Date: Jul 2016
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects:
Dominican Republic (executive summary)
Abstract: A REmap country study highlights the potential to increase the share of renewable power generation in the Dominican Republic to as much as 44% by 2030.
Language:  English, Español
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jul 2016
Title: Renewable Energy Statistics 2016
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: G20 Toolkit for Renewable Energy Deployment: Country Options for sustainable growth based on Remap
Abstract: In October 2015, the G20 adopted the “Toolkit of Voluntary Options for Renewable Energy Deployment”. This report summarises the results for the G20, identifies action areas for G20 policy makers and proposes the next steps of a “REmap G20 process”.
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: The role of risk mitigation and structured finance
Abstract: Scaling up renewable energy calls for mobilising a massive investment increase. Renewables bring far reaching benefits in terms of human health, energy access, environmental protection and the response to climate change, along with the potential to create new jobs around the world.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability
Abstract: Irrigation improves yields, reduces vulnerability to changing rainfall patterns, and enables multiple cropping practices. This can stimulate socio-economic development in the agriculture sector helping the fight against poverty.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: Letting in the Light: How solar photovoltaics will revolutionise the electricity system
Abstract: Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation is poised to revolutionise the electrical system in countries around the world From around 2% in 2016 the share of global electricity generated from solar PV to grow to as much as 13% by 2030 according to this report from the International Renewable...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: End-of-life management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels
Abstract: This report is the first-ever projection of PV panel waste volumes to 2050. It highlights that recycling or repurposing solar PV panels at the end of their roughly 30-year lifetime can unlock an estimated stock of 78 million tonnes of raw materials and other valuable components globally by 2050.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025
Abstract: Increasing economies of scale, more competitive supply chains and further technological improvements will continue reducing the costs of solar and wind power. The same factors will also boost the availability of these key renewable power sources at night and in varying weather conditions.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2016
Title: Renewable Energy Statistics 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics This publication presents IRENA’s latest statistics for renewable power generation and capacity as well as renewable energy balances for all countries in the Latin America and...
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: May 2016
Title: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016
Abstract: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment both by technology and in selected countries over the past year In this third edition IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 8 1 million people around the world in 2015 (excluding large...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: May 2016
Title: The True Cost of Fossil Fuels: Saving on the Externalities of Air Pollution and Climate Change
Abstract: This brief quantifies air pollution and climate change externalities related to fossil fuels, along with the extent these can be reduced with higher uptake of renewables.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: May 2016
Title: Capacity Needs Assessment for Renewable Energy Statistics
Abstract: This publication presents a structured methodology that countries can use to assess their capacity to produce renewable energy statistics.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: May 2016
Title: Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes
Abstract: Increasing the share of renewable power from variable sources, namely solar and wind energy, requires technological developments to be accompanied by well-designed regulations for grid management and operation.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Apr 2016
Title: Boosting Biofuels: Sustainable Paths to Greater Energy Security
Abstract: Substantial potential exists to expand both food and fuel supply in a sustainable fashion. This report examines sustainable paths for biofuel development.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Mar 2016
Title: Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2006-2015).
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Mar 2016
Title: Wind Power
Abstract: The size of wind turbines has continuously increased over several decades to boost power generation from this key renewable energy source. As this technology brief from IRENA and IEA-ETSAP notes, large-scale wind farms and larger turbines drive the ongoing reduction of electricity costs.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Mar 2016
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mongolia
Abstract: Mongolia can use its vast renewable energy resources to bolster energy security reduce pollution meet global climate commitments and develop regional electricity exports finds this report prepared jointly by IRENA and Mongolian Ministry of Energy Electricity output from the country’s solar and...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Mar 2016
Title: REmap: Roadmap for A Renewable Energy Future: 2016 Edition
Abstract: Doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is not only feasible but cheaper than not doing so Economic savings would far exceed the costs It would create more jobs boost economic growth and save millions of lives annually through reduced air pollution It would also when coupled with...
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Feb 2016
Title: Water Use in China’s Power Sector: Impact of Renewables and Cooling Technologies to 2030
Abstract: This brief by China Water Risk and IRENA examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030 Building on plans announced at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris and earlier analyses by China Water Risk and IRENA it assesses the impact of different options...
