TAREA and its member organizations conduct various projects

  • Masasi - Enzkreis Partnership

    ​Masasi District Council in Mtwara region has partnered with Enzkreis a district in Germany to promote energy efficiency and access to the sustainable modern energy. Masasi District Council and Enzkreis have partnered to promote the use of solar photovoltaic technology in Masasi district. The activities of the project consist of installation of solar photovoltaic systems to the 27 (22 Masasi District Council and 5 Masasi Town Council) dispensaries and associated 51 staff houses, training of 12 rural solar technicians, conduct technology awareness raising to the beneficiaries (council leaders and villagers), training of the end users on the best practices in using solar systems, and publication of the project through media and ALAT associated gatherings. 

    The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentThe project period is 3 years ending 31.12.2018

    TAREA is the third partner responsible for the provision of the technical support that the best results are achieved.

  • Mwanza-Wuerzburg City Partnership

    ​The city of Mwanza and Wuerzburg have partnered to implement development activities in Mwanza. TAREA participates in the partnership as a renewable energy NGO operating in the city of Mwanza. TAREA implements the activity of replacing kerosene lanterns for fishing with solar lanterns. Fishing on the Lake Victoria using kerosene lanterns has negative impacts as kerosene spills into the water. TAREA plans scaling up the activity through mainstreaming the use of solar for drying fish and promotion of tree planting.

  • Partnership project TAREA-bfz

    ​Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) has partnered with Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) to promote the access to the renewable energy in Tanzania. The project is financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The project runs from April, 2016 to September, 2018. The activities that will be implemented are expected to bring the following results:

    Result 1:The performance capacity of the associations is enhanced.

    Result 2:The association has an improved service portfolio that is demanded by  members as well as  customers and partners.

    Result 3:The national association is acknowledged and visible dialogue partner and information provider for enterprises, politicians, administration and public.

    Result 4:National association actively take part in cross-border discussions on strategies and measures with regard to core issues.




  • Promotion of solar photovoltaic technology in rural remote off grid Malinyi

    TAREA works with Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus micro finance NGO of Italy. The cooperation aims at promoting the use of solar photovoltaic technology for the remote rural area of Malinyi. In the year 2015 through the finance support of the Waldensian Evangelical Church-Italy, partners managed to install solar lights at Malinyi market, conduct training to the community leaders on the potentials of solar photovoltaic technology, training of 5 solar technicians and conduction of village solar demonstration.

    The partners plan in the year 2016 to implement phase II of the project in which the aim is to provide energy to the educational public schools and centres, train members of VICOBA and establish solar revolving fund. It is planned to expand the project to the neighboring villages within Diocese of Mahenge. ​

  • TAREA - BEST-Dialogue Partnership

    TAREA has partnered with BEST-Dialogue to assess the effect of the EIA Audit Regulations of 2005 Part II on the solar mini-grids, producing less than 1 MW, in Tanzania.

    These regulations require Small Power Producers, projects creating less than 1 MW, to do an Environment Social Impact Assessment. The initiative is interested in studying the effects of this Procedure and its impact on the solar minigrids sector in Tanzania.

    After that the project will develop an evidence based paper and policy brief that would help the public sector to understand the current situation. Furthermore it is hoped that a dialogue with the public can be initiated that thinks about how renewable energies can be made available and affordable to the majority of Tanzanians

    The launch of this project will take place in January 2017 and results of the research will be presented later on.

  • TAREA-URBIS Foundation Partnership

    ​Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and URBIS Foundation of Bayern-Germany work together to implement activities that aim at promoting access to the renewable energy technologies and protect environment.

    The activities that will be implemented in the year 2016 are:                                                                       

    Advocacy of NEMC on electronic wastes

    TAREA will advocate National Environment Management Council to develop regulations and framework of managing renewable energy electronic wastes focusing on the batteries

    College students networking

    The activity aims at educating college students on the potentials and limitations of renewable energy technologies, opportunities offered by the renewable sector and networking college students to TAREA. The activity is implemented at the colleges that conduct trainings on the renewable energy and environmental sciences. The target colleges are Saint Augustine University of Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dodoma, University of Development Planning, Arusha Technical Institute, Mbeya University of Technology and St Joseph University in Tanzania

    National Renewable Energy Day 2016

    It is an annual national renewable energy awareness raising event planned to be held in Mbeya for the year 2016

    Pico solar revolving fund

    The activity will be implemented in remote rural off-grid Malinyi through VICOBA that are led by women. Households will benefit through 11 VICOBAs with more than 3000 members.