Scaling Mini Grids for Last Mile Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa is Focus of May 2019 Summit in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya - 5 April 2019 - The 5th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2019 will convene on May 8-10 in Nairobi, Kenya. READ MORE

ARE & ECREEE’s new partnership to help upscale decentralised renewable energy in the ECOWAS region

Abidjan, 13 March 2019 - In light of the urgency to address the barriers hindering the roll-out of renewable energy, ARE and ECREEE have pledged to support SMEs and start-ups to upscale decentralised renewable energy and cross-sectoral collaborations in the ECOWAS region. READ MORE

ARE Member ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia

ARE Member ENGIE inaugurated today its first PowerCorner in the Zambian village of Chitandika in presence of Matthew Nkhuwa, the Zambian Minister of Energy, ENGIE’s leadership team as well as local stakeholders. READ MORE

ARE Member EDP supports six access to sustainable energy projects in Africa

The new Fund launched by the group will boost education, health and community projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi, impacting the lives of 55,000 people. READ MORE

ARE Member EAV closes investment in Kivu Green Energy

Nairobi, March 31, 2019 - ARE Member Energy Access Ventures (EAV), an investor in African smart infrastructure startups, is delighted to announce the conclusion of a Series A investment in Kivu Green Energy (KGE), an owner-operator of solar-hybrid minigrids in the Democratic Repu READ MORE

ARE Member SolarWorks! and ElectriFI sign a $4m debt facility to accelerate its expansion in Mozambique

ElectriFI, a EU backed fund that specializes in the electrification and the access to electricity has signed a $4m debt facility with ARE Member SolarWorks!, a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar home system and energy services provider in Southern Africa. READ MORE

5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum moves to Africa

Abidjan, 15 March 2019 – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in partnership with the African Development Bank and the GET.invest programme (formerly RECP), is excited to announce that the 5th ARE Energy READ MORE

ARE Members Ferntech & Factor[e] raise seed investment to bring visual programming control to microgrids

BERLIN and FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 13, 2019 -- Ferntech GmbH today announced a seed investment from Factor[e] Ventures to fuel the development of the company's microgrid monitoring and control platform. READ MORE

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