The IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) provides cutting-edge information on renewable energy technologies and innovations, while seeking new pathways for the global transition to a sustainable energy future. Through this centre of excellence for renewable energy technology and innovation, the Agency stays abreast of the latest developments and translates them into practical, policy-friendly tools for IRENA Members. IRENA also produces continually updated cost data for renewable energy technologies, assistance with energy technology planning, project development, and strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of innovation for renewable energy. Such work supports the Agency’s engagement with a broad range of stakeholders through the IRENA Renewable Costing Alliance, as well as in the development of REMAP 2030, a roadmap for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.

Current IITC activities are:

Overview of IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) events in 2012

During the course of 2012, the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) held 20 events highlighting renewable energy innovation and technology, promoting best practices in the sector and exploring pathways for the global transition to a sustainable energy future. An overview of these events, their outcomes and next steps can be downloaded here.