Renewable energy statistics 2021
Aug 10 2021
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. Renewable Energy Statistics 2021 provides data sets on power-generation capacity for 2011-2020, actual power generation for 2011-2019 and renewable energy balances for over 130 countries and areas for 2018-2019.
Data was obtained from a variety of sources, including an IRENA questionnaire, official national statistics, industry association reports, consultant reports and news articles. Major trends in the sector worldwide are outlined in the accompanying brief on Renewable energy highlights.
The yearbook also includes statistics on investments in renewables, compiled from the OECD-DAC database and 20 major multi-lateral, bilateral and national development financial institutions, spanning 2010-2019. The investment data is presented in millions of United States dollars (USD million) at 2019 prices.