Who we are
OOLUX is a project built on the collaborative efforts of a consortium of Swiss organisations including the Antenna Foundation – whose mission is the research and dissemination of technologies serving the needs of poor populations in the South – Caritas Switzerland, and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. The unifying goal of this original partnership is to create a high quality alternative to the kerosene burning lamps found in households without electricity in the South.
Following an initial R&D phase carried out in close cooperation with the Bern University of Applied Sciences, the Antenna Foundation is pefecting OOLUX, mass-producing it, and currently testing its distribution in Africa.
What we do
We have developed a solar solution with innovative properties destined to meet the needs of the consumers at the base of the income pyramid in developing countries.
The OOLUX solution distinguishes itself by its cutting-edge technology and its maximal modularity, which allows for multiple configurations and adjustment to a variety of contexts. Furthermore, a novel integrated micro-finance system ensures that the technology is affordable, even for households with very limited incomes.
What makes us different
Developed by organisations active in development cooperation, OOLUX is designed to maximise the socio-economic benefits for the end users. We took the time to conceive both a product of superior quality and a refined concept. This philosophy translates in particular into the fineness of conception, the integration of cutting-edge technologies, the astuteness of the design and the novelty of the micro-finance system. The economic viability of the OOLUX solution facilitates the distribution of the product on a large scale.