Who are WoREA?
The World Renewable Energy Association (WoREA®) is the driving force behind global renewable energy implementation and is building a strong renewables industry to power the World through advocacy and education. As the global trade association for the renewables industry, which employs more than 340,000 industry professionals/members, we represent all organizations and businesses that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of renewable energy. WoREA works with its member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive renewable energy in every country, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of renewable energy.
Our vision is to represent an industry that will be the single largest source of new energy generation over the coming decades and to grow as the international voice of a larger, more unified and more diverse industry.
World of Renewables (WoR hereafter) was originally founded in 2006 as an online forum and community, by university professors Dr. Grant Saxon Rowe (Cambridge) and Dr. Matha Andrews (Cardiff). WoR grew exponentially and quickly became the World’s Number 1 Renewables Network, attracting over 15 million visitors monthly, with over 120,000 registered users in 2017. To date, we have been nominated for over 80 industry awards and partner with 50+ renewable energy related events globally each year.
World Renewable Energy Association (WREA hereafter) was founded in 2001 by a group of renewable erergy enthusiasts, primarily set-up to promote, advocate and advise individuals, start-ups, established businsses and governing bodies on the benefits of renewable energy technologies. Prior to the merger, the association represented over 200,000 renewable energy professionals globally, in over 50 countries.
World Of Renewables & WREA merged in August 2018. As a result of this union, World Of Renewables and WREA formed a brand new association – The World Renewable Energy Association (WoREA hereafter). WoREA now represents over 340,000 renewable energy professionals globally, within the bioenergy, biomass, CHP/cogeneration, electric vehicles and energy storage, geothermal, hydropower, marine, solar thermal & solar photovoltaics and wind energy sectors. Together, we employ over 1 million industry professionals and have representation in 91% of all major operational projects.
WoREA employ over 140 employees globally either as direct employees or network affiliates. Please visit our Meet the Team page for a selection of key contacts and personel in their new/updated roles.
Our Aims & Methods
- Public affairs and industry PR (via World of Renewables)
- World of Renewables Network news, email alerts and newsletters (via World of Renewables)
- Annual reviews of renewable energy employment;
- Renewable energy capacity statistics;
- Renewable energy cost studies;
- Renewables Readiness Assessments, conducted in partnership with governments and regional organisations, to help boost renewable energy development on a country by country basis;
- Renewable energy benefits studies;
- Renewable energy technology briefs;
- Facilitation of regional renewable energy planning;
- A list of our members who have authorised WoREA to become an Introducer Appointed Representaive via our new Partner Panels
What Sectors Do We Cover?
WoREA covers all aspects of renewable energy. Our main focus areas are bioenergy & biomass, CHP/cogeneration, energy storage, electric vehicles, sustainable fuels (both vehicles & aviation), geothermal, hydropower, marine energy, thermal solar and solar photovoltaics, energy from waste and wind energy.
Our members are active within firms that provide renewable energy related services or produce products specifically serving the renewable energy industry. These include but are not limited to insurance providers, legal services, financial institutions, product manufacturers, installers, government bodies, project developers, construction companies and educational institutions.
How Do I Join WoREA?
You can register as an individual member here. If you are a business looking to provide our members with your services, you will need to visit our membership options page for full details, or simple register and select your chosen level.
If you have any questions, please contact our team for further information: +44 (0) 800 689 0909 (Option 2)