TAREA its partners and member organizations conduct various projects

  • East Africa Renewable Energy Partnership

    East Africa Renewable Energy Association has partnered with Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) to promote the access to the renewable energy in the region of East Africa. The project is financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through Sequa. 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.

  • 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 Development. The 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.


    Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and Italian organizations of Associazione Microfinanza E Sviluppo Onlus (AMS), Associazione Mazingira Onlus, NADIR Onlus and Museum of Science in Trento (MUSE), together will be implementing the project called SOLAR FINANCE 4 ALL in the districts of Malinyi and Kilombero in Tanzania. The project period is 26.1.2018-25.1.2020.

    The project goal is to improve access to solar and photovoltaic technologies and their quality, in the rural communities in Malinyi and Kilombero districts, in Tanzania, by investing on innovative processes, already successfully tested in the country. The project aims at creating a sustainable method to have access to renewable technologies, and namely solar photovoltaic: the availability of good solar technologies in rural area will be developed by the communities themselves, through savings and loans groups and distribution channels in local shops, and through local technicians. The process includes the following steps:
    1) Awareness on functioning and benefits of solar compared to other sources of energy (wood, charcoal, kerosene, petrol, etc.);
    2) Availability in rural areas of good quality products coming from Dar Es Salaam;
    3) Installation and maintenance competencies made available within project area;
    4) Good access to financial resources to purchase renewable energy products through savings and loans informal and semi-formal systems that already exist; and
    5) Creation of a rotating fund with a long term perspective that will be continuously re-generated and will be placed at a National Tanzanian Association, surviving at the end of the project.

    Beneficiaries: Communities of Misegese, Kipingo, Lugala, Igawa, Mang'ula A and B, Mwaya and Mgudeni villages.

    Donor: Autonomous Province of Trento (APT)-Italy

    Time frame: 26 Jan, 2018 – 25 Jan, 2020

  • 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 activity that will be implemented in the year 2018 is “Enabling girls of Malinyi Division-Tanzania access quality education, and safe and good school living environment”.

    The objective of the project is to enable girls at Kipingo Secondary School in Malinyi Division to access quality education through the provision of a safe living and learning. The installation of a photovoltaic system on the newly built girls’ dormitory will guarantee the availability of lighting, allowing girls to study even in the evenings. Moreover, the stay at the dormitory will become more attractive, preventing girls from staying in rented rooms in the local village, which has been the cause of a series of unwanted pregnancies and subsequent school drop-outs. Not only will TAREA install the solar photovoltaic system, but also educate students and teachers on the proper use of the system to ensure a sustainable usage.