ARE Member SolarWorks! and ElectriFI sign a $4m debt facility to accelerate its expansion in Mozambique

ElectriFI, a EU backed fund that specializes in the electrification and the access to electricity has signed a $4m debt facility with ARE Member SolarWorks!, a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar home system and energy services provider in Southern Africa. READ MORE

5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum moves to Africa

Abidjan, 15 March 2019 – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in partnership with the African Development Bank and the GET.invest programme (formerly RECP), is excited to announce that the 5th ARE Energy READ MORE

ARE Members Ferntech & Factor[e] raise seed investment to bring visual programming control to microgrids

BERLIN and FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 13, 2019 -- Ferntech GmbH today announced a seed investment from Factor[e] Ventures to fuel the development of the company's microgrid monitoring and control platform. READ MORE

ARE Member SunFunder Reaches First Close On New $85m Solar Energy Debt Fund

19 February 2019 - ARE Member have announced the $42.5m first close of our new Solar Energy Transformation (SET) Fund with anchor investors the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Calvert Impact Capital, Ceniarth and the IKEA Foundation. READ MORE

ARE and UNIDO announce partnership to promote sustainable energy access for productive uses

Vienna, 23 January 2019 - Increasing access to affordable and reliable sustainable energy is essential for long-term economic prosperity and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. READ MORE

ARE Member ABB teams up with SUSI Partners to roll-out microgrid and energy storage projects

Zurich, 31 January 2019 - ARE Member ABB and SUSI Partners (SUSI), a clean infrastructure investment advisor, have signed a framework agreement to promote the deployment of microgrids and energy storage solutions. READ MORE

ARE Member Plug the Sun becomes Masdar’s Off Grid Partner

ARE Member Plug the Sun has been selected as official technology supplier of Solar Home Systems (SHS) to Masdar, the UAE based leading developer and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects, community grid projects, and energy services consultancy. READ MORE

ARE Member brings electricity to 2,250 people with its first project in Panama

The Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé project provides access to electricity to 400 families in seven indigenous communities using third generation solar home systems. READ MORE