June 17-18, 2013 Ulm, Germany
Small PV-Applications - Rural Electrification and Commercial Use
AREA is Supporting Organisation of the 3rd Symposium: Small PV-Applications
The Small PV Symposium, a specialized niche conference explicitly focused on all types of small off-grid PV applications (with typical sizes from 1-5 Wp for solar lanterns to 10-100 kWp for some industrial applications). This is by far the largest segment of the total PV off-grid market.
April 16, 2013 San Fransisco, USA
Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy
AREA is Supporting Organisation of the first international conference in the U.S. focused on 100% renewable energy targets and solutions
100% renewable energy is rapidly becoming the new normal energy mix.
This is not a pipe dream. Millions of people on the local, regional, and national levels are stepping into a new 100% renewable reality. And reaping economic, environmental, and personal benefits. The conference website here
March 18, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa
Renewable Energy Policy Handbook launched
Powering Africa through Feed-in Tariffs - Advancing Renewable Energy To Meet The Continents Electricity Needs
This book examines renewable energy feed-in tariffs (REFITs) in 12 African countries to determine best practices and lessons learned.
It serves as a resource for other countries considering REFIT policies.
The research is based on intervives with stakeholders in the energy field including policy makers, civil society and private sector. Many of them are members of AREA.
See Joseph Nganga, co-author of the study and AREA Steering Committee member presenting the key findings at the launch event here
You can dowload the PFD version here
February 21, 2013
AREA Membership: Benefits/ Services & Fees
In order to strengthen AREA as the independent voice for Renewables in Africa, we will also have to become financially independent.
Since its foundation in 2009, the AREA network has been generously supported by the World Future Council (WFC) Foundation Hamburg, Germany. The WFC will remain committed to AREA in the future. However, it is time for AREA as Voluntary Association to broaden its financial foundation.
The newly introduced membership fee will enable us to enhance the AREA services, to grow and to expand our activities.
In addition, we are looking for sustaining and institutional partners. Businesses are welcome to get involved with us.
See the detailed membership benefits & fees scheme here
"We now have a dark Africa, but we need to put a light on. For poverty to be eradicated, everyone needs energy. Renewable energy is the answer to sustain our livelihoods."
Mrs. Bulelwa Tinto,
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, South Africa