Agency identifies four innovation focus areas in 2018 Global Innovation Index report
IRENA Director-General tours Morocco’s Nour Solar Complex in Ouarzazate – the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world.
Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster the Japanese government introduced new policies to accelerate geothermal power plant deployment.
A report by the IEA offers encouraging news, showing renewables recorded the highest growth rate of any energy source in 2017, meeting a quarter of global energy demand growth. Meanwhile, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found the private sector provided over 90 percent of investment in renewable energy in 2016. And the price of solar and wind power ...
IRENA brief highlights positive momentum for off-grid renewable energy, and its transformative impact as a key pillar of Sustainable Development Goal 7.
High-Level Political Forum reaffirms renewable energy’s central role in achieving global sustainable development goals.
IRENA will highlight the central contribution renewables make to sustainable development and the vast socioeconomic benefits of energy transformation during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).
New solar resource map will help identify the best solar resources for informing and facilitating renewable energy planning across the country.
Central America’s potential to develop variable renewable energy is significant, and recent capacity additions in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama point to a bright future for wind and solar adoption in the region. But to stimulate the investments necessary for a long-term sustainable energy pathway in the region, grid stability and system reliability must be...