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

IOREC: Leaders Gather to Unlock Investment and Accelerate Off-grid Deployment

The 4th International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition in Singapore gathered more than 300 high-level policy, intergovernmental, private sector and non-governmental participants from around the world. READ MORE

ARE Member EDP launches clean energy access fund for developing countries

The Group will allocate about €500,000 per year to renewable energy projects in developing countries. Applications opened on 22 October 2018. READ MORE

Call for Proposals: Solar microgrid installation in the village of Kogarbey (Niger)

Avis d'appel d'offres ouvert No. 003/FY19 READ MORE

Innovation and entrepreneurship needed to fully deliver on clean energy access goals

Vienna, 10 October 2018 - On 3 October 2018, a high-level conference on “Regional Cooperation to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries” was organized by the Austrian EU Presidency and the United Nations Industrial Development Organi READ MORE

International clean energy mini-grids developers eager to invest in the Philippines

Manila, 11 October 2018 - Potential foreign investors that recently participated in a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking session in Manila expressed interest in partnering with local electric cooperatives to invest in clean energy mini-grid. READ MORE