Development of

sustainable infrastructures

in Africa 
















Who are we?

Pioneer in renewable energies in Africa, Africa REN operates the first solar power plant in West Africa, in Bokhol, Senegal.

Africa REN develops, finances and operates sustainable infrastructures to increase access to electricity and essential services for people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Solar power plant


Public lighting

Faithful to its pioneering spirit that guided its first steps, Africa REN targets complex environments where the company has acquired cutting-edge expertise

Investments & projects

Africa REN explores and develops innovative and sustainable projects in West Africa with the ambition to build a portfolio of solar and storage assets with a capacity of 250 MW by 2024.

These assets are connected to the grid, or off-grid in order to supply commercial and industrial companies with clean electricity. Africa REN uses new technologies to provide its clients with energy efficient « smart solutions ».

Panneaux solaires - projet Senergy 2

Our impact

  • We pay special attention to engage with local communities to understand their needs and foster economic empowerment.
  • We ensure minimization and compensation of projects environmental impacts.
  • We provide a safe and healthy work environment to the people we employ and require subcontractors’ adherence to the same standards.
  • We uphold the highest standards of good governance.

In addition to the ESG actions subscribed within the framework of its projects, Africa REN has created Africa REV, a non-profit association which carries out its activities in West Africa with a special focus on children’s health and education.

Our latest news

Africa Ren secures financing for pioneering walo storage project in west africa

Africa REN is delighted to announce the successful financing of its Walo Storage project, in Senegal. The Dutch development bank FMO and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), acting through Ninety One, fund manager of EAIF will invest up to a total of €32 million in syndicated debt into Walo Storage, a project fully developed by Africa REN, with the support of the Seed Capital Assistance Facility and FMO.

Walo Storage represents a major breakthrough as the first battery storage project in West Africa dedicated to frequency regulation.

Walo Storage Press release

Kodeni Solar (38MW) : Financial close and start of construction!

Africa REN announces the financial close and start of construction of the largest solar plant in Burkina Faso (38MW). Kodeni Solar will:

  • provide a sustainable and local source of clean electricity to 115,000 homes in Bobo Dioulasso area
  • avoid the emission of over 41,000 tons of CO2 per year
  • create 150 direct jobs during construction and 35 permanent jobs in the operations

To support its ambition to develop more clean energy and sustainable infrastructure projects, Africa REN teamed up with Metier Sustainable Capital, a private equity fund focused on clean infrastructure investments across Africa, managed by Metier, and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank.

Full press release