As the world strives to cut carbon emissions, electric power from renewables has emerged as a vital energy source. Fuel needs for transport and industry, meanwhile, could be met with renewable-based hydrogen.
This brief captures trends in off-grid solutions and discusses the key components of an enabling environment to scale-up off-grid deployment.
IRENA produces comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. This is the 2018 edition.
This report identifies useful regulatory practices for the era of rapidly improving renewable energy technologies. It draws key insights from experiences with integrated resource planning (IRP) in South Africa and the US.
As the first global, comprehensive analysis of corporate sourcing of renewable electricity, this report highlights the latest trends and provides recommendations to more fully exploit such potential.
This brief provides a high-level overview of priorities to accelerate technological and systemic innovation and highlights priorities for increased government action and international co-operation.
Panama has vast potential to develop renewables. The National Energy Plan suggests that as much as 70% of the country’s energy supply could be renewable by 2050.
This report examines markets in Denmark, Germany and China. The analysis highlights the development of standards and the best practices for new markets to adopt.
Offshore wind projects create ample opportunities for local value creation. This report examines how income and jobs can be maximised by leveraging existing economic activities and building upon domestic supply chains.
Renewable energy jobs grew 5.3% in 2017, with the total surpassing 10 million worldwide. IRENA's annual review presents the status of employment by technology and in selected countries.