SolarX and Schneider Electric join forces to support the development of microgrids in French-speaking Africa

15 July 2022 - In Africa, solar mini-grids are one of the preferred options for providing access to electricity. Indeed, the decentralisation of solar allows millions of people not connected to the network to benefit from clean a READ MORE

EDFI ElectriFI and Oikocredit to support Solar Panda’s off-grid solar power for low-income Kenyan households

6 July 2022 - The EU-funded and ARE Member Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) and social impact investor and worldwide cooperative  READ MORE

d.light welcomes $50M investment on its journey to impact 1 billion lives

In addition to the $238M off balance sheet facility and other financings closed in the last 6 months, this brings total capital raised for d.light in 2022 to over $300M READ MORE

South Sudan set for grid solar

12 July 2022 - Kampala-based developer and ARE Member Aptech Africa says it plans to build a 12 MWp solar plant in Juba. READ MORE

Bboxx partners with major telecommunications operator Orange to connect 150,000 people in DRC to an innovative mini-grid model

1 July 2022 - ARE Member Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange, a major telecommunications operator, have partnered to launch a new co READ MORE

Acceleration of renewable electrification investments at EAIF in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, 1 July 2022 - The three-day Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 28-30 June 2022. READ MORE

Access to reliable and affordable off-grid energy to be transformed across Benin under new EIB – ENGIE Energy Access initiative

21 June 2022 - Households, smallholders and entrepreneurs in remote locations across Benin will be able to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme agreed between leading solar energy company and ARE Member READ MORE

First Kenyan wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for portable vaccine fridge

15 June 2022 - Norah Magero, Co-founder and CEO of ARE Member Drop Access, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with Vaccibox, a small, mob READ MORE

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