The IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC), in Bonn, Germany, provides cutting-edge information on renewable energy technologies and innovations, while seeking new pathways for the global transition to a sustainable energy future. As a centre of excellence for renewable energy technology and innovation, IITC stays abreast of the latest developments and translates them into practical, policy-friendly tools for IRENA’s Members. IRENA’s researchers produce ground-breaking, and continually updated, cost data for renewable energy technologies, assistance with energy technology planning, project development, and strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation for renewable energy. IRENA seeks to engage a broad range of stakeholders through the Renewable Costing Alliance and in the development of REMAP 2030, a roadmap for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.
Current IITC activities are:
Overview of IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) events in 2012
During the course of 2012, the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) held 20 events highlighting renewable energy innovation and technology, promoting best practices in the sector and exploring pathways for the global transition to a sustainable energy future. An overview of these events, their outcomes and next steps can be downloaded here