Data and information on renewable energy is now freely accessible on REsource – an online knowledge platform recently launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REsource enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other topics.
“The continued growth of the renewable energy industry has outpaced the information available to monitor and analyse the sector,” said Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA. “REsource now provides a strategic window into these trends and developments, while cementing IRENA’s role as a global knowledge hub on renewable energy.”
By providing access to a large amount of information and data in one centralized location, REsource aims to improve decision-making, increase awareness and investor confidence, and accelerate the overall deployment of renewable energy technologies worldwide.
“Having accurate renewable energy information in the future depends on today’s ability to predict growth paths and implement the right monitoring instruments to capture this growth,” said Mr. Amin. “IRENA is meeting this need through REsource, which will allow us to accurately capture the renewable energy market of today and of tomorrow.”
Policy-makers, private sector professionals, analysts, researchers, journalists and the general public will all benefit from REsource’s user-friendly platform by gaining a better understanding of the latest renewable energy trends and data.