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International renewable energy industry associations

Below is a list of international renewable energy industry associations. They can provide your business with up-to-date information and resources that relate to global renewable energy markets (including industry issues like economic development, policies, resource potential and technology developments).

  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
    ACORE provides renewable energy resources like 'The US-China market review', which examines developments in renewable energy markets, finance, and policy in the US and China. It also holds regular webinars and conferences.
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
    ASES is an association of American solar professionals and advocates that aim to advance education, research and policy on solar energy. It publishes reports on how renewable energy and energy efficiency impacts the economy and the environment, and provides useful case studies, industry news and innovative programs.
  • American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
    AWEA provides up-to-date information on wind projects, companies, technology and policy developments. It also conducts policy advocacy, runs an industry directory, delivers education programs and conferences, and helps develop industry standards.
  • Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centre (EUREC)
    (EUREC) aims to promote and support the development of innovative technologies and human resources to enable a prompt transition to a sustainable energy system.
  • Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)
    GRC provides professional development for its members through outreach, information transfer and education services.
  • Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
    GWEC is the global wind industry trade association. It publishes 'The global wind report' - an annual update on the global wind industry, which includes key data on wind power markets around the world.
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
    IEA works to ensure reliable and affordable clean energy for many countries, including its 28 member countries. It also provides research, statistics, analysis and policy recommendations.
  • International Geothermal Association (IGA)
    IGA encourages research, development and use of geothermal resources worldwide through the publication of scientific information, industry updates and training.
  • International Hydropower Association (IHA)
    IHA aims to advance sustainable hydropower's role in meeting the world's water and energy needs. It does this through policy advocacy, industry promotion, networking and training.
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    IRENA is an organisation made up of numerous governments that is dedicated to communication, best practice sharing, investment flows and research collaborations.
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
    ISES supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education.
  • PV Cycle
    PV Cycle is an association that manages a collection and recycling scheme for end-of-life photovoltaic modules for its members throughout Europe.
  • Renewable Energy Association of the UK (REA)
    REA is a trade association that represents British renewable energy producers. It promotes the use of renewable energy in the UK through policy development and advocacy, training, codes of practice, networking, conferences and industry updates.
  • Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
    REEEP starts and funds clean energy projects. It also networks with policy-makers, helps the industry to grow, and shares industry learnings.
  • Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
    REN21 publishes the 'Renewables global status report' annually. This is a popular industry reference and source of information on global renewable energy policies and market developments.
  • Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
    RFA is the trade association for the ethanol industry in the US. It provides a wide range of information on ethanol policy, markets and industry, including research reports and industry outlook data.
  • Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands (SEIAPI)
    SEIAPI fosters sustainable energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency) use in the Pacific region. It provides industry information, and has developed design and installation guidelines as well as training and certification programs.
  • World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
    WBA represents the bioenergy sector and offers support through development of standards and certification programs, policy advocacy and industry updates.

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