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Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

Energy storage capacity to triple by 2030, if countries double the share of renewables in the world’s energy system
  • October 2017

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South East Europe Has Vast Renewable Potential worth 740 GW, IRENA Report Finds

A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region.
  • January 2017

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ASEAN Members States Chart Course to Renewable Energy Future

Energy Ministers from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met today at the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) to accelerate efforts to boost renewable energy deployment in the region.
  • September 2016

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Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • September 2016

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IRENA Conference Set to Boost Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development Worldwide

Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference will convene key players in Nairobi to drive global off-grid agenda
  • August 2016

G20 Energy Ministers Recognise Progress on Renewables, Set Stage for More Action

Energy Ministers and other senior officials recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater action today on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting in Beijing.
  • June 2016

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Solar Energy Could Meet up to 13% of Global Power Needs by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • June 2016

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Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • June 2016

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IRENA’s 11th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

More than 300 high-level government representatives from 96 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the eleventh meeting of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing of the...
  • May 2016

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2015 Sets Record for Renewable Energy, New IRENA Data Shows

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed globally.
  • April 2016