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.

One of the successes registered by TAREA was convincing the Government of Tanzania to grant VAT exemptions on solar and wind technologies in the year 2005.

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:

  • Managing knowledge and information dissemination;
  • Networking public and private renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders;
  • Supporting the creation of an enabling environment and framework for a sustainable renewable energy and energy efficiency market; and
  • Promoting institutional capacity building