January 15, 2013 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the world's first open access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources -- the largest initiative ever to help countries assess their renewable energy potential and invest in new markets.
The Atlas charts solar and wind resources and brings together data and resource maps from leading technical institutes and private companies worldwide. It also provides tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energy.
Traditional databases focus mainly on specific attributes, such as physical information on insulation or wind speed, while others feature economic and policy frameworks such as support mechanisms for renewable energies. read more>>>