Highlights from IRENA’s RE Capacity 2022 report
02 June 2022
2021 was a strong year for the energy transition – the world added almost 257 Gigawatts (GW) of renewables, increasing the stock of renewable power by 9.1 percent and contributing to an unprecedented 81 percent of global power additions. Solar power alone accounted for over half of the renewable additions with a record 133 GW last year.
Here’s a glimpse of Irena’s RE Capacity report for 2021.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a center of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource, and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar, and wind energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
Source: IRENA (2022), Renewable Energy Statistics 2022, The International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi