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IRENA Launches New Global Atlas for Solar & Wind

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This looks like a fascinating project.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday launched the world’s first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries’ renewable energy potential.

“The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and private companies worldwide,” IRENA said.

“It currently charts solar and wind resources, and will expand to other forms of renewable energy over 2013 and 2014,” the agency announced as it began its two-day annual general assembly in Abu Dhabi.

According to the IRENA website, "Assessing renewable energy resources is the necessary first step in answering these questions and in eventually creating an enabling market environment for deploying renewable energy." In the video above, International Solar Energy Society President Dr. David Renee talks about what excites him about this project and what impact he believes it will have. We certainly wish this project well, and hope that it contributes to the rapid expansion of clean energy around the world.