About this report

Renewables 2022 is the IEA’s primary analysis on the sector, based on current policies and market developments. It forecasts the deployment of renewable energy technologies in electricity, transport and heat to 2027 while also exploring key challenges to the industry and identifying barriers to faster growth.

The current global energy crisis brings both new opportunities and new challenges for renewable energy. Renewables 2022 provides analysis on the new policies introduced in response to the energy crisis. This year’s report frames current policy and market dynamics while placing the recent rise in energy prices and energy security challenges in context.

In addition to its detailed market analysis and forecasts, Renewables 2022 also examines key developments and trends for the sector, including the more ambitious renewable energy targets recently proposed by the European Union; the issue of windfall profits; the diversification of solar PV manufacturing; renewable capacity for hydrogen production; and a possible feedstock crunch in the biofuels industry and viable ways to avoid it.

Renewable power’s growth is being turbocharged as countries seek to strengthen energy security

Renewables Data Explorer

Renewables 2022 includes this dynamic data dashboard which enables users to explore historical data and forecasts for all sectors and technologies. It also allows users to compare Renewables 2020, Renewables 2021 and Renewables 2022 forecasts. The associated Renewables 2022 dataset gives full access to all of the data available in this dashboard for the Renewables 2022 forecast, plus additional premium data for all sectors and technologies, including additional historical years.