ARE Member EDPR makes a donation against Covid-19 in Africa

11 May 2020 – ARE Member EDPR‘s Access to Energy programme has set up corporate social responsibility initiatives to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique and Nigeria. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a great impact across the world, and its […]


ARE Member INENSUS launches free open source software solution to manage decentralised utilities

18 May 2020, Goslar, Germany – ARE Member INENSUS launches the Open Source version of “MicroPowerManager”, an all-in-one management software for Decentralised Electric Utilities. With the accelerating deployment of mini-grids and electricity distribution concessions in Africa and Asia, more and […]


ARE Members AFD & ADEME support 10 innovative actors to promote access to sustainable energy in Africa

27 April 2020 – ARE Member ADEME and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) today announced the results of the call for projects “Innovative solutions for off-grid sustainable energy access” (SolInAE). Launched in September 2019, with companies and civil society organisations […]


Solar Energy for Kurdistan: ARE Member atmosfair’s Visible Project Results

Since 2018 ARE Member atmosfair has supported a refugee camp with renewable electricity. A new documentary shows the project and participants in detail. Berlin, 17 April 2020 – Since 2018, the inhabitants of Mam Rashan refugee camp in northern Iraq […]


ARE Member EDPR will contribute 750,000 euros to the fight against Covid-19 in ten countries

Lisbon, 7 April 2020 – ARE Member EDPR has set up initiatives in all its markets to help local communities combat the pandemic. EDP Renováveis will contribute 750,000 euros to the fight against Covid-19. The company is financing projects at local level […]


ARE Member Phaesun Offers Drinking Water for the Maasai in the Steppe of Tanzania

ARE Member and solar company Phaesun installed a solar-powered system for water desalination and purification in the Tanzanian Maasai village Ndedo Memmingen, 25 March 2020 – Together with nine other European project partners, Phaesun is developing innovative desalination systems based on […]


ARE Member SunFunder makes first investment in Nigeria with Daystar Power

7 February 2020 – ARE Member SunFunder, a solar finance company providing debt capital to solar enterprises in emerging markets, today announced its first disbursement in Nigeria, part of a facility of up to $4m with commercial and industrial (C&I) […]


ARE Member Victron Energy launches PAYGo solutions for homes & businesses

ARE Member Victron Energy is a world leader in the development and manufacture of components for battery-based energy systems. In the off-grid solar market the Dutch company – founded in 1975 – is renowned for its reliable products (inverters, inverter-chargers, […]


“Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia” launched to increase energy access in Asia

Rueil-Malmaison (France), 20 Dec 2019 –  ARE Member Schneider Electric, together with Norfund, EDFI ElectriFI and Amundi, announced today that the new impact fund named “Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia” has been launched. The fund is targeting the 350 million people in […]


ARE Member EDP invests 3 million in Rensource to support its expansion in Nigeria

ARE Member EDP Renováveis will invest $3 million in Rensource, a company that develops and manages decentralised solar energy systems, to support its expansion in Nigeria. With this investment, EDP reinforces the group’s strategy for universal access to sustainable energy, which has […]