REN21 is the only global community of renewable energy actors from science, academia, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date facts, figures and peer-reviewed analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets to decision makers. Our goal: encourage and enable them to make the shift to renewable energy happen – now!

The most successful organisms, such as an octopus, have a decentralised intelligence and "sensing" function. This increases responsiveness to a changing environment. REN21 incarnates this approach.

Our more than 2,000 community members guide our co-operative work. They reflect the vast array of backgrounds and perspectives in society. As REN21’s eyes and ears, they collect information and share intelligence, by sending input and feedback. REN21 takes all this information to better understand the current thinking around renewables and change norms. We also use this information to connect and grow the energy debate with non-energy players.

Our annual publication, the Renewables Global Status Report, is probably the world’s most comprehensive crowdsourced report on renewables. It is a truly collaborative process of co-authoring, data collection and peer reviewing.



  • Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)
  • Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis (APREN)
  • Association for Renewable Energy of Lusophone Countries (ALER)
  • Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)
  • Clean Energy Council (CEC)
  • European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)
  • Euroheat & Power (EHP)
  • Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)
  • Global Solar Council (GSC)
  • Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
  • Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF)
  • International Geothermal Association (IGA)
  • International Hydropower Association (IHA)
  • Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) Foundation
  • World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
  • World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)


  • Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  • Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • World Bank (WB)


  • Association Africaine pour
  • l'Electrification Rurale (Club-ER)
  • Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
  • Climate Action Network International (CAN-I)
  • Energy Cities
  • Fundación Energías Renovables (FER)
  • Global 100% Renewable Energy
  • Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE)
  • Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)
  • Greenpeace International
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • Jeunes Volontaires pour
  • l'Environnement (JVE)
  • Mali Folkecenter (MFC)
  • Power for All
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Renewable Energy Institute (REI)
  • SLOCAT Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
  • Solar Cookers International (SCI)
  • World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)
  • World Future Council (WFC)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


  • AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC)
  • Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Fundación Bariloche (FB)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia (HSE)
  • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)


  • Afghanistan
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Germany
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America


  • Michael Eckhart
  • Mohamed El-Ashry
  • David Hales
  • Kirsty Hamilton
  • Peter Rae


Arthouros Zervos
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


Rana Adib