## Article: Why Open Source Works for the Renewable Energy Sector

Energy, Open Provisioning

Why Open Source Works for the Renewable Energy Sector

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source globally where 24% of the energy generated in 2015 came from renewable sources such as biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, and biofuels.

This is expected to increase to 31% by 2040 and will heavily depend on a number of factors including the development of technologies to make these energy sources cost-effective. A number of renewable energy companies, many of which are smaller and newer entrants to the overall energy sector, are doing just that—building scalable software solutions with the use of open-source tools to help optimize day-to-day operations and reduce costs.