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Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2021

IRENA's latest global cost study shows how the competitiveness of renewables continued amid the fossil fuel crisis and highlights cost trends for major renewable electricity sources.

  • July 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Costs
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  • English

Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Trade Outlook for 2050 and Way Forward

This report explores key actions and milestones in relation to market creation, infrastructure and regulation, certification, technology, cost gaps and financing.

  • July 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Costs
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  • English

Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Green Hydrogen Cost and Potential

This report estimates the potential for green hydrogen production as a function of land availability, considering exclusion zones such as protected areas, forests, wetlands, urban centres, slope and water scarcity.

  • May 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Costs
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  • English

Renewable Technology Innovation Indicators: Mapping progress in costs, patents and standards

This report provides a valuable resource for policy makers and researchers by collecting data on a range of quantitative innovation indicators on the costs and performance of renewable technologies, patents and standards.

  • March 2022
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  • Innovation, Costs
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  • English

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020

The new report shows 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62% of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option.

  • June 2021
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  • Costs, Power
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  • Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019

IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

  • June 2020
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018

IRENA’s latest global cost study shows solar and wind power reaching new price lows. The report highlights cost trends for all major renewable electricity sources.

  • May 2019
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English

Sugarcane bioenergy in Southern Africa: Economic potential for sustainable scale-up

This study reviews the bioenergy potential from sugarcane and associated development costs in seven sugar-producing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), aiming to provide a foundation for more detailed country-level studies exploring practical potential.

  • March 2019
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English
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  • Eswatini, Malawi

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: GCC 2019

This report explores the prospects for renewables to diversify national economies and the combined GCC energy mix, while helping the region meet climate goals.

 

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Bahrain, Kuwait

Renewable power costs update December 2018

Renewable Power: Climate-safe energy competes on cost alone

The cost of electricity from renewable energy technologies has fallen steadily, and in some cases dramatically, in recent years.

  • December 2018
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  • Costs
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  • English