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Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill


World’s First Renewable Energy Resources Atlas Goes Online

January 16th, 2013 by  

In an effort to raise the awareness of just how much potential our planet has to produce renewable energy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the first ever online Global Atlas of renewable energy resources.

Live now at, the atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their potential renewable energy generating potential. It combines data and maps from leading technical institutions across the planet as well as private companies, and currently charts solar and wind resources.

The atlas hopes to expand to other forms of renewable energy during the next two years.

“In the next 10 years we expect a huge rise in the investments in renewable energy. The Global Solar and Wind Atlas will help us make the right decisions,” says Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, and President of the 3rd session of the IRENA Assembly.

“The Global Atlas provides a powerful new tool in international efforts to double the world’s share of renewable energy by 2030,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General. “With 22 countries now taking part, and more expected to join in the coming months, it is a clear sign of our growing political will to transition to clean, renewable energy.”

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  • Very interesting…


  • ken upton

    apart from a Atlas,which is a fantastic idea,it would a wise and helpful thing for our future,to put new ideas and inventions together with people or company :s that would give a fair deal for the new IP using copyiights instead of expensive patents,that many good inventors cannot afford.

    • This sort of thing came up during the comments of one panel session — unfort, didn’t look like there’d be any big progress on this front any time soon.

      • ken upton

        there are many good ideas,that will never see the light day,as it is just not worth the time and trouble to publish.When you know a big fat company will just copy and less and less good IP > goes to help solve the present day problems that the world is suffering from.

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