Our history

Since its registration on May 7th, 2001, TAREA has been encouraging the use of sustainable renewable energy and environmentally friendly technologies in Tanzania.

Activities have included several projects in these areas of renewable energy: most of them conducted in close cooperation with members, and local and international partners who have always been involved in planning and carrying out TAREA's engagements in the sector.

The early success registered by TAREA was convincing the Government of Tanzania to grant VAT exemptions on solar and wind technologies in the year 2005. The current success was to dialogue with the energy regulator to regulate the tariffs of electricity generated by the renewable energy mini-grids. The first tariffs were announced in August 2022 and three member companies were granted cost reflective tariffs.

TAREA continues implementing activities that aim at realizing the objective of  promoting the sustainable development of Renewable Energy Technologies in Mainland Tanzania through strategies of:

TAREA has a membership to the networks whose objectives align with the objective of TAREA. The networks of which TAREA is a member are as follows.

1.0 Alliance for Civil Society Organizations for Clean Energy Access (ACCESS)

2.0 Association of Association Executives

3.0 Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

4.0 East Africa Renewable Energy Federation (EAREF)


6.0 International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

7.0 PREVENT Waste Alliance

8.0 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

9.0 WindEmpowerement