International Renewable Energy Agency

IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

Renewables readiness assessment report highlights seven key action areas to accelerate the country’s uptake of renewables  A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan. The Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of […]

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Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019

The renewable energy sector added 176 GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, which is marginally lower than 179 GW added in the previous year. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year. IRENA’s Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that […]

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Solar PV Jobs in India Surge; Top Markets See Slump: IRENA

Despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China, jobs in renewables grew to their highest level on the back of many more countries adopted manufacturing, trading and installation of renewable energy technologies. The employment in solar photovoltaic (PV) industry witnessed a surge in India, Southeast Asia and Brazil in 2018, whereas major markets […]

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Renewable Energy Industry Creates 5 Lakh New Jobs Globally

In a recent report published by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) titled ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review’, it says the 10 million mark was surpassed for the first time as the industry gave jobs to around 10.3 million in 2017. In a steep growth in 2017, renewable energy industry created over 500,000 new […]

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Need of Hour: Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

What happens to all the “green” infrastructure when it reaches the end of its life? The question is how will India dispose 100 gigawatt (GW) worth of solar panels in the next 20 years? While the production of solar energy is green, is there a well thought out and environment-friendly plan for end-of-life treatment of […]

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Brazil Set to Join International Solar Alliance

Brazil has surpassed 1.1 GW of installed solar capacity, with large-scale facilities accounting for 935 MW. It has also started the process of joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In a significant development, the National Congress of Brazil is reviewing a plan for the country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), says the […]

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ADFD & IRENA Started Accepting Applications For Funding Opportunities For Renewable Energy Projects

The Facility allocated US$189 million to 19 renewable energy ventures across the globe, covering up to 50 per cent of the project costs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded […]

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide: IRENA

“Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over seven million people were working in the sector.” According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) more than 9.8 million people were employed in the […]

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Four renewable energy projects in developing countries identified by ADFD and IRENA to receive $ 44.5 million funding

ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of renewable energy projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has […]

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