Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Bonn, Germany
The business case for increasing renewable energy investments globally depends on gathering more and more accurate data on the costs and performance of different technologies.
The IRENA Business Forum hosted three webinars on 28-30 May 2013 to engage the private sector and inform companies about the work of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on costing and how to contribute to such activities. The webinars, timed for three different regions (Asia and Oceania, Americas and Caribbean, and Europe, Middle East and Africa), included the following components: Insights and the Agency’s Perspective (Frank Wouters, IRENA); High-level Trends (Dolf Gielen, IRENA); Approach of Industry Partners (Regional Partners); In-depth Look into IRENA’s Costing Analysis – Past, Present and Future (Michael Taylor, IRENA).
Friday, October 26, 2012 Bonn, Germany
Equipment and project costs for many renewable technologies are falling, some rapidly, requiring policy makers and other stakeholders to adjust quickly. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) unit for the Renewable Energy Technology Deployment Implementing Agreement (IEA-RETD) jointly organised a workshop, “Levelised Costs of Renewable Energy: What if costs continue to drop?” to stimulate discussion on the consequences and future implications of declining costs in the sector.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Bonn, Germany
This past 17 October IRENA had the pleasure of participating in a GIZ event: The uphill battle: New challenges for low-cost renewable energies.
Part of a speaker series called Research meets Practice the event addressed the uphill battle faced by developing countries, electricity market design barriers, regulations and financing models, the greater deployment of variable renewable energies and grid stability and supply security.