ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2020 (ESEF 2020) Goes Digital

17 November 2020 - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to host the fourth edition of its Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2020) from 24-26 November 2020. READ MORE

ARE Member SustainSolar delivers 7 turnkey systems to OnePower as part of Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid initiative in Lesotho

Lesotho, mid-September 2020 - OnePower Lesotho (1PWR), a mini-grid developer working in Lesotho with the mission to bring electricity to underserved communities, was announced as one of the winners of Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid initiative to electrify primary healthcare facil READ MORE

6 ARE Members bag prize at the AFSIA Solar Awards 2020

The winners of the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards 2020 were unveiled during first-of-its kind online event --------- READ MORE

ARE Member WRP awarded funding to train seven solar companies in Francophone Africa on how to transform their off-grid sales results

19 October 2020 - With an award from ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its commitment to the Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development, ARE Member READ MORE

ARE Member Sunkofa secures first equity funding raise with Gaia Impact Fund to develop mini-grids in Africa

16 October 2020 - ARE Member Sunkofa Energy develops and operates solar mini-grids, aiming at giving access to energy to inhabitants in Africa living in off grid areas. READ MORE

SIMA Funds & ARE Member Angaza invest in three last-mile off-grid distributors

San Francisco, USA; New York, USA; and Nairobi, Kenya; October 2020 – The SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund has anchored its investment portfolio with loans to three last-mile solar dis READ MORE

ARE Member NXT Grid receives funding from Nigerian impact investor All On for mini-grid innovation

Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2020 - ARE Member NXT Grid BV, a solar mini-grid rental company, with a focus on online automation and standardisation to empower local mini-grid developers in Sub-Saharan Afri READ MORE

David Lecoque to lead as new CEO of the Alliance for Rural Electrification

Brussels, 17 September 2020 - The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is pleased to announce that David Lecoque has been selected by the Board of Directors to lead the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) industry association as CEO. READ MORE