Abu Dhabi: The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has launched a web portal dedicated to renewable energy cost analysis (www.irena.org/costs).
The portal provides access to Irena’s data and analysis at no cost to users. It makes the latest and best cost data, as well as the agency’s analysis, publications, presentations and charts accessible to the public. Often, the lack of up-to-date, accurate and reliable data on cost and performance is seen as a barrier to renewable energy technologies.
Irena held its sixth Council meeting in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday. The meeting was attended by representatives of 21 Irena members, elected for a two-year term on a rotating basis. Irena’s Council is accountable to Irena’s Assembly, which will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 18 and 19, kicking off the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“Irena has developed the most current and comprehensive global database of renewable energy project costs available to the public. Our new portal makes this resource available for policy makers, businesses and the renewable energy community worldwide,” said Dolf Gielen, Director of the Irena Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany, and project leader for the portal initiative.