Wind-it is a French start-up created in 2014, whose purpose is to provide power solutions for off-grid and poor-grid sites, especially for telecommunication towers. Its first solution is a built-to-energy telecommunication tower integrating vertical wind turbines.
Wind-it is also providing, for existing sites, turnkey hybrid solutions, combining multi-sources power sources and including, when relevant, photovoltaic panels.
Wind-it is actively exploring new business opportunities like Energy Services Company (ESCO) and rural electrification.
>> Vision and mission
More than one billion of human beings have no access to electricity, representing up to 70 % of the population in sub-Saharan Africa.
Providing clean energy would favor local economic development while avoiding deforestation and carbon emissions.
We are convinced that most of the solution will come from decentralized power production modules combined with local mini-grids as recent technologies offer already faster, cheaper and greener solutions.
However achieving this requires new economic models and demand time, effort and new ways of funding to develop and reach maturity. This also represents a tremendous opportunity for us and our partners!
>> Our mission
Our aim is to provide reliable, cost competitive and clean power solutions to the emerging markets. To achieve this, we leverage innovative technologies, develop new service models, set up efficient maintenance organizations, explore new business models and look for establishing effective partnership with global technology providers, local operating partners and financial investors.
Wind-it benefits from the complementary competencies and assets of its shareholders: high technical skills in complex structures and innovative energy systems of Elioth, in-depth engineering knowledge in telecommunication towers of DFI, distinctive experience of power generation projects of Ergos Energy, extended operational expertise in infrastructure & services of Egis Projects.
DFI Telecom (WLM) is an engineering company specialized in designing, manufacturing and installing telecommunication towers.
Egis is an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services all over the world.
Elioth, member of Egis group under its trade name Egis Concept, is an innovation driven engineering firm with in-depth expertise on complex structures, focusing on delivering highly innovative design architecture and energy, climatic and environmental construction solutions.
Ergos Energy is a strategic consulting, financial advisory and project development firm specialized in renewable energy.