Renewable Energy

We are committed to powering communities with renewable energy.

The number of people without access to modern electricity declined from 1.2 billion in 2010 to around 800 million in 2018; however, an estimated 620 million people will still lack access in 2030, 85 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

The United Nations says access to energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today, but around 800 million people still live without access to electricity today.

That is why we are investing in renewable energy programmes where we can help the most people, mainly in parts of Africa and Asia. We support partners who provide renewable-energy solutions that put people living in poverty at the centre of their work, making renewable-energy access easier, quicker, more affordable, cleaner and more inclusive.



Championing renewable energy heroes

Watch our new film for World Energy Day, which highlights how local renewable energy heroes like Josephat Mang’eni are helping people in their local communities afford a better life.

The IKEA Foundation partners with Acumen, a non-profit fund that drives social change through strategic and long-term investment. Acumen provides early-stage capital to entrepreneurs that are tackling poverty through pioneering renewable energy solutions.

Read more here.