About Tony Tiyou
First of all, I am like you a citizen of this 7 billion-populated planet called “Earth”. I guess you will probably wonder how I developed this special interest and passion for Renewables. Well, 7 years ago, I attended a conference called “Electric Africa” in London, and remembered being struck by this satellite image depicting the power distribution across the globe and the African continent, with the exception of a few bright spots in the north and south extremities, was the only one all dark. Until that time, I have not realized how serious and widespread the issue was. From that moment on, I decided to use my skills to contribute to closing this gap.
Following the good education of my parents back in Cameroon where I grew up, I initially graduated in Mechanical Engineering and I hold a triple Master degree from Cranfield University (UK), Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), and Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium). To develop my knowledge in my newfound interest, I qualified as Domestic Energy Assessor from ABBE in 2009, later trained in the European Energy Centre, and qualified as Renewable Energy Expert. Altogether, my combined professional experience in Automotive and Renewable Industries spans over 10 years. Last but not least, as a proud husband and especially FATHER, I am particularly sensitive to the global challenge of Climate Change but also aware of the unique chance the abundant renewable resources are offering to Africa.
Honors & Awards
We Care Solar is an organisation that provides efficient solar energy systems to hospitals in areas without reliable electricity. We Care Solar is not a typical solar organisation: its mission is to ensure the safety of mothers and newborns by providing health facilities with solar energy systems. This inspiring cause is why we feel We Care Solar definitely deserves to win the award. American Solar Energy Society is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to lead the transformation to 100% renewable energy and sustainable living for all life on earth. The organisation organizes events, shares information and resources about the solar industry, and leads projects that promote the use of solar energy. Their “Tiny Watts” program focuses on small applications.