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Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

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September 20, 2018

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Recent data and research findings confirm the rapid capacity growth, ongoing cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and continued need for international...
Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Recent data and research findings confirm the rapid capacity growth, ongoing cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and continued need for international standardisation for new renewables, such as offshore wind power an ...

Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Market and Industry Trends (External Content)

More and more non-energy companies are voluntarily – and actively – procuring or investing in self-generation of renewable energy. Driven by sharp cost reductions, combined with growing calls for sustainability among investors and consumers, renewables ha ...
Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic ...
Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure 2017 (External Content)

Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure 2017 (External Content)

As solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems become increasingly competitive, continued market growth depends on assurances of performance and durability. Quality assurance protects and accelerates future PV investments, lowers capital costs, improves perform ...
Synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency 2017 (External Content)

Synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency 2017 (External Content)

A working paper based on REmap Energy-related emissions represent two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Immediate action is needed to start putting the world on a path to net-zero emissions, as per the Paris Agreement. Renewable energy and energy ...
Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition, from providing frequency response, reserve capacity, black-start capa ...
Accessible finance for renewable energy in developing countries (ADFD/IRENA brochure) 2017 (External Content)

Accessible finance for renewable energy in developing countries (ADFD/IRENA brochure) 2017 (External Content)

This brochure is an overview the IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Project Facility. It includes detailed eligibility criteria and information about projects selected to date. IRENA/ADFD Facility provides access to low cost financing for renewab ...
Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power is generated from underground heat. Found around the globe and available year-round, this largely untapped renewable energy source offers the advantage of steady, predictable large-scale power generation, in comparison to the higher varia ...
IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation has grown rapidly, from less than  1 gigawatt (GW) in 2000 to about 300 GW worldwide in 2017. Solar PV’s competitiveness against other sources of electricity has also continued evolving. To track these crucial mark ...
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017 (External Content)

Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power tec ...

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