Disrupt Africa

Août 22, 2015

parTom Jakson

Solar startup Oolu raises funding to expand outside Senegal    Senegal-based solar startup Oolu has raised funding from a number of investors, including US accelerator programme Y Combinator, to begin its expansion across the West African region. Oolu was founded after co-founder Nilmi Senaratna spent a year living in a rural […]


Août 22, 2015

par: Ken Yeung

Oolu focuses on helping people in West Africa tap into solar power to provide lighting and charge cell phones more conveniently and at a fraction of the standard price. The company says that there are 150 million people in the region living without electricity and often relying on flashlights, candles, […]

List Hunt

Août 18, 2015

par: ListHunt

Oolu is an innovative off-grid solar company operating in West Africa. Our model, developed with local communities, allows us to reach off-grid households in rural villages offering them modern energy access. Families pay an affordable monthly fee to receive solar home systems, free technical support and maintenance from OOLU […]

The Crunch

juillet 31, 2015

par: Christine Magee

Oolu Is Bringing Solar Energy To West Africa’s Off-Grid Population   In rural West Africa, 150 million people are currently living without electricity. Oolu, a Y Combinator company launching today, aims to reduce this number by delivering affordable solar energy to West Africa’s off-grid population, beginning in Senegal. Despite the surge of innovation in solar storage […]