Shining a light on new technologies

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Our members enjoy various opportunities for linking up, exploring synergies and estbalishing partnerships. Through their member profile in the capacity database, their contributions and experience can be presented to other stakeholders in the sector.


Working to address energy poverty

Fighting energy poverty means improved health, better education, less environmental degradation and increased economic activity and income. Learn about CONREMA's leading role in tackling this important issue.

RE Strategic & Policy News

"How To Give One Billion People Power By 2030"

Imagine that the Seasteading Institute asked you to design the first floating city in the Pacific Ocean. Would you copy Boston’s labyrinth of streets? Would you duplicate New York’s system of collecting trash bags from sidewalks?

No, you would not. What about power -- would you build a coal-fired plant and traditional electrical grid? No. Would you spend millions of dollars on wiring to recreate existing homes or office buildings? No. 

"Powering Sustainable Solutions for Better Health Care"

The birth of a child should be a time of joy, but for many women, especially in developing countries, it can be dangerous.

Women in developing countries are 300 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in developed countries. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, approximately 830 women died every day due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth; 99 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries. Adding to the tragedy, most of these maternal deaths occurred in low-resource communities and could have been prevented.

"Empowering the powerless: Let’s end energy poverty"

“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s.

The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the darkest corners of Earth. We are on the cusp of an energy revolution that has the potential to improve the quality of life for the world’s most disadvantaged and poor.

"Consistently cheaper clean energy set to connect world's poor - power experts"

With the costs of creating electricity from solar power and wind continuing to fall, electricity from renewable energy will soon be “consistently cheaper” than electricity from fossil fuels, according to the head of the world’s renewable energy agency.

By 2020, most wind and solar power technology now being commercially used will be priced in the same range as fossil fuels, “with most at the lower end or even undercutting fossil fuels”, said Adnan Amin, the director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

"Global clean energy is on the upward trajectory"

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5bn, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5tn.

This is according to a new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) this month.

China was highlighted as the leader in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in 2017, taking over big strides made in clean in investment in Australia and Mexico, and declines in Japan, the UK and Germany.

Clean energy installations: Solar PV

"Using clean energy"

The impact of power outages that rocked Malawi in 2017 cannot be overemphasised. One of the players in the private sector, JTI Leaf Malawi, embarked on a project to mitigate the effects, which resulted in the company reducing energy consumption on daily usage by 53 percent. Our reporter, Chimwemwe Mangazi engaged the company’s Managing Director, Fries Vannette, to find out more.


"Mera for proper standards in renewable energy"

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) says renewable energy products and installations should be done in line with procedures to produce desired results.

In an interview on the sidelines of a stakeholders' workshop in Lilongwe on Thursday, Mera chief officer Collins Magalasi said the energy regulator will now go flat out to check authenticity of products-on the market and qualifications of installers.

"Sub-standard products stifle renewable energy drive"

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has advised consumers to look at other renewable energy sources as permanent solutions not fall-back options.

Speaking on Friday in Blantyre at a stakeholder’s sensitisation workshop on renewable energy supply, products quality monitoring and enforcement, Mera director of electricity and renewable energy Welton Saiwa urged consumers to stop using sub-standard products and engaging uncertified installers that are stifling the industry.