Meet Miles Oates, the man hell-bent on providing affordable green energy for all

Miles Oates is passionate about renewable energy sources, and about connecting people to power supply, regardless of whether they live in a palace or a tent.

Oates is the chief executive of Build Africa Corporation, a Cape Town-based alternative energy firm.

Their innovative power supply system, Power Up, hopes to be a solution for residential homes, small businesses – and even refugee camps across the world.

Oates is qualified accountant who became stockbroker, before moving into the wine-making, hospitality and property development space.

It is from there that he was exposed to the building supplies industry, where he supplied construction materials to 19 African countries.

Today, Oates works with alternative energy supplies, in collaboration with Dutch partners.

He recently took their power system to a Syrian refugee camp in Greece to get the initiative up and running.

The Power Up system is a revolutionary green energy product.

Miles Oates, CE of Build Africa

He explains that the Power Up system is holistic, and captures energy from the sun, water, the grid and a generator.

The system uses crystal technology which stores the energy and has double the energy output or "back up power" than similar systems.

Power Up lasts longer, is scalable, exportable, cheaper that other systems, and free of gas, heat or radiation.

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