According to a new report by IRENA, off-grid renewable energy has had spectacular growth in the past decade. Capacity has tripled since 2008 and the number of people in rural communities served by off-grid renewable energy now reaches up to 133 million people.
It is vitally important that equipment manufactured for the renewable energy sector adheres to strict International Standards. This is much easier to ensure when there is a strong and independent system in place for testing and certification.
According to the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) Market Trends Report published by Lighting Global, the off-grid solar (OGS) sector provided electricity access to an estimated 360 million people worldwide in 2017.
A new report underlines the benefits of hydrogen for energy storage. The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) suggests that hydrogen stored in Britain’s gas grid could be more effective for making use of excess renewable power than batteries.
Access to clean and affordable energy for all is a sustainable development goal for the United Nations and the IEC is contributing to the effort with a number of its International Standards. Cheap solar energy is helping refugees find some small level of comfort by giving them access
Towards sustainable, Smart Communities G7 Summit, 26-26 May 2017 in Taormina, Italy As world leaders gather for the annual G7 meeting, taking place in Taormina, Italy from 26 to 27 May 2017, the Climate Change – The New Economy magazine , the official G7 summit magazine, has pu