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The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy (INSPIRE) is a platform of the
International Renewable Energy Agency, designed to provide up-to-date information on standards and patents in renewable energy.Search through, locate and perform analysis from a database with more than 2 million patents and over 400 international standards.INSPIRE, explains in an friendly and easy way technical information related to patents, standardisation and quality assurance. Navigate through the main menu to learn more about how to apply to a patent, what is a standard or how to develop quality assurance for renewable technologies.
In INSPIRE's online dashboards search for renewable energy patent information to identify emerging innovative technologies suitable for a specific application as well as active actors in these technology fields. Analyse patent trends for different renewable energy technologies by country or patent applicant, comparing developments within, or between, different technologies.
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In the standards database, find international standards on renewable energy to identify methodologies that incorporate international good practices in the implementation of renewable energy projects.
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Quality assurance (QA) consists of all activities which provide confidence that a renewable energy product or service will meet the expectations from consumers, investors and other stakeholders. Learn more in this section on how to look after quality assurance in renewable energy technologies.
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