IRENA Membership


Review of RE Zones in SAPP and Initiation of Project Sites Analysis
24 – 25 April 2017
Windhoek, Namibia

Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy in Central Asia
26 – 27 April 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Entrepreneurship Support Facility in SADC
27 April 2017
Maseru, Lesotho

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IRENA in the News

  • Off-grid green energy: Revolution to evolution (Opinion)

    Based on recent statistics published by IRENA, the RE electricity generation in Indonesia in 2014 was 33,750 gigawatts. IRENA’s recent report suggests the higher technology and financing risks associated with RE implies the widely required public support for the development. It is especially so in the developing countries, usually in the form of syndicated loans that involve multiple development banks.
    ( The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) , 12 Apr 2017)
  • A cleaner Pacific fleet needs Green Climate Fund backing

    As a 2015 report by IRENA illustrated, innovative designs for wind and solar-powered maritime freight transport already exist. Proven advances in technology show major fuel/emissions savings are available at attractive rates of return and with minimal investment in R&D. Commitment to a network of green shipping pilot projects would form the basis for research into a cleaner maritime sector across the developing world.
    ( Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK) , 6 Apr 2017)
  • Beyond light, solar startup seeks to plug in rural homes in Africa

    A fledgling industry just a few years ago, off-grid solar technology is now estimated to provide power to at least 500,000 households in East Africa, according to IRENA. Solar home systems have fallen in cost by as much as 80 percent since 2010, while investments in off-grid solar systems globally grew by 15 times between 2012 and 2015, with $276 million spent on them in 2015, according to data from IRENA. ( Reuters (UK), 6 Apr 2017)


Press Releases

  • 5 April 2017

    Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. More
  • 31 March 2017

    Renewables Hold Great Promise for Philippines

    Renewable energy sector policy making and institutional evolution can support maintaining Philippines’ development momentum and allow it to achieve energy independence, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). More


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