IRENA and Masdar ink renewables MOU
Deal will see sharing of data and joint implementation of projects
Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Renewable Energy Agency to support the development and advance of a publicly accessible wind and solar resource.
The agreement will ensure the exchange of information between the two bodies, as well as joint implementation of project activities, analyses and research studies and the definition of technical compatibility and methodological harmonization and data transparency protocols for solar and wind data.
IRENA’s Director General, Adnan Amin, said: "IRENA is delighted to enter into this agreement with Masdar Institute, a research-oriented institution that focuses on clean energy and sustainable technologies. Developing publicly-accessible atlas of solar and wind resources is fundamental to widen the use of clean and renewable energy. We are confident that together with the academic and research capabilities of Masdar Institute, we will be able to provide distinctive data that will be useful for everyone who is keen to tap clean energy."