoble electrical engineering research laboratory. He had headed the Carnot Institute "Energies of the future" which gathers all research activities on the Grenoble region in the field of new technologies of energy for 7 years since 2007. He is currently heading the Grenoble INP Ense3 engineering school, which trains high-level engineers able to take up the challenges associated with energy, water, and sustainable development. He has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals and 110 communications in conferences
upOwa & vous
Where to find us
We are currently located on the sunny side of West Cameroon.
+33 6 76 34 90 81
+237 666 166 112
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