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  • Solar Could Beat Coal to Be the Cheapest Power on Earth

    IRENA anticipates a further drop of 43 percent to 65 percent for solar costs by 2025. That would bring to 84 percent the cumulative decline since 2009. “These are game-changing numbers, and it’s becoming normal in more and more markets," said Adnan Amin, IRENA ’s Director-General. "Every time you double capacity, you reduce the price by 20 percent.” (Bloomberg (USA), 3 Jan 2017)
  • Wind and solar energy to be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2018

    Wind and solar energy is to be cheaper for most countries than using fossil fuels by 2018, a new report states. A new report by the World Economic Forum says that it sees a drastic reversal of that trend, with the cost of wind and solar energy plummeting, making it a more promising investment. According to the WEF's findings, using data from IRENA, the cost of solar energy has dropped 80% since 2009. Whereas wind energy costs have dropped 30% in the last three years. (International Business Times (UK) , 27 Dec 2016)
  • Could waves become the next big renewable energy source?

    The force of crashing waves can generate huge amounts of energy. But there's a catch: how do you develop technology that can withstand the sea's harsh environment with minimum disruption to the ecosystem? According to Emanuele Taibi, an island energy analyst from IRENA, the biggest challenge with wave power is proving it can withstand the sea's harsh environments. (CNN (USA) , 12 Dec 2016)


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