Country of origin

  • 2016

    Creation date

  • 4


  • €305 k

    Fund raised

Electronic systems for solar installations are not always compatible with isolated sites and severe climates. They can show signs of failure after only two years, and they are very difficult to maintain.

Through its invention of an autonomous solar motor, SAUREA offers an unprecedented technological solution. The concept: A motor converts solar energy from photovoltaic panels directly into mechanical energy, without the use of conversion electronics. Reliable and ultra-resistant, it is maintenance-free for 20 years. It also reduces inequalities in energy access and improves people’s quality of life by motorising activities that had previously been manual (water pump, fan, agricultural machinery, etc.).

SAUREA is a familial adventure with strong social and societal values, which convinced a large audience during the 30 day-long voting campaign. The project was awarded the Audience Award of the 2019 EDF Pulse start-up Awards after tight competition between spectacular projects.

The Team

Versatile, multilingual and mixed, the SAUREA team brings together complementary skills: engineering in physics and mechanics, management, human resources, communication, international trade... It also relies on the expertise of two teacher-researchers from ENS Cachan and the GeePs laboratory.


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