Renewable Future – Lecture Series

12 – 25 January 2018 |University of Bonn’s Main Building

Starting this autumn and continuing into 2018, IRENA and the “Sustainable Development in International Cooperation” coordination unit of the University of Bonn have organised a lecture series that will analyse and discuss the political, technological, financial, socioeconomic, commercial and regional opportunities and challenges of a renewable energy powered future.

Covering topics ranging from innovation in renewables to IRENA’s engagement with Island governments in supporting their energy transitions, the lecture series will elaborate on the role of IRENA globally on energy transition, including technology and sector roadmaps, economics, and enabling frameworks. IRENA will share its costs work and its outlook on future competitiveness of key renewable energy technologies, including preliminary results from its upcoming analysis on projected costs and performance of battery electricity storage technologies to 2030

The Agency will outline bioenergy potential in the context of a recently released briefing paper on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development. Key findings from published and ongoing IRENA publications on project facilitation, particularly an overview of renewable energy project development, modelling techniques and case studies, will also be presented. 

A lecture focused on planning long-term transition paths for a high share of variable renewable energy, will explore planning to overcome operational bottlenecks and the role of storage in the integration of variable renewable energy into a power system. 

A schedule of the lectures can be found below.

All events will take place from 18:00 to 20:00 in Lecture Hall IX of the University of Bonn’s Main Building

To attend, please register via the online form at