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The International Renewable Energy Agency

IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. We promote the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development and energy security.

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IRENA Headquarters in Masdar City - Factsheet

IRENA moved to its Masdar City headquarters in March 2015. The 32,000 m² complex consists of three interconnected buildings, which work together to conserve energy and water and create shared space. The headquarters complex is a model of sustainable development in IRENA’s host country, the United Arab Emirates. 

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IRENA policy brief - Renewables becoming more competitive worldwide

Key findings from IRENA’s publication Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2012: An Overview, highlighting the growing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy.

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IRENA policy brief - A path to doubling global renewable energy REMAP 2030

An introduction to REMAP 2030, IRENA’s global roadmap to achieving global climate targets by doubling the share of renewables in the energy mix by 2030. 

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How wind energy worked - Global wind energy policy analysis

Highlights from IRENA’s publication 30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: An Overview, charting 30 years of wind-friendly policies, answering questions about which set of policy and regulatory schemes worked, and also why they failed.

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ProSPER Promoting a Sustainable Market for Photovoltaic Systems in the ECOWAS Region

IRENA has partnered with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) for the ProSPER — an initiative geared to accelerate renewable energy, particularly solar PV, deployment in the region.

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Promoting the Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy Deployment in the Pacific Small Island Developing States

IRENA with its Small Island Developing States (SIDS) partners is leading an initiative to build capacity for policy makers, utilities, regulators and financial institutions in SIDS, and linking markets’ required renewable energy skills with offerings from higher education institutions.

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Renewable Energy in the Gulf - Facts and Figures

Facts and figures on renewable energy in Gulf countries, highlighting and abundance of potential renewable resources.

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Drinking water from the sea - using renewable energy

Facts and numbers on the growing demand for freshwater, the challenges of desalination, and how renewable energy can power desalination.

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