Partners & Supporters

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Supporting Organizations:
The three main goals of ANSOLE are:

To foster training and education in solar energy at various skill levels (training and education).
To foster research activities in the field of solar energy among African scientists working within Africa and those in the diaspora (research).
To promote and encourage the use of solar energy in Africa (economy, development and environmental protection).

The objective of TAREA is to promote the sustainable development of Renewable Energy in Tanzania Mainland.

TAREA cooperates with all important enterprises in Tanzania, as well as (inter-)national organisations.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the only international business association in the world focusing on the provision and promotion of small scale renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing and emerging markets. Based on the experience of over 70 members, coming from all sectors relevant to renewable energies in developing countries, it develops technological, political and financial recommendations, which are made available to policy makers and other actors in the field of rural electrification.

African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions on our continent. They focus is on the whole industry, rather than one sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.

Mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy. AFSEA advocate policy development on behalf of their members at decision making government level.

Vision Statement and Overall Objective
The overall objective of ECREEE is to contribute to the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of West Africa by improving access to modern, reliable and affordable energy services, energy security and reduction of energy related GHG emissions and climate change impacts on the energy system.

This objective will be achieved through the promotion of regional markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The activities of ECREEE will therefore directly contribute to the achievement of the goals of the ECOWAS white paper, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) and the international GHG mitigation goals.

Mission Statement and Specific Objective
The specific objective of ECREEE is to create favourable framework conditions and an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets by supporting activities directed to mitigate existing barriers

Media Partners:
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.

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.

ENF is a fast-growing renewable energy information company. Our company has the world's most popular website for information about companies in the photovoltaic industry. We have two value-added core activities: industry directory - providing a PV company database with more than 22,000 PV companies; product directory - providing a PV product database with more than 36,000 PV products, including solar panels, inverters, mounting systems, cells, EVA and backsheet. All these make ENF a true PV industry resource, with each service expanding in as many as 8 languages. is the online information portal for the PV and solar thermal industry worldwide.

With a fast-growing Directory of global suppliers, installers, manufacturers & associated companies listed, plus dedicated online News pages and weekly Newsletter (16,000+ circulation)

PHOTON is the largest publisher worldwide in the field of solar electricity production. Over 100 employees on three continents work to produce our monthly publications in German, English, Italian and Chinese.

Our monthly expert edition informs readers about all PV-related innovations in the areas of policy, finance, and technology. Our editorial staff analyzes markets, observes legal developments, tracks trends, and provides tips for planning, financing, and insuring PV systems.

Ecoseed's mission is to provide global, complete, innovative, and up to date news, information, resources, and opportunities, catalyst to incorporate environmental awareness and responsibility into lifestyle, and in business practices. This world-wide platform is the place to find the latest and most relevant in-depth news and data covering the entire spectrum of the renewable energy industry and the low-carbon sector. is focused on bridging sustainability and the future it holds for the businesses community. Through value added services and features, our priority is to keep our readers informed of Green and Renewable Energy activities and development worldwide and, in essence, bridging readers closer to the emerging economy of Green and Renewable Energy.

The Green Africa Directory is a large pan-African online network of organizations working in the sustainability sector across the African continent and a green hub for news and information.