REN21 is the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets. Our goal: enable decision-makers 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 in Cities Global Status Report and the Renewables Global Status Report, are probably the world’s most comprehensive crowdsourced reports 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)
  • 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
  • Solar Power Europe
  • World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
  • World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)

Inter-Governmental ORGANISATIONS

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


  • Association Africaine pourl'Electrification Rurale (Club-ER)
  • Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
  • Climate Action Network International(CAN-I)
  • Coalition de Ciudades Capitalesde las Americas (CC35)
  • Energy Cities
  • Euroheat & Power (EHP)
  • Fundación Energías Renovables (FER)
  • Global 100% Renewable Energy
  • Global Forum on SustainableEnergy (GFSE)
  • Global Women's Network for theEnergy Transition (GWNET)
  • Greenpeace International
  • ICLEI – Local Governments forSustainability
  • Institute for Sustainable EnergyPolicies (ISEP)
  • International ElectrotechnicalCommission (IEC)
  • Jeunes Volontaires pourl'Environnement (JVE)
  • Mali Folkecenter (MFC)
  • Power for All
  • Renewable Energy and EnergyEfficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Renewable Energy Institute (REI)
  • Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
  • SLOCAT Partnership for SustainableLow Carbon Transport
  • Solar Cookers International (SCI)
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
  • World Council for RenewableEnergy (WCRE)
  • World Future Council (WFC)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


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


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


  • AEE – Institute for SustainableTechnologies (AEE INTEC)
  • Council on Energy, Environment andWater (CEEW)
  • Fundación Bariloche (FB)
  • International Institute for AppliedSystems Analysis (IIASA)
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL)
  • National Research University HigherSchool of Economics, Russia (HSE)
  • South African National EnergyDevelopment Institute (SANEDI)
  • The Energy and ResourcesInstitute (TERI)


Arthouros Zervos
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


Rana Adib