Shining a light on new technologies

Once you've joined as a member, you can log in and explore the various projects highlighting renewable energy technologies in the project database. If you haven't yet registered on the site, you can visit the sample page to get a taste of a project listing.



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.

Nkhata Bay

Hydro-Power Electrification for Ruarwe Primary School Computer Lab and "Nyumba ya Masambiro"

At the end of 2011 Phunzira installed solar panels at "Nyumba ya Masambiro" to be used free-of-charge by community members for educational purposes, but with insufficient power to run multiple laptops simultaneously. In 2012 volunteer Amy Wright began her dream of adding hydro power to the equation with her newly founded group NUSTREAM...

Changu-Changu Moto

RIPPLE Africa is making fuel-efficient clean cookstoves in Malawi, Africa. RIPPLE Africa’s fuel-efficient cookstove is called the “Changu Changu Moto” and is a sustainable and locally produced fuel efficient cookstove made out of just 26 mud bricks and a mud mortar mix. The Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstove is an adaption of a 16-brick design by Dr Larry Winiarski, and has been specially modified by RIPPLE Africa after lots of positive trials and community feedback.

Vizara rubber tree nursery: GRUNDFOS SQ Flex water supply solution for an energy sustainable and industrialized nursery in Malawi

The project aimed at providing energy sustainable and maintenance free irrigation for two rubber tree nurseries able to supply around 60,000 new plants per year.

Project required construction of weir in stream, designing of renewable energy powered water pump system and supply of high quality material. It has following benefits such as easy to maintain, stand alone solar module system; Technical sustainability through the use of reliable and field tested Grundfos pump technology; Environmental sustainability; Fast return on investment - No running cost!

Solar Aid SunnyMoney Project?

The majority of people living in rural Malawi do not have access to electricity and are forced to burn kerosene for lighting. Kerosene is harmful to health, dangerous and increasingly expensive. In March 2008 SolarAid Malawi was set up to replace kerosene lamps with SunnyMoney microsolar. The team began by educating poor people in rural Malawi with the business and marketing tools necessary to become SunnyMoney entrepreneurs. With training, entrepreneurs have crated their own independent and sustainable microsolar businesses.