An innovative project with the Swiss Foundation Antenna
In collaboration with Caritas Switzerland and the University of Applied Sciences Berne, Antenna Technologies has developed a solar lighting system with many advantages. This new product, supported by the Nexans Foundation, called OOLUX represents a real alternative to kerosene lamps. Its system of micro-financing makes it affordable, meeting the needs of consumers at the base of the income pyramid.
In 2013, a first field test demonstrated the strong demand and the needs defined before a wide distribution, particularly in terms of system development of micro-finance and the demonstration of its economic viability. The aim of OOLUX is to provide a quality alternative for non-electrified in the South people. OOLUX is distinguished by its quality, sophisticated design, advanced electronics and a maximum modularity that allows it to adapt to different contexts. To make this quality technology affordable to the poorest in developing countries, OOLUX incorporates a new concept of micro-financing.