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RRA Workshop in Zimbabwe
14-15 September 2015, Harare, Zimbabwe

Joint Parallel Event at EU PVSEC 2015 for Solar PV
16 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany

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IRENA in the News

  • How battery-powered homes are unplugging Australia

    IRENA predicts the global market for battery storage will grow from $US220 million ($302 million) in 2014 to $US18 billion by 2023. Ivor Frischknecht, chief executive of Australian Renewable Energy Agency, calls it an "energy revolution". "If batteries are cheap enough this value proposition will ensure that most homes have solar and storage within a few years," he says.
    (Sydney morning Herald, 1 August 2015)
  • Is This the Holy Grail of Batteries?

    The electricity sector is expected to grow substantially with world population increasing at a rapid rate. "Globally, IRENA REmap 2030 report finds the share of renewables in the electricity sector must double to 45 per cent by 2030 and this would require an estimated 150 gigawatts of battery storage and 325 gigawatts of pumped storage hydroelectricity.
    (The Age, 26 July 2015)


Press Releases

  • 2 Aug 2015

    IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

    Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.


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