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Supporting countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future

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With 160 Members, IRENA plays a leading role in the energy transformation as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice for renewables, a network hub and a source of advice and support for countries.

 

 

 

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The new energy age will reshape relations between states and regions bringing "A New World" of power, security, energy independence and prosperity.

 

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Insights on Renewables

 
The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW). The annual increase of 7.9% was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of the growth. Globally, total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351 GW at the end of last year – around a third of total installed electricity capacity. Oceania witnessed the fastest growth with a 17.7% rise in 2018. Asia was second with a 11.4% rise followed by Africa with 8.4% growth. Nearly two-thirds of all new power generation capacity added in 2018 was from renewables, led by emerging and developing economies.
 

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