Energypedia - Donors and Partners

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Energypedia is grateful to the following donors, sponsors, partners and supporters for helping us to continue working towards our vision of free knowledge exchange and mutual learning on sustainable energy issues. If you want to support us please contact us: and check our Partner and Sponsor Program

Funding (Grants)

Green People's Energy for Africa

Green People's Energy for Africa – Mozambique Green People’s Energy aims to improve the conditions for decentralised energy supply in rural areas in selected African countries, involving both citizens and companies. To this end, GBE is working in nine countries across sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique. In addition to our country-based measures, GBE also support cross-national charitable projects and strengthen partnerships between players in Europe and Africa.

International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports energypedia in promoting and sharing knowledge on humanitarian energy.

Energypedia Consult

Energypedia Consult is an innovative company specializing in online IT-solutions in the field of development cooperation. Energypedia consult is a subsidiary company of energypedia nonprofit and the profits from energypedia consult contribute towards maintaining the platform,

Funding (Sponsors)

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BOS Balance of Storage Systems AG is a young high-tech company based in Germany. The focus on innovation in smart load management and reliable battery management systems, made BOS energy storage systems and batteries one of the most popular in their market. With a total installed capacity of more than 22 MWh, BOS has become one of the pioneers in storing clean and affordable energy worldwide.
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fosera., founded in 2011, is a German based manufacturer of high quality solar home systems. With our german engineering team, we strive to bring innovation and reliable solar home systems to the off-grid world. Our vision is to electrify Africa, Asia and Latin America with the use of clean solar energy systems. For this purpose, we design and manufacture sustainable and affordable solar home systems with German engineering.
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EQUATOR SOLAR is a leading solution provider for solar PV and Energy Efficiency in the East African Market. We guide our customers to the optimal solution from site assessment to tailored technical design and reliable project implementation. Our aim is to provide a high quality solution that protects our customer’s investment. The company is based in Kampala, Uganda, and provides its services all over Uganda and East Africa.
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Phaesun was founded in 2001 with company headquarters in Memmingen, Germany. As Europe's most innovative specialist wholesaler for Off-Grid components and systems based on renewable energies, Phaesun offers products from all renowned manufacturers in this sector. The main applications of Phaesun solutions are Off-Grid solar systems for rural electrification, solar-powered back-up systems for unstable power grids, solar cooling systems for various applications, solar-powered water pump systems for drinking water production and field irrigation, as well as Off-Grid power supply for industrial applications. The entire Phaesun product portfolio is sold through a worldwide network of partners and distributors.

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Airborne Wind Europe is the association of the Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) sector. It promotes the development and deployment of AWE systems like kites and drones (so-called unmanned aircraft systems) which generate energy from high-altitude winds. Airborne Wind Europe encourages collaboration and exchange between technology developers, policy makers, public administration and authorities, suppliers, research institutes and universities, utilities, energy consumers, equipment manufacturers as well as investors and financial institutions.
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Solar Cooling Engineering GmbH (SCE) is a spinoff company of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim in Germany. Its mission is to raise awareness on the use of solar energy for refrigeration with focus on low GWP refrigerants, thermal storage and sustainable insulation materials. SCE provides technical support to institutions form the private and public sector promoting the local production as pathway to reduce final system cost and create specialized jobs. In this line, SCE has developed the SelfChill Approach for the commercialization of modular cooling solutions within an strong cooperation with its distributor Phaesun GmbH.

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Asantys Systems GmbH is a 360° service provider for solar projects based in Germany. As an EPC and system integrator we provide turnkey solutions and act as a one-stop shop for all kinds of solar projects like mini-grids, C&I, diesel-PV hybrid systems, telecom, etc. Along with offering solar systems, we also collaborate with solutions partners, local communities and NGOs in order to integrate Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) applications with solar-powered minigrids and provide the community with a holistic solution. We aim to help providing better health services, transportation of safe drinking water and education knowing they play a significant role in the socioeconomic development of the rural areas. With more than 14 years experience in project implementation in developing countries, we can meet our clients’ specific needs and ensure that they receive all required services from one experienced partner only. We now also offer our partners the choice to either purchase individually dimensioned solar systems including engineering services via Asantys Systems or to generally forego all engineering services and technical support and purchase solar components via the Asantys Components B2B online shop. This online shop offers quality solar components for registered professional companies which generally handle all engineering services in house and do not require technical support. Prices are only visible after registration.
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EcoPhi has expertise in crafting cutting-edge remote monitoring, control, and asset management solutions, seamlessly integrating software and hardware. But their range of services goes beyond pure hard- and software: EcoPhi provides an entire ecosystem that can be tailored perfectly to meet anyone’s unique needs. They have developed high-quality, robust and flexible IoT systems for challenging and harsh environments, which already support systems all over the world. In doing so, they envision a collaborative future, aligning themselves as strategic partners for ventures dedicated to sustainable energy - with the aim of collectively reshaping the green energy landscape.
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Past Supporters (Grants)

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise which supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

Practical Action is an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
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Strategic Partnership

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In June 2017, energypedia and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) signed a strategic partnership agreement on “Digitalization and Energy”. This partnership aims to promote digital knowledge exchange and sharing as well as technology transfer in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access topics.

This strategic partnership will facilitate increased collaboration between energypedia and GIZ energy projects in the following areas: global knowledge management, digital documentation of knowledge generated and communication of good practices from GIZ projects, joint webinars and answering questions from GIZ projects through the energypedia community (crowdsourcing).

