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Issue 01/2018

Energy access: key to economic and societal development

ARE Forum focuses on integrating remote communities into economies

Electricity access is one of the key drivers for economic development, better healthcare, increased safety, education, as well as efficiency gains in agriculture and manufacturing.

Issue 07/2017

Here comes the sun

Solar PV on the cusp of becoming widespread

Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity is rapidly increasing its share of global power generation. Technology and production breakthroughs are making it cheaper to manufacture. The IEC is leading the way with the appropriate International Standards.

Issue 04/2016

The off-grid solar revolution

Off-grid solar powered products are booming and giving millions of people access to electricity

We don’t think twice about using lights at home during the day or after dark. We have also got used to charging our smart phones wherever we are – at the airport, on a train or in the office – so that we can make online purchases, read the news, send messages, do banking or make a call. When we forget our phones or there is a blackout for an hour and we can’t watch television, use the computer or boil the kettle, we find it very annoying, but imagine if this were the norm.

Issue 09/2015

Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals

IEC now officially at home in Africa

Energy is the life-blood of developed and developing economies. IEC work helps enable broad access to sustainable energy and directly supports UN Sustainable Development Goals. It does so by providing universally accessible technical know-how and expertise in the form of International Standards. With them countries are able to build safer, more affordable infrastructure that is easier to maintain.  To be even closer to Africa, the IEC has now opened a Regional Centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.