RE In Infrastructure Will Rise From 22% in 2020 to 29% in 2030: IRENA

COP28, IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) and Global Renewables Alliance outlined a roadmap at Pre-COP. They estimate that countries are likely to fast-track energy transition by tripling renewable power and doubling energy efficiency by 2030. At the COP28 Presidency, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Renewables Alliance published a joint report outlining key enablers […]

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Regional Cooperation Key To Increase In Investment In West Asia: IRENA

The latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on ‘Scaling up Renewable Energy Investment in West Africa’ states that the Nigeria contributed to three-quarters of the energy supply in West Africa. It also houses nearly half of its people, allowing this country to dominate the region demographically and economically. For supporting renewable energy investments […]

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Drop In Solar Costs Put At 3% by IRENA for 2021-22 Period

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a report into the cost of producing power in 2022, putting the drop in levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) in the solar PV sector at 3% in 2022, and 89% between 2010 and 2022. The findings will be no surprise to industry insiders, considering how the drop […]

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Renewables Led To Saving Of $520bn in Fuel Costs Globally: IRENA

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) claimed that the global power sector saved $520 billion in fuel costs last year, owing to the increasing adoption of renewable energy sources. The report underscores how the ongoing fossil fuel price crisis catalyzed the competitiveness of renewable power sources. In 2022, 86 percent, equivalent to 187 Gigawatts (GW), […]

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From Potential to Progress: What Does Africa Renewable Energy Journey Look Like?

With 33 out of the world’s 47 least-developed countries nestled within its borders, and with more than half of the population in Africa having no access to electricity, the African continent stands as a veritable gold mine for those with a vision for progress in renewable energy. This article focuses on the progress made against […]

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Developing Countries Yet To Explore Critical Minerals: IRENA Report

A latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on critical minerals claims that several developing countries hosting critical mineral reserves are yet to explore them fully. The agency mentioned its latest findings on critical minerals in its report titled ‘Geopolitics of the Energy Transition’.  The report said that developing countries with higher reserves […]

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MNRE Official Indicates India’s First Offshore Wind Tender By June End

A top official of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that India may float its first offshore wind energy tender in the coming four to six weeks. The information has been shared by MNRE Joint Secretary Dinesh Jagdale during a side event of the Energy Transitions Working Group of the G20 Presidency […]

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Highest Cost of Financing for RE in Mexico, Egypt & Tunisia, Lowest in Germany: IRENA

IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) has released a report entitled ‘The Cost of Financing for Renewable Power’.  The Cost of Capital (CoC) is a major determinant of the total price to purchasers of electricity from renewable power generation technologies. As per the report, incorrect assumptions for CoC are not accurate, the cost of electricity might […]

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Five Secrets About Solar & Wind Power You Should Know

As Solar and wind are becoming increasingly popular sources of renewable energy, detractors love to point to limitations like intermittency, efficiency as drawbacks. However, even as these drawbacks are being covered with the drop in storage costs and ever higher efficiencies for both these options, many people may not be aware of the reason solar […]

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