Innovation & Technology

Cutting-edge information on renewable energy technologies and innovations

Innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy encompasses all changes that help overcome barriers and result in an accelerated deployment of renewables, supporting the energy transition. Innovative solutions to decarbonise the global energy sector requires combining various policy instruments across the whole technology lifecycle, from R&D to market scale-up, as well as the emergence of new smart technologies, information technology, new types of financial and market instruments, business models and engagement of new actors across the energy systems.

Achieving a zero-carbon based energy sector, would maximize economic and social benefits, create wealth, reduce energy poverty, facilitate energy access and enable growth in many other sectors. To support an accelerated deployment of renewable energy, IRENA has been undertaking work to advise policy-makers and other energy sector players on:

  • Innovation for the Energy Transition: analyses the potential of future innovative solutions to support the transition towards a zero-carbon energy sector in an optimal manner, while maximizing economic and social benefits.
  • Technological Innovation: and its future projections into relevant insights for policy makers.
  • Technology Briefs: translate into simple explanations the complex and technical aspects of RE