Renewables growth slowed in 2019, says IRENA report

IRENA's new data indicates that renewables added 176GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179GW added in 2018.

Renewable Energy in the time of COVID-19

Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis come amid profound uncertainty about both the course of the pandemic and its long-term ramifications for societies across the world, says IRENA.

Battery storage can balance the grid and store excess energy

Battery storage could enable a greater feed-in of renewables into the grid by storing excess generation and by firming renewable energy output.
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IRENA Director-General says oil price won’t impact renewable strategies

In the current market situation, oil market volatility is unlikely to have a significant impact on RE plans and investments says Francesco La Camera.

Green bonds can help raise finance to meet climate targets

To allocate enough capital to drive the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy, a set of financial solutions need to be developed such as green bonds.

RE developers invited to register projects on investment platform

A landmark initiative, which provides renewable energy developers with a unique investment forum has now entered an operational phase.

An unfettered energy revolution lies in green hydrogen resources

Green hydrogen could offer alternative ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to reduce CO2 emissions meaningfully.

IRENA, UAE sign MoU to cooperate on renewable energy

IRENA has signed a MoU with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Industry, to cooperate in the field of renewable energy and drive an accelerated shift to low-carbon energy sources.

IRENA and CDP partner to promote the renewables transition

IRENA has signed an agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) aimed at fostering joint initiatives to promote the transition to renewable energy in developing countries.
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Now available: Open source solar contracts to simplify transacting

Despite the fall in the cost of PV technology, transaction costs remain high but open source solar contracts are set to make contracting cost-efficient.

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