How Solar Power is Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates in Zimbabwe

A renewable energy innovation has improved obstetric care to last-mile communities across Zimbabwe, successfully supporting over 180,000 deliveries per year since its introduction.

  • July 2021

Eastern and Southern Africa's Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

A new study assesses the long-term energy plans the two regional power pools, known as the Eastern and Southern African Power Pools, and finds the region well-endowed with high quality, cost-effective, but under-utilised wind and solar resources.

  • April 2021

Energy Innovation for a Green Recovery in Africa

Identifying the opportunities for technology innovation and digitalisation to unlock Africa’s energy and economic potential was the theme of a virtual discussion hosted by IRENA and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).

  • September 2020

The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system.

  • March 2020

How Global Energy Transformed in 2019

As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019. 

  • January 2020

IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

IRENA’s first ever renewable energy matchmaking event took now place in Johannesburg as part of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank.

  • November 2019

IRENA and RES4Africa Partner to Accelerate Renewables in Africa

New agreement pursues sustainable development and climate goals in Africa by increasing renewable energy deployment.

  • July 2019

Powering Climate Action in Africa with Renewable Energy

Africa Climate Week brings together international, regional and national stakeholders to discuss climate change and actions and to strengthen stakeholders’ engagements in key sectors including energy, agriculture and human settlement.

  • March 2019

Advancing Africa with Renewable Energy Auctions

Renewable energy auctions in South Africa, Uganda and Zambia are changing renewables’ prospects on the continent.

  • May 2018

Empowering women in Nigeria with solar energy

Empowering Women in Nigeria with Solar Energy

In Nigeria, a new solar energy initiative is providing the community with an affordable source of energy, and empowering women through access to income-generation activates.

  • March 2018