ElectriFI commits USD2.5 million to support the expansion of ARE Member Virunga Power

18 December 2018 - ARE Member Virunga Power announces the first closing of its Series A corporate financing round with a total of US$ 5m invested. READ MORE

ARE Awards 2019 - Call for Proposals Open

ARE invites applicants to submit their project proposals for the ARE Awards 2019.  By discerning these awards, ARE wishes to highlight the energy access results achieved by the most passionate and innovative stakeholders and stimulate the exchange of knowledge. READ MORE

ARE Member Plug the Sun to bring energy and internet to 2 million households in emerging markets, starting with Myanmar

Hong Kong and Oslo (31 October 2018) – ARE Member Plug The Sun (belonging to Maccaferri Group), the joint venture off-grid company between Enerray and Fast Power, and Naefos, an Oslo-based fintech startup with an award-winning middleware platform, today announced a strategic part READ MORE

ARE Member CMI diversifies into renewables, focusing on batteries

ARE Member CMI Energy, well known as a global player in steam generation, has diversified into renewables, in particular CSP, and is now taking steps into the battery storage area with completion of the MiRIS facility at CMI Group’s international headquarters in Seraing (Belgium). READ MORE


ARE Member OFGEN sets standard for sustainable hospitality in East Africa, benchmarking solar PV records

A major sustainable milestone for Kenya’s tourism industry has recently been broken, putting Serena Hotels at the forefront of Kenya’s most sought-after lodges and resorts that offer an eco-experience with the aid of solar PV. READ MORE

ARE Member SunFunder closes first mini-grid facility with $1.2m loan to PowerGen

London & Nairobi, 3 December 2018 - ARE Member SunFunder, a solar finance company providing debt capital to solar enterprises in emerging markets, today announced the close of a $1.2m facility with mini-grid developer READ MORE

Over USD 50 million available in next round of IRENA / ADFD Facility funding

The IRENA / ADFD Project Facility is encouraging applications from government-driven development-focused renewable energy projects in this seventh funding cycle. More than USD 50 million is available in total. READ MORE


ARE Member Tiger Power seals deal to run world’s first, solar-hydrogen powered mini-grids in Uganda

Kyenjojo, 20 November 2018 - Belgian renewable energy company and ARE Member Tiger Power signs an agreement with the Ugandan government to power 3,000 rural households and businesses in Kyenjojo. Currently, three communities lack access to electricity. READ MORE