Partners & Supporters

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Knowledge Partner:

The Energy for Development (e4D) Network is run by the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton. The aim is to enable a step-change in collaborative research and project development addressing the energy needs of rural communities in developing countries. To date e4D has installed six solar mini-grid projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with a total installed capacity of 68.4kWp.

Supporting Organizations:
The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in the region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies, etc. The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of its members at decision-making government level. The Association also promotes understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications. Its objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today's clean energy industries as much as tomorrow's world.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries. ARE enables improved energy access through business development support for more than 90 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies by targeted advocacy and facilitating access to international and regional funding. The Association's aim is to attract and unite all relevant actors in order to speak with one voice about rural electrification with renewable energies. Since its creation in 2006, ARE has been serving as a global platform for sharing knowledge and best practices to provide for the rapid implementation of available and advanced RE technologies and services.

ANSOLE is a platform of exchange among various stakeholders who are all devoted to promote in a concerted way the use of various renewable energy forms to address the acute energy problem in Africa while preserving and protecting the environment. The organization promotes research, education and vocational training in renewable energy (RE) among Africans and non-Africans with a special focus and relationships with Africa. ANSOLE's three main goals are: to foster technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in renewable energies at various skill levels (capacity building); to foster research activities in renewable energies among African scientists and non-African scientists who are directly involved in the training and education of African students and experts (capacity building); and to promote and encourage the use of renewable energies in Africa (sustainable development and economy, environmental protection, etc).

Media Partners:
Solar International is a global title dedicated to news, reviews, technical research and commercial information relating to solar PV manufacturing. Read by senior management including, CEO, Financial, Chief Engineer, in charge of all parts of the value chain from materials, equipment, metrology, automation, BOS, to end device, the module. Emphasis is placed on information which will improve the process and offer solutions to current challenges that negatively affect cell and module manufacturing. Events, Interview, The Reviewer, Business, Green Energy, World, Hotels, Store. As one of the most frequent visited business websites, provides a wide range of promotion, advertising and everything business needs to flourish. The online publication has been working on expanding businesses and networks to discover the success of your business making you a proud business owner. Your business and network reports on the system provide your customers with detailed information.

Alternative Energy Africa is the continent's first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo "the premiere source" of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.

The Electrical Energy Storage Magazine (ees International) is the most important international trade publication for storing electrical energy, serving manufacturers, suppliers, project developers and distributors. Distributed electronically to over 75,000 qualified industry contacts worldwide, the quarterly magazine addresses the increasingly-rapid growing market of the future - energy storage - and provides an ever-growing target audience with global news, background reports and market information for the battery and energy storage industry free-of-charge. ees International is available in a print version at international battery, energy storage, and solar industry trade shows and other industry-related events. Further news items and articles are regularly published at

Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa. The website provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent. Sign-up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.