ABB launches flexible “plug and play” microgrid solution to boost use of renewables

Zurich, Switzerland, October 10, 2016 – ABB today announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution to address the globally growing demand for flexible technology in the developing market for distributed power generation. The cost-efficient, containerized solution is relevant for mature and emerging countries and will help maximize the use of renewable energy sources while reducing dependence on fossil fuels used by generator sets. READ MORE

RECP Finance Catalyst now operational

Accessing suitable sources of funding remains a key challenge for privately developed renewable energy (RE) projects in African markets. In order to address this issue, our partner, the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP), has launched its Finance Catalyst service. READ MORE

d.light Raises Over $22 Million to Expand PayGo Business into New Off-Grid Solar Markets

September 21, 2016, San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India – d.light today announced it has secured $22.5 million in financing to grow its PayGo business globally and support its mission of providing solar energy solutions for households and small businesses around the world, transforming the way off-grid families use and pay for power. The company raised $15 million in Series D equity from KawiSafi Ventures Fund, Energy Access Ventures, Omidyar Network and NewQuest Capital Partners. Debt funding of $2.5 million was also raised through SunFunder. READ MORE


EDP Commitment to Increase Adoption of Clean Energy Technology in Mozambique announced at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Lisbon, 19 September 2016 - A Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action has been made today at the CGI Annual Meeting in New York to launch a program that will promote community adoption and integration of electricity in the village of Titimane in Mozambique. READ MORE

ARE is seeking a Management Assistant / Intern

ARE is expanding! We are currently seeking a Management Assistant / Intern. Would you like to join our young and dynamic team, whilst learning more on clean energy access? READ MORE


IRENA Conference Set to Boost Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development Worldwide

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 2 August 2016 – Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), aims to improve electricity access by scaling up off-grid renewables. READ MORE

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Procurement Notice: Supply and Installation of 5 micro-grids Photovoltaic Generators

TENDER NOTICE- RE-LAUNCH Supply and Installation of 5 micro-grids Photovoltaic Generators   READ MORE

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Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Yangon (Myanmar), 1 July2016 – ARE member Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., the venture-backed company specializing in decentralized renewable energy and clean water solutions, recently finalized the turnkey implementation of eleven solar-powered mini-grids to nearly 1,000 households in remote villages throughout Shan State and Chin State, Myanmar. READ MORE