What We Do

IRENA helps countries worldwide address sharply rising energy needs in an effective and sustainable manner. Our support includes the provision of:

  • renewable energy data and statistics;
  • advice on best practices, policy development etc.;
  • insights on financial mechanisms and technological expertise;
  • capacity building programmes;
  • a large library of publications and other resources.

Examples of our work:

Knowledge products:

REsource: A search engine for IRENA’s renewable energy data and analysis, where users can find country-specific data and create customised charts and graphs

Renewable Energy Costs: Reliable data on the cost and performance of all forms of renewable energy

Global Atlas for Renewable Energy: An online platform mapping renewable energy resources, country by country, to aid in renewable energy project development

REmap 2030: A roadmap indicating the realistic potential for countries, regions and the world to double renewables in the global energy mix, a key step in mitigating climate change

Renewable Energy Benefits: Detailed analysis on the socio-economic impact of renewable energy deployment

IRENA Project Navigator: An online platform providing comprehensive, easily accessible, and practical information, tools and guidance to assist in the development of bankable renewable energy projects.

INSPIRE: An online platform for comprehensive information on renewable energy standards and patents consolidated from scattered sources.

Country, Regional and Global Programmes:

Clean Energy Corridor: Initiatives to develop indigenous renewable energy power to support regional social and economic growth

Renewables Readiness Assessments: Country-led, holistic evaluations and recommendations for action to accelerate renewable energy deployment

SIDS Lighthouses initiative: A framework for Small Island Developing States to scale up renewable energy holistically and sustainably

IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP): An on-line source for education, training and job opportunities in renewable energy

IRENA/ADFD Project Facility: A USD 350 million concessional loan programme providing finance to innovative, replicable renewable energy projects in developing countries

Sustainable Energy Marketplace: An online platform that gathers all renewable energy project owners, governments, financiers, and service/technology providers and IRENA’s expertise, and work to pursue together the deployment of renewable energies in developing countries. Initially available in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Marketplace will be expanded to cover all developing countries.

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