The Arabic word Shams means ‘sun’, and Sofiane Kallel has been tapping the power of the sun since 2013. Shams Energy Access, one of the companies he set up with his business partner, implements renewable energy projects. Although its focus is on solar power, the company is also involved in wind energy and biomass projects. The services offered by Shams Energy Access include project planning and implementation, as well as follow-up support and maintenance. In 2016, they went on to form Shams Technology, which produces solar modules, with the aim of reducing Tunisia’s dependence on imports, especially from China.