Léonide Michael Sinsin
ARESS Solar Distribution Company
Native to Benin, Leonide Michael SINSIN graduated in Energy, Economics and Innovation from IFP School in France. After one year as research assistant in Polytechnique School in France, he decided in 2012 to set up his company ARESS in Benin to promote energy access solutions. Nowadays, ARESS is considered as one of the leader company in the country for residential market. As key figures, ARESS distributed thousands of pico pv, had installed more than 200 kWc off grid capacities; impacting more than forty thousands of people in urban and remote areas. Moreover, ARESS is the first company in the French Western Africa to implement Pay As You Go solutions thanks to SNV and GSMA. In 2015, the company won “BID Inovation and Quality Price” in Paris. Thanks to the fifteen full time workers whose 60% as women, we aim to be an reference for SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy).