Happy as the winner of the BOAD Award

Togolese Yao Azoumah, here in the center, surrounded by Christian Adovelande, president of BOAD and Bassary Touré, vice president of the institution.

The Best Innovative Project in the field of renewable energies was awarded on the sidelines of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the West African Development Bank (BOAD).

Thus, the Togolese Yao Azoumah was the recipient of the price of 30 million CFA francs for his project “KYA-SoP electro-solar groups”. This startup created in 2015 proposes to move from a centralized system of electricity supply very expensive with electrical networks to a decentralized system (individual or community), much more affordable financially using standard hybrid mobile cabinets through the KYA-SoP electrosolar groups.
Holder of a PhD in Renewable Energies, the lucky laureate will also benefit from a 6-month stay and a one-week course at the Entrepreneurship Center of the Technical University of Denmark, an institution that accompanies start-ups until the maturation of their projects.

Technical sheet of the winning project

The project “KYA-SoP Electrosolar Groups”, KYA-Energy Group proposes to move from a centralized system of very expensive electricity supply with electricity networks to a decentralized system (individual or community), much more accessible financially to the using standardized hybrid mobile cabinets through the KYASoP® electrosolar groups.

The KYA-SoP® electrosolar groups aspire to position themselves in the market for access to energy services as solar products with high added value that can significantly impact the lives of people. The aim is to promote more sustainable systems than traditional electricity supply systems, KYA-SoP® solar panels want to differentiate themselves based on the technological and economic model of mobile phones that have been a resounding success. Sub-Saharan Africa, yet one of the poorest regions in the world.

Designed, assembled and marketed by KYA-Energy Group, a young Togolese company with a sub-regional vocation, created in July 2015 and based in Agoenyivé, Lomé, Togo, the KYA-SoP electrosolar groups are standardized in (06) ranges including three (03) ranges for households with powers ranging from 1kVA to 5kVA and three other ranges for SMEs / SMIs with power ranging from 5kW to 10kW. KYA-SoP are locally assembled and can be economically scaled through semi-industrialization or complete industrialization, which is the focus of this project. In addition, they are ecological, compact and mobile. They are mainly intended for households, public / private institutions, SMEs / SMIs as well as NGOs from all African countries, particularly those in the WAEMU area.

In the context of this project, the ambition is to move to semi-industrialization of KYASoP by setting up a local assembly line for a production of 1000 units of KYA-SoP (all categories combined) from first year. Through this project, more than 150 direct jobs and dozens of indirect jobs will be created and more than 30,000 households will have access to electricity in less than five (5) years of production. The project will also avoid, over the first five years, the emission of 3,429 tonnes of CO2-Eq, the equivalent of 136,000 trees planted.


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