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150 Countries Begin Discussions on Energy Transformation at 10th IRENA Assembly

More than 1,500 delegates will participate in the meeting held annually by the world’s lead intergovernmental organisation for the energy transformation.


Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries.


Solar power boosts food production & fights poverty

We all know that solar power offers myriad health and environmental benefits over traditional energy sources — including reduced emissions and improved air quality — but the social benefits it offers are perhaps less well known. A new paper from IRENA, launched today at InterSolar Europe in Munich, highlights the way solar technology is being...


Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools. This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies, adding a consolidated outlook for the continent. The report also explains the energy-modelling approach employed and...

  • March 2015
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  • English
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  • Benin, Burkina Faso

Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have examined the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability all over Africa.

  • August 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Angola

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Ghana

Ghana has one of Africa’s highest rates of access to electricity. In 2014 this was estimated at 72%, with over 87% in urban areas and nearly 50% in rural areas. The country also exports power to its neighbours, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The Ghanaian power industry is unbundled, comprising generation utilities, transmission and distribution companies, and independent power...

  • November 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Ghana

West African Power Pool: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

With the energy systems of many African countries dominated by fossil-fuel sources that are vulnerable to global price volatility, regional and intra-continental power systems with high shares of renewable energy can provide least-cost option to support continued economic growth and address the continent’s acute energy access problem. Unlocking Africa’s huge...

  • June 2013
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire

Statistical Profiles

These profiles have been produced to provide an overview of developments in renewable energy in different countries and areas. View specific information on renewable energy consumption, electricity capacity and generation, renewable energy policies, renewable resource potential and more. Select a location from the list of profiles below grouped by...

  • 07 October 2021