WMO-IRENA Renewable Energy - 2022 in Review

23 November 2023

The joint IRENA-WMO report analyses 30 years of data to offer insights into the effect of climate variability on selected renewable technologies and energy demand at global and regional levels. The effect of climate variability is presented by evaluating the changes of four energy indicators, namely, wind power capacity factor (CF), solar Photo Voltaic CF, a hydropower proxy and an energy demand proxy (called energy degree days, EDD) for 2022, compared to the standard 30-year average, 1991-2020.

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Key messages
  • Solar and wind power boost renewables boom
  • More action needed to speed transition from fossil fuels
  • Improved weather and climate services are vital for renewable energy
  • Climate variability and change impact renewable energy supply and demand