REN21 is the only global community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry working collectively to drive the rapid uptake of renewables – now!

REN21 works to build knowledge, shape dialogue and debate and communicate these results to inform decision-makers to strategically drive the deep transformations needed to make renewables the norm. We do this in close cooperation with the community, providing a platform for these stakeholders to engage and collaborate. REN21 also connects with non-energy players to grow the energy discourse, given the economic and social significance of energy.

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 3,000 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, share intelligence and make the renewable voice heard.

REN21 takes all this information to better understand the current thinking around renewables and change norms. Our publications are probably the world's most comprehensive crowd-sourced reports on renewables. Each is a truly collaborative process of co-authoring, data collection and peer reviewing.




  • Africa Minigrids Developers Association (AMDA)
  • Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Associação Lusófona de Energias Renováveis (ALER)
  • Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis (APREN)
  • Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)
  • Clean Energy Council (CEC)
  • Euroheat & Power (EHP)
  • European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)
  • 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)
  • RE100 / Climate Group
  • RES4Africa Foundation
  • SolarPower Europe (SPE)
  • Union International de Transport Publique (UITP)
  • World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
  • World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)

Inter-Governmental ORGANISATIONS

  • Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
  • Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (EPC)
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  • Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)
  • 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)
  • CDP
  • Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
  • Climate Action Network International (CAN-I)
  • Coalition de Ciudades Capitales de las Americas (CC35)
  • Energy Cities
  • Fundación Energías Renovables (FER)
  • Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform (Global 100%RE)
  • 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)
  • Jeune Volontaires pour l'Environnement (JVE)
  • Mali Folkecenter (MFC)
  • Power for All
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Renewable Energy Institute (REI)
  • Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
  • SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
  • Solar Cookers International (SCI)
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
  • World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)
  • World Future Council (WFC)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)


  • Michael Eckhart
  • David Hales
  • Kirsty Hamilton
  • Peter Rae
  • Arthouros Zervos


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


  • 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)
  • University of Technology Sydney – Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS-ISF)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)


Arthouros Zervos


Rana Adib