Update: ElectriFI's first Invitation for Proposals

17 June 2016 - ElectriFI received 290 applications during its first Invitation for Proposals which was open from 15 April 2016 until 6 May 2016. ElectriFI sent all applicants a confirmation of receipt email with a unique application number for each project. READ MORE

Sunlabob completes Lao PDR’s first-ever commercial solar project

Vientiane, 16 June 2016 – ARE member Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., the venture-backed company specialising in renewable energy and clean water solutions, recently completed the construction and commissioning of a 90 kWp roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s (ANZ) main office in Vientiane, Laos. READ MORE

REN21: A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: New Installations, Policy Targets, Investment and Jobs

Paris, 1 June 2016 - ARE partner, REN21, published the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. READ MORE

Solarkiosk and SES bring power and internet to an education centre in a jordanian refugee camp

Luxembourg/Berlin, 19 May 2016 – ARE member SOLARKIOSK AG, the energy and business gateway to Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) communities worldwide, and SES S.A. READ MORE

Martifer Solar and JV Partners sign development agreement with Canadian Solar in Mexico

9 May 2016 - Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, and its JV partners have signed a Development Agreement with Canadian Solar for a 63MW solar power project in Aguascalientes, Mexico. READ MORE

PV power is paving the way for better healthcare in South Sudan

29 April 2016 - SOLAR23, one of the leading German providers for off-grid and on-grid solar power solutions recently completed in February 2016 a project in South Sudan comprising the turn-key delivery of photovoltaic backup systems and rainwater tanks and the training of local service staff and the customers regional technical team which contributes significantly to the improvement of health care in South Sudan. READ MORE

EU invites submission of project proposals under the new ElectriFI Initiative

Lusaka, 26 April 2016 - ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism viewing to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. ElectriFI became operational on 15 April and immediately afterwards the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Zambia & COMESA organised a Workshop for potential project developers. READ MORE

ENGIE strengthens commitment to international energy access

22 April 2016 - ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies augments its endowment to 50 million euros. READ MORE