Innovation driving mass deployment of renewable mini-grids

irena innovations outlook
The cost of renewable microgrids will continue to decline by 60% in the next two decades as new technologies improve their capability to cost-effectively integrate more energy from renewable sources.
This cost reduction is just one finding in a forthcoming report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The IRENA report evaluates technology innovations and mechanisms for successful implementation of renewable microgrids in the next two decades. The report, conducted with support from HOMER Energy and TTA, also provides insights gained from interviews with key sector experts and research on patents and literature.

IRENA will host, in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the 3rd edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th September and 1st October 2016. The Conference includes a session on “Emerging technology solutions for off-grid renewable energy systems”, where the report will be launched and key findings will be presented. For more information visit: