African Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology

 "Let's use locally available resource for an affordable, reliable and sustainable development!"




ACREST is a centre for information, demonstration, awareness, production and research on renewable energy and sustainable technologies in Africa.

Headquarters of ACREST in Cameroon

Developed countries started their industrialization process by using renewable energies (wind energy, water power, animal power, solar energy, etc.) and applying appropriate techniques and technologies that were manufactured with local resources and not costly imported ones. All equipments were locally made.

Renewable energies are the energy for the future of Africa: there do not pollute the environment, there do not exhort and are decentralized for their nature. 

Our philosophy:

"I hear and I forget,
I see and I remember,
I do and I understand."

"...Let use African resources to save Africa from hunger and poverty..."

Running water for exemple, is the most valuable, affordable and pollution free energy Africa has.

The force of water flowing tunes waterwheels that drive any sort of machines:

water pumps, mill stones, saws, electric alternator etc.

If this environmental friendly technology is introduced, it will revolutionize the whole continent just like mobile phone services today which connects people. Time to put waterwheel at work has came!

Let us use it:

to provide power to people! 
to irrigate our land! 
to supply water to our cities and villages! 
to grind our food! name it.
It is free and available 24 hours a day.

Waterpower technology is not the only affordable technologies that exist, there are many more. This site introduces you to people centred Energy Technologies that increase their performance and productivity.

Africa is endowed with enormous potential but as underlined by Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize, "You can't eat potential" you can make use of it.


Mepibua Waterfall near ACREST

ACREST's biosand filter designed by the Centre for Affordable water and Sanitation Technology in Canada and built by ACREST staff.



Students from Purdue University on a study visist to ACREST, Bangang


ACREST staff

Basic Utility Vehicles

Launching of the afforestation project of Mount Bamboutos with financial support from PPI-IUCN France.

Pass Partout Vehicule manut=factured by ACREST transporting seedlings for planting.

 An Overview video of ACREST structure and activities