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

Hydrogen: A renewable energy perspective

This paper examines the potential of hydrogen fuel for hard-to-decarbonise energy uses, including aviation, shipping and other. But the decarbonisation impact depends on how hydrogen is produced.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Japanese

Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

人類 地球 繁栄

このパンフレットは、再生可能エネルギー利用の加速化が気候の安定した将来を実現する上でなぜ重要であるかについて、分かりやすく説明したものです。

  • July 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

This Commission Report analyses the geopolitical implications of the accelerating global shift to renewables. It is the culmination of deliberations by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. 

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese, Japanese

Hydrogen from renewable power: Technology outlook for the energy transition

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.

  • September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Japanese, Chinese

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

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Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

This study shows that battery electricity storage systems offer enormous deployment and cost-reduction potential. By 2030, total installed costs could fall between 50% and 60% (and battery cell costs by even more), driven by optimisation of manufacturing facilities, combined with better combinations and reduced use of materials.

  • October 2017
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English, Japanese

Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy

Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable energy and distributed power generation. This study presents the latest knowledge on the adaptation process for such markets, aiming to inform policy makers, regulators and system operators on the options available.

  • May 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Japanese

Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies

This report highlights the findings from AVRIL (“Addressing Variable Renewable Energy in Long-term Energy Planning”), a project by IRENA that has identified the best practices in long-term planning and modelling to represent high shares of VRE. 

  • January 2017
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English, Japanese