Geothermal Energy

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:35:00 UTC

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The best onshore wind and solar PV projects could be delivering electricity for an equivalent of USD 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), or less within the next two years.… read more
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:23:00 UTC

Countries Meet to Chart the Future of IRENA in Driving the Global Energy Transformation

More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.… read more
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:00 UTC

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications

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 US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.… read more
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:16:00 UTC

Government of Wallonia of Belgium Commits €1 Million to IRENA to Support New NDC Facility

The Government of Wallonia of Belgium has committed €1 million to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the Government’s support of renewable energy as a key pillar of international climate efforts.… read more
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:22:00 UTC

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).… read more
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:23:00 UTC


Energy innovations will be centered on digital technologies and the strategic use of data, according to new research published. A shift is coming in the energy industry from a focus on hardware to the increased importance of software in order to make systems more efficient, resilient, and digital. … read more
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:40:00 UTC


Two years since the signing of the Paris climate agreement and eight years after Copenhagen, countries on both side of the rich-poor divide are falling short on promises made to address climate change through clean energy investment, research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds.… read more
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:20:00 UTC

FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu India

The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report: "Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu". This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.… read more
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:57:00 UTC

Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

Energy storage capacity to triple by 2030, if countries double the share of renewables in the world’s energy system… read more
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:30:00 UTC

Southeast Asia Eyes Renewable Energy to Fuel Economic Growth and Build Climate Resilience

Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have established a strategic partnership to accelerate the region’s transition to low-carbon, sustainable energy and build its climate resilience.… read more
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:44:00 UTC

Quality Assurance Underpins Investment Confidence in Global PV Market

Latin America developing a strong quality infrastructure for Solar PV… read more
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:30:00 UTC

New market rules set to enable US$ 6bn in investment in Argentina's renewable power sector

New market rules which will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to up to US$ 6 bn being invested in Argentina's energy sector over the next three years, and lead to the installation of around 4 GW in new generation capacity, the Energy Ministry says.… read more
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:41:00 UTC


BNEF sees LNG demand grow to 280MMtpa this year and to 479MMtpa by 2030. However, new export projects across the U.S. and Australia could lead to supply overcapacity until 2024.… read more
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:46:00 UTC

Governments Adopt ‘Florence Declaration’ and Agree to Work Closer to Advance Geothermal Energy

Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this week. Under the terms of the ‘Florence Declaration’ – an outcome of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting – governments will actively pursue a collective ambition to realise geothermal potential.… read more
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:00:00 UTC

Schneider Electric is contracted to supply back up power for 3200 Ah Lithium Iron battery for California Solar Project

Iron Edison Battery Company, a Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron Phosphate battery system supplier for solar energy storage, selected Schneider Electric, the specialist in energy management and automation, to supply back up power as part of a solar installation in California. … read more
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