OFF-GRID Expo + Conference thrills participants as leading expert event with self-sufficient solutions for off-grid areas

Augsburg (Germany), 3 December 2021 – The most important meeting of the international off-grid industry, OFF-GRID Expo + Conference, closed its doors to its visitors, giving them not only positive results, but also important impulses. A total of around 900 international […]

Energy Community Meets to Advance Off-Grid Renewables in Pursuit of SDGs and Climate Goals

IRENA’s International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) held virtually for the first time, gathers global stakeholders to mobilise investments. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 November 2021 – Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the fifth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable […]

ARE at COP26 Recap

4 Nov – Launch of CORE: Cornerstone of Rural Electrification ARE, ICA, IRENA, SEforALL, UNEP and UNIDO launched the Cornerstone of Rural Electrification Initiative (CORE) to address the immense capacity building and technical assistance needs to support the sustainable development […]

New Coalition Launches to Protect Nature During the Energy Transition

Glasgow, 12 November 2021 – A new coalition, announced today, aims to ensure that the impacts on nature are considered during the global energy transition. The Coalition Linking Energy And Nature for action (CLEANaction), aims to drive short-term action and highlight the […]

Key Energy Access Partners Launch CORE at COP26 to Address Skills Gap in the Sector

5 November 2021 – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the International Copper Association (ICA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the United National Industrial Development Program (UNIDO) have […]

EEGF Announces 3 New Investments Totalling $10m & $6.6m AfDB Loan Agreement to Support African Energy Access Enterprises

29 September 2021 – The Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (EEGF) has completed its first three investments into distributed renewable energy (DRE) companies working in Sub-Saharan Africa, and signed a concessional loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) that allows the […]

ARE CEO David Lecoque Makes the Case for DRE Hybridisation in CNBC Catalyst Series

4 October 2021 – ARE CEO David Lecoque makes the case for DRE hybridisation in the 7th episode of The Roads to Carbon Neutral, an original CNBC Catalyst series. In this series, TotalEnergies, in partnership with CNBC Catalyst, shines a spotlight on its plans […]

New EEP Africa Portfolio Integrates Clean Energy in Rural Value Chains

16 September 2021 – EEP Africa has launched a new cohort of 26 projects promoting productive use of energy and circular economy. The new portfolio stems from a 2020 competitive call for proposals on Clean Energy Powering Green Growth. From […]

Government of Mozambique Approves Off-grid Energy Regulation Taking a Key Step Towards Universal Access

15 September 2021 – The Government of Mozambique approved in the Council of Ministers, by Decree, the Regulation for Off-Grid Energy Access. This regulation is the result of the Government’s efforts to recognise the importance of the sector to catalyse rural […]

GET.invest & GIZ to Launch an Initiative to Promote Financing of Off-grid Systems in Local Currency in Rwanda

2 September 2021 – The GET.invest programme and the GIZ Financial Systems Development Cluster are joining forces to launch an initiative to encourage the financing of decentralised solar systems in local currency. The initiative will run until the end of 2021. […]