What our Members say

"Get your impact/contribution in rural electrification internationally recognised by participating in the ARE Awards. ARE recognition will definitely improve our image and contribute to getting more partners to increase our rural electrification footprint."

Prosper Magali
Director of Projects and Business
Ensol Limited

"The Alliance has proved to be a helpful partner to help us access funding through OFID to enable us to electrify hundreds of homes and small businesses in remote areas of rural India."

Rebecca Symington
Executive Director
Mlinda Charitable Trust

"ARE has indeed been very instrumental for not only setting the platform to be able to interact with other companies active in the renewable energy industry, but also for putting us in touch. ARE has enabled our company to access the appropriate information through the best available channels in order to understand our industry better."

Alex Hofmeyr
Sales Manager – MEA
Studer Innotec

"I consider ARE to be a hub that concentrates knowledge and access to main actors working in the sector. This is definitely an asset for young professionals like me that are looking forward to getting familiar with rural electrification strategies and worldwide initiatives."

Indira Palpa
Intern (February – April 2017)
Alliance for Rural Electrification

"While at ARE,  I was able to make lasting relationships with ARE staff and some of ARE Members with an interest in India. I was responsible for facilitating technology transfer of decentralised energy generation technologies and identifying options for private sector engagement in enhancing energy access in India. The energy and passion of ARE staff and members for enhancing energy access was truly infectious!"

Richa Goyal
India Country Manager (May – November 2014)
Alliance for Rural Electrification

"One of the steps to scaling up energy access is to strengthen coordination amongst major institutions as we saw in our Energy Access Investment Forum in Lisbon this year (2017). SEforALL is an important partner for us and becoming a Proud Partner of SEforALL will help the industry and institutions to work closer together to provide the much needed energy access to developing countries."

Ernesto Macias
President (2006 - 2018)
Alliance for Rural Electrification

"ARE is the most effective association we have ever belonged to in terms of usefulness, proactivity and practicality when developing new business models. It acts not only as a network facilitator that connects all stakeholders involved, but also as an organisation that compiles and takes into consideration the challenges its members face in their everyday business, and then creates awareness and lobbies the institutions with the capacity to alleviate them."

Rocío Hortigüela
Entiba Energy

"ARE has been extremely helpful for us on various level: providing us the platform to network with potential partners and customers, giving us exposure at international level and inviting us for various important events which helped us for the business. We are very grateful to the ARE team who is extremely dedicated and always eager to help and connect us with the right people all around the globe."

Govinda Upadhyay
LEDsafari SA

"ARE has been for GFM the bridge to the international off-grid market, really very well supported by ARE Staff in the different countries we were together in Ethiopia, Germany, Singapore, Italy, Portugal, etc. Really very good work and an important tool to be part of the new decentralised energy sytem we’ll have in the next years."

Javier Bustos
Managing Director

"We are very pleased with our Membership in ARE. Between finding new investment leads and attending high-level delegations, in particular with energy access initiatives in the EU and across Africa, ARE has provided us with the right access and knowledge to grow our business and meet like-minded companies. The network and information provided through ARE Membership is invaluable for companies across the energy access spectrum."

Brian Kelly
Founder & CEO
Virunga Power

"Working in solar and energy access is always an adventure. The technology is evolving at such a breaknecking pace, so are innovative financing models and delivery mechanisms. New companies and ideas evolve each year whose spirit to innovate, achieve operational efficiency and deliver impact drives the growth in the entire ecosystem. So, it is amazing to be a part of an alliance that provides companies such as ourselves with an opportunity to share our learnings all the while learning from others as we look to grow together and drive the sector forward."

Anjal Niraula
Gham Power

“Joining ARE has proved to be pivotal for AMMP’s vision and business. Thanks to the Alliance, we have been able to discover emerging and innovative companies across the renewable energy space. Through our membership, we have been able to attend several relevant workshops & conferences in the energy space. In addition to this, ARE also lets us stay on top of all the latest trends in the industry.”

Stine Carlé
Co-Founder & CCO
AMMP Technologies

"At ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies, the impact investment fund dedicated to energy access, we are looking for investees and partners able to propose new solutions with considerations for its social and environmental impacts. ARE was the first association we decided to join as it’s really the best place to work on energy access challenges with members coming from all over the world and bringing various expertise. ARE is the network to start concrete projects, to develop new businesses and partnerships and to lobby for a common regulation framework."

Laure Vinçotte
Managing Director
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies SAS

"ARE is the leading global off-grid industry association for the private sector and a valuable platform for knowledge-sharing. ARE is very important for our energy access work. They support us with market updates and bring us closer to the international institutions and national authorities."

