Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS)


27-29 September


Cape Town International Convention Centre 2, Cape Town, South Africa

About the Summit

Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS) is a leading renewable energy investment summit with a conference and expo. The event seeks to accelerate renewable energy investment in African countries by linking institutional investors, project developers, policy makers, energy utilities, regulators, corporates and the most influential energy sector decision makers under one roof. 

Despite having the world’s largest renewable energy potential, almost half of Africa’s 1,2 billion population is still not electrified. Renewable energy presents the best opportunity to accelerate energy access and end energy poverty on the African continent. An estimated $70 billion in yearly renewable energy investments is required for Africa to meet its electrification targets by 2030, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 

Through ARIS, key renewable energy stakeholders and investors from across the globe will descend on African soil to discuss ways to harness Africa’s renewable energy potential, and pioneer solutions to fast track Africa’s energy transition. Investment facilitation for renewable energy projects is at the core of ARIS. Together with our strategic partners and affiliates, we’ll identify potential projects across the continent for potential investment, and link them to interested investors and developers. 

ARIS is not just another talk shop, it’s a platform where actual investment is made. Our suite of investors will make investment pledges for renewable energy projects, and sign memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with relevant authorities for specific countries they wish to invest in. 

Africa’s rapidly growing cities and economies require massive expansion of clean, modern and affordable energy systems. Renewable energy provides Africa with the best opportunity to leap-frog straight into a sustainable energy future.

This event is supported by GET.invest, a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria, that mobilises investment in renewable energy in developing countries