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    • Solutions for Decarbonising Heating in Buildings

      Highly efficient, electricity-driven heat pumps have a crucial role to play in decarbonising space and water heating in buildings.

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    • A New Energy Future: The Way to a Sustainable Recovery

      Keynote speech by the Director-General on the role of renewable energy in sustainable development in a webinar organised by Renewable Energy Institute.

      Digital content Presentations Climate Action Socio-economic impact Costs Energy transition Innovation Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Enabling Low-Temperature Renewable District Energy in Cities

      The presentation offers an insight into the integration of renewable energy in district heating and cooling systems as part of a workshop organised by IRENA in collaboration with Aalborg University with the support of the Chinese Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI).

      Digital content Presentations Socio-economic impact Costs Energy transition Policy
    • Offshore Renewables: Fostering a Blue Economy

      Key recommendations to utilise offshore renewables at the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG).

      Digital content Presentations Collaborative Frameworks Statistics Socio-economic impact Costs Energy transition Innovation Policy
    • Renewable Energy Cost Analysis - Hydropower

      This working paper is part of a set of five reports on hydropower, wind, biomass, concentrating solar power and solar pholtovoltaics that address the current costs of these key renewable power technology options. 

      Publications Reports Power Generation Costs Costs Hydropower Technology
    • Renewable Energy in Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids: Economic Benefits and Business Cases

      Hybridising diesel mini-grids with photovoltaic generation can yield significant cost savings. This study compares the costs of diesel-only and hybridised mini-grids at seven sites – three in Africa, two in Asia and three in Latin America – and shows potential cost savings at all seven sites.

      Publications Reports Power Generation Costs Costs Stationary Applications Costs Costs
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mali

      The findings of the Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment (RRA) highlight major obstacles to the widespread deployment of renewable energy systems. They identify critical actions that could have a significant impact on increasing renewables in the short and medium term.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Power Generation Costs Costs Local value creation Socio-economic impact Finance & investment
    • Smart Grids and Renewables: A cost-benefit analysis guide for developing countries

      Smart grid technologies support the creation of an increasingly flexible electricity grid, enabling the integration of variable renewable energy. They work by incorporating information and communications technology at all stages of power generation, delivery and consumption, improving reliability and service to end-users.

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    • Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

      This report explores the prospects for renewables to diversify national economies and the combined GCC energy mix, while helping the region meet climate goals.  

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    • Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe

      This report finds the region has a vast technical renewable energy potential of 739 gigawatts (GW) with wind energy being the most abundant resource, more than 4 times higher than that of solar PV. By 2030, additional cost-competitive potential for solar PV and wind is expected to reach 620 GW.

      Publications Reports Power Generation Costs Costs
    • Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets

      The report discusses challenges in policy making and proposes a co-ordinated effort to collect data on the installed costs of solar PV in Africa, across all market segments to improve the efficiency of policy support and accelerate deployment.

      Publications Reports Stationary Applications Costs Costs Solar energy Technology Energy efficiency Technology
    • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020

      The new report shows 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62% of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option.

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    • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

      IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

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    • Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Mauritania

      The report provides insights on the country’s potential to adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Power Generation Costs Costs
    • Renewable Technology Innovation Indicators: Mapping progress in costs, patents and standards

      This report provides a valuable resource for policy makers and researchers by collecting data on a range of quantitative innovation indicators on the costs and performance of renewable technologies, patents and standards.

      Publications Reports Innovation indicators Innovation Quality & Standards Innovation Power Generation Costs Costs Stationary Applications Costs Costs Quality & Standards Innovation
    • Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

      Advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and biomethane for transport could be competitive against fossil-fuel transport options by 2020 in an increasing number of market segments, as long as support policies are enhanced and expanded. IRENA’s costing study, Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions, finds an increasingly positive outlook for the use of renewable energy in road transport by 2020 and beyond.

      Publications Reports Transportation Costs Costs
    • Renewable Energy Cost Analysis - Wind Power

      This working paper is part of a set of five reports on hydropower, wind, biomass, concentrating solar power and solar pholtovoltaics that address the current costs of these key renewable power technology options.

      Publications Reports Power Generation Costs Costs Wind energy Technology
    • تكاليف توليد الطاقة المتجددة لعام 2021

      تُظهر دراسة التكلفة العالمية الأخيرة للوكالة الدولية للطاقة المتجددة (IRENA) كيف استمرت القدرة التنافسية لمصادر الطاقة المتجددة وسط أزمة الوقود الأحفوري وتسلط الضوء على اتجاهات التكلفة لمصادر الكهرباء المتجددة الرئيسية.

      Reports Publications Costs Energy transition Power Generation Costs
    • Costos de generación de energía renovable en 2021

      El último estudio de costos globales de IRENA muestra cómo la competitividad de las energías renovables continuó en medio de la crisis de los combustibles fósiles y destaca las tendencias de costos para las principales fuentes de electricidad renovable.

      Reports Publications Costs Energy transition Power Generation Costs
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