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Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

The capacity building roundtable on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in the Pacific SIDS was organised by IRENA, in partnership with the Pacific Power Association, Pacific Community, Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
  • November 2019

Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

As new markets emerge worldwide, IRENA’s latest report sees solar PV covering one quarter of global power by 2050.
  • November 2019

IRENA-ADFD Partnership Delivers 10MW Solar PV Project in Cuba

Project provides energy to 7 000 homes and contributes to the Cuban government target of increasing renewable energy share to 24% by 2030
  • July 2019

IRENA Welcomes Establishment of International Solar Alliance

Joint Declaration by IRENA and International Solar Alliance pledges close cooperation to promote solar energy globally
  • March 2018

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

Projects selected via IRENA/ADFD Project Facility will support poverty alleviation through renewable energy.
  • January 2018

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The new IRENA cost report finds all renewable technologies will be competitive by 2020. The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to the analysis. 
  • January 2018

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Quality Assurance Underpins Investment Confidence in Global PV Market

Latin America developing a strong quality infrastructure for Solar PV
  • September 2017

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New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate...
  • January 2017

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ADFD and IRENA Announce Funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in Four Developing Countries

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding.
  • January 2017

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International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future.
  • January 2017