renewable energy

  • IEC promotes off-grid electricity access with new standard

    26 June 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Access to affordable and reliable energy is a basic need. Not only is it one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations in its framework for building a better world by 2030, but also...
  • Batteries for a sustainable world

    15 April 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The work of Technical Committee 21 reflects the changes in battery technology over the last 20 years. Standardizing safety requirements is more essential than ever before.
  • Protecting renewable energy equipment from extreme weather

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    2018 was a year of extreme weather. Some of the lowest and highest temperatures were recorded in both hemispheres, while gale-force winds fuelled wildfires in a number of regions and hurricane-strength typhoons caused...
  • First IEC Regulator Forum takes place in South Korea

    15 June 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    The IEC General-Secretary and CEO, Frans Vreeswijk, has told 150 stakeholders from across the renewable energy sector that international standards and public policy share important objectives. These include facilitating...
  • How to get your motor going

    15 June 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    One of the earliest IEC technical committees (TCs) prepares the future for electric motors and generators.
  • Going green

    15 May 2018 by Zoë Smart
    More and more governments and industry players recognize the importance of taking measures to safeguard the environment. But do International Standards have a role to play in the process?
  • More power to you!

    15 April 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Technology breakthroughs are lowering the cost of renewable energies while low-voltage direct current systems (LVDC) are being tested by experts both in the developed and developing world.
  • Upcoming global events

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events.
  • The resurgence of renewables

    15 March 2018 by Antoinette Price
    The global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well under way, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, thanks in part to rapidly falling costs, particularly for solar PV and wind...
  • Riding the crest of the wave

    15 March 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Large marine energy facilities are being deployed, with the help of pioneering standardization work accomplished by IEC TC 114.
  • Building blocks for cyber security

    15 March 2018 by Ann-Marie Corvin
    As we move towards more connected environments, cyber security threats are increasing. One technology that could help with data protection is blockchain, which is also starting to be used in some renewable energy...
  • A new era for solar PV

    15 February 2018 by Antoinette Price
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewables 2017 Report highlights that new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity grew globally by 50% in 2016, reaching over 74 GW. It also notes the significant point that for the first...
  • Solar thermal first

    15 January 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 117: Solar thermal electric plants, publishes its first two Technical Specifications (TS) on solar radiation data sets.
  • Upcoming global events (March 2018)

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • UNECE holds 4th Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

    15 January 2018 by Antoinette Price
    According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables Market Report series for 2017, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, thanks to a strong solar PV...