MicroEnergy International

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Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
MicroEnergy International
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
Consultants and support services (such as rating, IT or law firms)
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Hadley Taylor
Potsdamer Strasse 143
+49 (30) 9152 7064
Organisation summary

MicroEnergy International is dedicated to mobilising and supporting financial, technical and scientific actors to provide households and microentrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid with reliable, affordable, sustainable and clean energy solutions.

MicroEnergy International works with MFIs, engergy product & service providers, international development actors and reseach institutions in order to set up clean energy microfinance schemes. In this framework, MEI takes care of the overall project management (from planning through implementation to evaluation), thereby designing, evaluating and optimizing energy products and services, and ensuring that financial instruments are tailored to the needs of the business sector and end-users. MEI finally strengthens its activities through scientific quality management, in partnership with reseach institutions worldwide, and offers a variety of training opportunities.

Type of intervention: 
  • Scoping and feasibility (desk and field) studies, Needs assesments and market studies, Policy and stakeholder analysis, and project planning, Implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, Technical assistance to microfinance institutions
Countries of intervention: 
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Value chain development, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Ultra poor programs
  • Micro level: Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Risk management
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping, Evaluation
Main competences: 

MicroEnergy International is one of the market leaders in energy microfinance. We have more than ten years of experience in supporting microfinance institutions in the development of clean energy financial products, and offer our expertise in the following areas:

ME Consulting

  • Develops business models for rural, peri-urban and urban energy supply in low-income regions with poor infrastructure on behalf of MFIs, financial institutions, energy product and service providers and international development agencies
  • Undertakes scoping and feasibility (desk and field) studies, need assessments, market studies and stakeholder analysis
  • Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates projects
  • Provides technical assistance to microfinance institutions to develop clean energy financial products


ME Engineering

  • Designs, evaluates and optimises technical products and services for low-income regions with poor infrastructure
  • Provides methodological expertise in the field of Product Service Systems, addressing the challenges of after-sales service and microfinance
  • Develops technical concepts, such as swarm electrification


ME Financial Services

  • Assesses risks and outlines investment opportunities
  • Analyses, designs and evaluates financial instruments that address both the capital needs of end-users, and the requirements of impact investment


ME Scientific Research

  • Leads scientific research activities at the intersection of energy and microfinance
  • Develops strong partnerships with research institutions in Germany and around the world
  • Initiated the Network of Competency for Energy and Development and the "MicroEnergy Systems" Postgraduate School within the TU Berlin


ME Academy

  • Offers various industrial and scientific courses, training and education opportunities in the field of energy products, services and finance


We adapt our work to the local context of developing countries and have a specific regional expertise in Latin America, East and West Africa and South and South East Asia.

Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

- Quality Management through local MicroEnergy Quality Hubs
- Development of MESUS (MicroEnergy SUpply System); a power SUpply and monitoring System specifically tailored to the needs of microfinance institutions with financial products in the field of rural and peri-urban electrification
- Broadening the focus from energy to environmental and technological issues in general