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.

Malawi energy sector

A nation which failed to harness the wind

In 2002, at the age of 14, William Kamkwamba, a boy from Wimbe in Kasungu built a wind turbine to power a few electrical appliances in his family’s house. Kamkwamba built the turbine using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local scrap yard. Thereafter, Kamkwamba built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other wind turbines. Kamkwamba later gained international fame across the world as ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’.

Sydney’s Empower Projects works to bring affordable Energy to Malawi

One of the poorest nations in the world and among many other challenges it faces, Malawi also faces the issue of energy poverty. According to a World Bank report, only nine percent of Malawi’s 16 million population has access to grid-based electricity.

In the 21st century, a majority of households in Malawi rely on kerosene lamps and candles for light. The 2015 Economic report reveals that for those households that do have energy sources, approximately 16 percent of their annual income is used to pay for it.