Guilherme Collares Pereira
International Relations Director of A2E
EDP Renewables

“Joining ARE has been pivotal for WindKinetic to step forward in the field of rural electrification and access to energy. Thanks to our Membership, we got to know many companies in the off-grid energy sector and extend our network. Attending ARE events and conferences is extremely important to stay updated on the market trends and brings us closer to decision-makers and financial institutions.”

Claudio Pedretti
Windkinetic Off-grid Power Systems

“Joining ARE was one of the first decisions we took after launching Sunkofa Energy. It has allowed us to grow as a start-up company, facilitating the attendance to conferences and introducing us to investors. The ARE team is extremely proactive and always ready to help, it is a pleasure to work with them.”

Irene Calvé Saborit
Co-Founder & CBDO
Sunkofa Energy

"ARE remains a trusted source for energy access news and events. Their publications are the first resource I recommend to people who are looking to learn more about the sector. ARE continues to be an advocate for the sector, always looking for opportunities to help companies grow their business through connections and referrals."

Grace Perkins
Business Development Manager
Renewvia Energy

What our Partners say

"CLUB-ER and ARE are the twin actors of access to energy; together they represent the public and private sectors respectively. Our partnership started in 2016 and since which, we have widely appreciated the full cooperation with ARE’s team and Members. We are happy to work together and create high efficiency in rural electrification."

Hary Andriantavy
Secrétaire Exécutif

"We’re looking back at several years of close collaboration with ARE. Working with the team is a pleasure at a personal level, and ARE has proven a reliable and competent partner with a very important role in the market. For the future, we can be sure that there is a lot of work to be done – we are looking forward to it!"

Michael Franz
Team Leader

"ARE has proven to be a key partner for GIZ, especially with regards to the development of incentivizing and risk-mitigating policy and regulatory frameworks aiming for higher private sector investments in clean decentralized energy technology solutions for rural areas in Africa, Asian and Latin America."

Mike Enskat
Head of Infrastructure

"During my mandate as the EU Commissioner for Development support for the access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy in the rural areas have been one of the
most important priorities. I received a great support from the Alliance for Rural Electrification. I am glad that ARE has increased its ambition in providing renewable energy solutions in developing countries. Increase of the productivity of farming, access to quality health services and education could only happen only with increased use of renewable energy."

Andris Pielbags
European Commissioner for Development
European Commission

"The Alliance for Rural Electrification has been a very valuable platform for knowledge sharing on what works and what does not work in bringing energy services to poor communities."

Kandeh Yumkella
Former UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative
SEforAll CEO (2013-2015)

"We are proud to partner with the ARE on solar off-grid topics. This year’s Off-Grid Power Conference in Munich was a great success for all partners. We are looking forward to the next editions in São Paulo and Mumbai to enhance our fruitful partnership in the future."

Florian Wessendorf
Managing Director
Solar Promotion International GmbH (Intersolar)

"The ARE Energy Access Investment Forum was outstanding: with ARE you meet, talk and listen to business people from Africa and those with business in Africa. The B2B off-grid matchmaking day, organised by GET.invest, gives ample opportunity to create really useful encounters. This conference is a must in my annual agenda."

Martin Hiller
Director General (2011-2019)

"ARE is focused on the one of the most important issues in our pledge to “leave no one behind” – a pledge made in both signing the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Securing access to reliable, affordable and clean energy for rural, low income communities – the largest part of the more than 1 billion people without access to sustainable energy is a critical component of living up to that pledge. By joining the SEforALL partnership network, ARE brings their leadership to a movement that is focused on going further, faster – together."

Rachel Kyte
Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General & CEO (2016-2019)

"ARE’s training to the electricity company of Suriname proved very valuable to promote the adoption of new technologies based on solar mini-grids. Our collaborative work with ARE keeps bringing new opportunities to help with the achievement of universal access in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Javier Cuervo
Senior Energy Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank

The partnership with ARE will deepen our understanding of private sector needs.  It will also allow us to work together on facilitating a constructive dialogue between public and private actors to support a development path that delivers according to local needs and empowers local capacities and communities.”

Rana Ghoneim
Chief, Energy Systems & Infrastructure Division

“Regional events, such as the Atelier Off-Grid B2B Togo Workshop organised by the ARE, followed by the 1st Togo-EU Economic Forum in Lomé in June 2019, were very good opportunities for developers to be informed about the existing opportunities, and the EU will continue to work closely with ARE to promote the development of rural electrification in Togo.”

Antonio Capone
First Secretary and Team Leader Infrastructure & Environment
Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Togo