Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Green Hydrogen Cost and Potential

This report estimates the potential for green hydrogen production as a function of land availability, considering exclusion zones such as protected areas, forests, wetlands, urban centres, slope and water scarcity.

  • May 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Costs
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  • English

Renewable Technology Innovation Indicators: Mapping progress in costs, patents and standards

This report provides a valuable resource for policy makers and researchers by collecting data on a range of quantitative innovation indicators on the costs and performance of renewable technologies, patents and standards.

  • March 2022
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  • Innovation, Costs
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  • English

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020

The new report shows 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62% of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option.

  • June 2021
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  • Costs, Power
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  • Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

  • June 2020
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018

IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

  • May 2019
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English

Sugarcane bioenergy in Southern Africa: Economic potential for sustainable scale-up

This study reviews the bioenergy potential from sugarcane and associated development costs in seven sugar-producing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), aiming to provide a foundation for more detailed country-level studies exploring practical potential.

  • March 2019
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English
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  • Eswatini, Malawi

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

This report explores the prospects for renewables to diversify national economies and the combined GCC energy mix, while helping the region meet climate goals.  

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Bahrain, Kuwait

Renewable power costs update December 2018

Renewable Power: Climate-safe energy competes on cost alone

The cost of electricity from renewable energy technologies has fallen steadily, and in some cases dramatically, in recent years.

  • December 2018
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  • Costs
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  • English

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017

This report highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on the latest cost and auction price data from projects around the world.

  • January 2018
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English, Japanese

IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV

IRENA Cost and Competitiveness Indicators: Rooftop solar PV

This report on cost and competitiveness indicators or rooftop solar PV, based on the trends witnessed in key electricity markets complements IRENA's cost analysis on cost trends for utility-scale renewable power generation.

  • December 2017
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  • Costs
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  • English