Oolu aspires to be a leading energy and financial services provider to millions of customers in the developing world.


Founders: Dan Rosa, Nilmi Senaratna

Founded in: 2015

Sector: Solar Home Systems

Area: West Africa


Oolu was founded in 2015 in Senegal by Dan Rosa and Nilmi Senaratna. After three years of operations, Oolu has sold more than 34 000 solar home systems (SHS) to rural customers across Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso. This makes the company one of the fastest-growing SHS distributors in West Africa.

Oolu has shown consistent ability to adapt its customer offering to local market dynamics. With a Dakar-based management team and more than 130 full-time employees, Oolu’s team is one of the most experienced player in the West African solar sector. The company pays special attention to the quality of the services it provides to customers, which sends back to its name since “Oolu” means trust in Wolof.