IRENA is committed to making its analysis available for free to ensure its widespread dissemination and to help promote an acceleration in the deployment of renewables. Cost publications are a vital component of IRENA’s activities and compile in one source, critical and up-to-date information on renewable energy technologies, their costs and cost-reduction potential.
IRENA’s costing publications are designed to present the true costs and performance of renewables and help reduce the barrier that the absence of this information creates to the accelerated deployment of renewables.
IRENA’s Renewable Cost Database contains data from around 9,000 medium- to large-scale renewable projects and over 750,000 small-scale solar PV systems and is being continuously expanded. IRENA’s Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 is the most comprehensive analysis of the costs and performance of renewable power generation to date.
For all currently available IRENA publications on the costs and performance of renewables, please click on a category in the right-hand side window.