Should you be interested in collaborating with us, please feel free to contact us at

Networks and Partners

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Since 2018, energypedia is one of the Official Observers to the United Nations Framework on the Convention on Climate Change.

Energypedia is a part of the following networks to promote sustainable and clean energy for all. It collaborates with its partners and networks to create new knowledge products and to promote digital knowledge sharing and exchange, in the realm of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access.


The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association that promotes a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies.



UNITAR is the capacity building and training branch of the United Nations, and hosts the Global Platform for Action (GPA) on Humanitarian Energy Secretariat. The GPA is a UN-led global platform to foster concrete actions to ensure that all displaced and host communities enjoy access to sustainable, reliable, affordable and modern energy by 2030, aligned with the SDG 7. The platform works in five thematic areas of planning, advocacy and policy, innovative financing, technical expertise and data, to address current challenge and barriers impeding energy access in displacement contexts.

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Outsight International builds teams based around the specific needs of a project. Much like a Hollywood movie builds its production teams to match the right talent with a particular production, Outsight compiles the right expertise to tackle the unique and complex challenge. Outsight has a proven track record of delivering projects, working with clients to complete our project deliverables through a blend of Associates, Advisors and Strategic Partners who are global leaders in their energy sub-sectors. We also look to utilise our network of strategic partnerships with leading Humanitarian & Development Energy actors to create the best value possible for our clients, for example:

  • Refugee Energy Experts embedded in Refugee & Internal Displacement Camps
  • Global Energy Expert Networks & Rosters
  • World Leading Research Funders, Think Tanks and Institutions

Ultimately, we look to facilitate a sector wide transition from euro-centric organisations being drivers of change, to supporters of change driven by the voices of the displaced and marginalised.

ACCESS coalition

The ACCESS coalition consists of a range of civil society organisations (CSOs), both international and national working to deliver universal energy access, particularly within Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) implementation and other global energy initiatives.

EnAccess Foundation

EnAccess funds open-source solutions for energy access with partners who have proven that their ideas have a demonstrated market need and/or appetite. The "building blocks" that EnAccess publishes are free, easily accessible, and have helped the energy access sector save valuable time, money, and resources.

Energy Access Practitioner Network

Energy Access Practitioner Network is a global platform that brings together energy service providers and stakeholders from 170 countries to support the delivery of clean, reliable, and affordable decentralized energy as a contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy For All Initiative goal of universal energy access by 2030.

Energy for all Partnership

Energy for all Partnership was formed specifically to build platforms for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development in Asia and the Pacific region. We’re bringing together key stakeholders from business, finance, government, and NGOs for a singular purpose: to drive action.

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The Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) is a knowledge exchange and advocacy platform for micro/mini hydro practitioners in south and southeast Asia, focusing on policy, technology, and socio-environment solutions for long-term sustainability.

Power for All

Power for All advances renewable, decentralized electrification solutions as the fastest, most cost-effective and sustainable approach to universal energy access.


The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an open international alliance with members who share a common mission on sustainable sanitation and are dedicated to understanding viable and sustainable sanitation solutions.

ALER (Lusophone Renewable Energy Association)

ALER (Lusophone Renewable Energy Association) is a non-profit association with the mission to promote renewable energy in Portuguese-speaking countries. ALER’s scope covers all technologies and types of projects, whether on -grid, off-grid or mini-grid systems


Energising Development (EnDev) is an energy access partnership currently financed by six donor countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Sweden. EnDev is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. Its mission is to assist low- and middle-income countries to increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth.


The GIZ programme HERA - Poverty-Oriented Basic Energy Services promotes access to renewable energy and their sustainable and efficient use. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) GIZ has supported the dissemination of energy-saving technology and adapted energy supply solutions for 30 years.


The IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) was formed to increase awareness of, and broaden access to, educational opportunities and resources in the fast-growing sector.

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Leonardo ENERGY - The Global Community for Sustainable Energy Professionals unites professionals from over the world dedicated to electrical power and sustainable energy. It is managed by the European Copper Institute in close cooperation with its partners.

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The Microenergy Systems Research Group at the Technical University of Berlin promotes research in the field of Microenergy Systems s a multi-disciplinary research group, that devotes itself to the analysis of the planning, the potential assessment, the design of products and services, the implementation, the use and the impacts of small scale energy systems in structurally weak areas.

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Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest energy information and data. By providing access to energy-related information via geographic discovery, visualizations and apps, and topic-oriented gateways.


Practical Action is an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.


The Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulation (PPPIRC) is a World Bank resource containing sample public-private partnership (PPP) agreements and concessions, checklists and sample clauses, terms of reference, risk matrices, standard bidding documents developed by government agencies and sample PPP and sector legislation and regulation.

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The Pedagogical University/Universidade Pedagógica is one of Mozambique 's principal universities. It's primary mission is the of training teachers and boards of education with higher education, providing them with scientific and pedagogical-didactic tools they need to deliver a high quality education in the education sector.

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Efficiency for Access is a coalition promoting energy efficiency as a potent catalyst in global clean energy access efforts. Coalition programmes aim to scale up markets and reduce prices for super-efficient, off- and weak-grid appropriate products, support technological innovation, and improve sector coordination.

World Rainforest Day

World Rainforest Day was launched on June 22nd, 2017 by Rainforest Partnership as a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests.

Off-Grid Expo + Conference

Launched in 2011 as a workshop, the event attracted more and more participants and aroused more and more enthusiasm, also among exhibitors and event partners. Since 2020 the Alliance for Rural Electrification is the official conference partner of the Off-Grid Expo+Conference.

Support in Kind

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