IRENA and DTU Launch World’s Most Detailed Wind Resource Data

The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by IRENA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
  • October 2015

New IRENA App Delivers Global Renewable Energy Data Straight to Your Pocket

Smartphone users can now access the most reliable data on global renewable energy potential, for free, thanks to an application launched today by IRENA.
  • June 2015


New Tool Sheds Light on Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

A new tool to investigate global geothermal energy potentials is now available online, just ahead of next week’s World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The new and freely available gravity anomaly maps, the product of collaboration between the IRENA and the European Space Agency (ESA), offer a new technique to gauge geothermal potentials around the world.
  • April 2015

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3TIER and IRENA collaborate to give researchers access to better renewable energy information

3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy assessment and forecasting, today announced the public release of wind and solar annual averages from its global datasets in support of research and advocacy groups around the world.
  • December 2013

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Pioneering Global Atlas for Renewable Energy Goes Online

The world’s first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources goes live today, announced at the annual general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and...
  • January 2013


New partnerships to enhance mapping of wind and solar energy resources

Ministers and Senior Officials participating in a side event on 19 June 2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development stressed the importance of international cooperation for mapping the world’s renewable energy resources.
  • June 2012


Strong international support for IRENA Global Atlas initiative Launched

International cooperation on renewable energy passed another milestone at the third Meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) taking place in London (April 25-26), when a dozen influential countries expressed their commitment to the development of the Global Solar and Wind Atlas initiative, being managed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • April 2012