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Microgrids can fulfill energy needs reliably and sustainably

As the cost of sustainable energy sources has declined, the deployment of these sources of energy has grown rapidly. IRENA predicts another 90 GW of solar power to come online in the next few years, which could drive down solar costs by an additional 60%.


IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

Agency identifies four innovation focus areas in 2018 Global Innovation Index report


IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin Visits World’s Largest CSP Site in Morocco

IRENA Director-General tours Morocco’s Nour Solar Complex in Ouarzazate – the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world.


Unlocking Geothermal Potential in Japan Through Small-scale Generation

Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster the Japanese government introduced new policies to accelerate geothermal power plant deployment.


Renewables revolution still needs public funding push

A report by the IEA offers encouraging news, showing renewables recorded the highest growth rate of any energy source in 2017, meeting a quarter of global energy demand growth. Meanwhile, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found the private sector provided over 90 percent of investment in renewable energy in 2016. And the price of solar and wind power ...


Off-grid Renewables are Growing, Bringing Socio-economic Benefits to Millions

IRENA brief highlights positive momentum for off-grid renewable energy, and its transformative impact as a key pillar of Sustainable Development Goal 7.


Sustainable, Modern Energy Dominates Discussion at UN Forum

High-Level Political Forum reaffirms renewable energy’s central role in achieving global sustainable development goals.


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IRENA to Highlight Key Role of Renewables to Realisation of SDGs at UN HLPF

IRENA will highlight the central contribution renewables make to sustainable development and the vast socioeconomic benefits of energy transformation during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).


IRENA to Integrate Iraq’s New Solar Map into Global Atlas

New solar resource map will help identify the best solar resources for informing and facilitating renewable energy planning across the country.


Central America Progresses Towards Development of Clean Energy Corridor

Central America’s potential to develop variable renewable energy is significant, and recent capacity additions in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama point to a bright future for wind and solar adoption in the region. But to stimulate the investments necessary for a long-term sustainable energy pathway in the region, grid stability and system reliability must be...