Organization REN21 monitors the renewable energy market since 2004. This year the investments in renewable energy will be higher then last year, totaling at almost 250 billion USD. If you want to find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Learn what the total global operating capacity of solar PV was and just how much wind power capacity came into operation. Discover where the greatest number of additions to electric generating capacity occurred in 2013 and who the new leaders in renewable energy deployment are.

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First released in 2005, REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. The report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast.

The Renewables Global Status Report relies on up-to-date renewable energy data, provided by an international network of more than 500 contributors, researchers, and authors.

Renewable energy is also increasingly taking center stage in the climate discussion. It underlines that renewables must be part of any solution to avoid catastrophic climate change. The issues highlighted in the report will be of central importance at the upcoming UN climate summit in New York later this month, but especially at the Paris climate conference in December 2015 – with expectations that the outcome will define global climate efforts in the future.