Renewable energy technologies and fuels offer tremendous opportunities to meet economic, social, environmental and development goals. They are also now THE economic solution for the electrification of 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. These pages provide you with a wide range of resources about the costs and performance of these technologies.
In order to facilitate and streamline information, we have divided costing information by technology and sector. The technology pages include a brief overview of the technology, a list of relevant publications, presentations and charts for your use.
The technologies covered to date by the IRENA costing team include power generation technologies - biomass, concentrating solar power, hydropower, solar photovoltaics and wind - and transport technologies - biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, electric vehicles and plug in hybrids electric vehicles.
Information on the costs of renewables in stationary applications will be available in the near future.