The promise and power of renewable energy
Views 14 December 2017


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovern- mental organisation that supports countries in their efforts to advance renewable energy. Engaged with over 180 countries, IRENA serves as a platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of renewable energy policy, technology, resource, and financial knowledge. IRENA provides practical tools and policy advice, and facilitates knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

In 2016, to celebrate its fifth anniversary, IRENA launched an international photo competition. Calling on the global public to submit photos demonstrating “the promise and power of renewable energy,” IRENA received over 350 submis- sions from around the world. Of these, 12 were selected to be exhibited at the Agency’s seventh Assembly, included in IRENA’s 2017 calendar, and featured here.

  • Khuri, Rajasthan, India. Source: Sudipto Das
  • Andújar, Jaén, Spain. Source: José Barranco Peña
  • West Bengal, India. Source: Supriya Biswas
  • Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India. Source: Debdatta Chakraborty
  • Block Island, Rhode Island, USA. Source: Joan Sullivan
  • Willcox, Arizona, USA. Source: Joan Sullivan
  • Düsseldorf, Germany. Source: Kevin Coellen
  • Sint Maartensbrug, Netherlands. Source: Peter van Veldhoven
  • Bjørnfjell, Narvik, Norway. Source: Doran Talmi
  • Bomet County, Kenya. Source: Corrie Wingate
  • Dieng Plateau, Java, Indonesia. Source: Bambang Wirawan