Sep 2017
Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure
As solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems become increasingly competitive, continued market growth depends on assurances of performance and durability. Quality assurance protects and accelerates future PV investments, lowers capital costs, improves performance, extends module lifespans and lowers the resulting electricity costs.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Sep 2017
Geothermal power: Technology brief
Geothermal power is generated from underground heat. Found around the globe and available year-round, this largely untapped renewable energy source offers the advantage of steady, predictable large-scale power generation, in comparison to the higher variability of solar and wind power.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Mar 2017
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Feb 2017
Electric vehicles: Technology brief
The global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) reached 1 million in 2015 and exceeded 2 million by the end of 2016. Yet even faster growth is needed for EVs to fulfil their essential role in the global energy transition, both through lowering vehicle emissions and boosting renewable energy use.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Feb 2017
Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief
Developing and promoting biofuels for aviation will be essential to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aviation. As a first step, some pioneering airports have already incorporated bio-jet fuel into their refuelling systems..
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Jan 2017
Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies
Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power infrastructure. However, the variability of solar and wind energy – two key sources for renewable power generation – presents new challenges.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Nov 2016
The UMEME Framework for NDC Implementation: Advancing renewable energy in Africa together with national climate plans
The historic Paris climate agreement, adopted by countries around the world in December 2015, aims to the rise of global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. Renewable energy will play a key role in this effort, which encompasses developing as well as developed countries, by increasing the supply of cheap and accessible energy in a less carbon-intensive manner.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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