22 Jun '15, 11am

Calculate your region's #renewable energy potential w/ new World Bank-supported app: #climate h…

Businesses and individuals can make use of a free smartphone app to calculate the renewable energy generation potential of a given location. The Global Atlas pocket was launched Tuesday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and is designed to allow renewable energy "prospectors" and investors to comprehensively research projects before making early investment decisions. The app draws on data from 1,000 maps provided by 67 governments and 50 data centers, and is designed to provide detailed information on whether a region or site represents a good prospect for renewable energy generation. Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA's director-general, said the app will help make it is easier for renewable energy firms to identify viable projects, curbing some costs of development. "One of the major hurdles to worldwide renewable energy deployment is reaching the needed levels of in...

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