Language:  English, Chinese [中文]
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2016
Title: Renewable Energy ‎Market Analysis: The GCC Region
Abstract: The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could reap multiple benefits from scaling up renewable energy use including reducing water withdrawal by 11 trillion litres (or 16%) and saving 400 billion barrels of oil in the power sector creating 2000 direct jobs and reducing the region’s...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2016
Title: Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics
Abstract: This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides the first quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling the global share of renewables in the energy mix by 2030.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2016
Title: IRENA 2014-2015: At A Glance
Abstract: IRENA 2014-2015: At a Glance summarises selected programmatic activities, highlights key renewable energy developments and provides an overview of IRENA’s global engagements in the course of 2014-2015.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2016
Title: Investment Opportunities in the GCC (Global Atlas)
Abstract: This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region for both grid connected and off-grid systems The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2016
Title: Investment Opportunities in Latin America (Global Atlas)
Abstract: This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in Latin America for both grid connected and off-grid systems The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy projects on land taking...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Dec 2015
Title: Evaluating Renewable Energy Manufacturing Potential in the Mediterranean Partner Countries
Abstract: This study assesses the capability of the European Union’s Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) to develop local renewable energy manufacturing industries, with a focus on three pilot countries: Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Dec 2015
Title: Renewable Desalination: Technology Options for Islands
Abstract: Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Dec 2015
Title: Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Water Heaters
Abstract: This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Solar Water Heaters analyses the challenges and offers...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Dec 2015
Title: Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Small Wind Turbines
Abstract: This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Small Wind Turbines analyses the challenges and offers...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Dec 2015
Title: Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Guidelines for Policy Makers
Abstract: This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Guidelines for Policy Makers explains the essential...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Nov 2015
Title: REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change
Abstract: The second edition of REthinking Energy – the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – looks at how the transition to renewables could help avert catastrophic global warming As the report points out renewable energy is at the core of any strategy for countries to...
Language:  English
Series:  REthinking Energy
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Date: Nov 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Ghana
Abstract: Ghana has one of Africa’s highest rates of access to electricity In 2014 this was estimated at 72% with over 87% in urban areas and nearly 50% in rural areas The country also exports power to its neighbours Togo Benin and Burkina Faso The Ghanaian power industry is unbundled comprising...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Nov 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects: Germany
Abstract: Germany’s Energiewende (“energy transition”) has made the country a world leader in renewable energy development
Language:  English, German summary [Deutsche Zusammenfassung]
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: REmap 2030: Renewable Energy Prospects for Poland
Abstract: Poland can increase its share of renewable energy in power generation to nearly 38% by 2030 (compared to only 7% in 2010). REmap 2030: Renewable Energy Prospects for Poland...
Language:  English,Polish [polska wersja językowa]
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: The Age of Renewable Power: Designing national roadmaps for a successful transformation
Abstract: A transformation of power grids towards reliance on mainly renewable energy sources has begun But the course of this transition is sure to vary depending on local conditions The Age of Renewable Power a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides a framework for...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: Smart Grids and Renewables: A cost-benefit analysis guide for developing countries
Abstract: Smart grid technologies support the creation of an increasingly flexible electricity grid enabling the integration of variable renewable energy They work by incorporating information and communications technology at all stages of power generation delivery and consumption improving reliability...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: Renewable energy integration in power grids
Abstract: Renewable energy account for around 22% of global power generation but this share is expected to double in the next 15 years partly due to the rapid growth of variable renewable energy from solar photovoltaics and wind This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides an overview of the main...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future
Abstract: African countries need to meet fast-growing energy demand and extend modern energy services to more communities while also improving people’s health and ensuring long-term sustainability The continent could meet nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous clean renewable...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Oct 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor
Abstract: A ground-breaking study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the US-based Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) identifies zones for cost-effective equitable and environmentally sustainable energy development with wind solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar power...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Sep 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Mauritania
Abstract: Mauritania possesses significant renewable energy resources which could be developed to strengthen the economy and improve access to energy Solar and wind energy technologies are well suited for integration into the country’s existing network of mini-grids according to this Renewables Readiness...
Language:  English,Français
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Aug 2015
Title: Synergies between Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Abstract: A joint working paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) illuminates crucial synergies that can help to ensure a sustainable global energy future.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jul 2015
Title: RD&D for Renewable Energy Technologies: Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract: RD&D for Renewable Energy Technologies Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean finds wide opportunities to coordinate innovation activities and efforts Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) co-invention and cooperative research can help bridge gaps in renewable energy technologies (RET)...
Language:  English, Español
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jul 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Fiji
Abstract: Fiji is identified by the Geothermal Energy Association as one of 39 countries that could meet their electricity demand solely by tapping the renewable energy from underground heat.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jul 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Republic of the Marshall Islands
Abstract: The Republic of the Marshall Islands relies on imported petroleum products for 90% of its primary energy supply. But the Pacific small-island developing state has set out to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and achieve 100% electrification by 2020.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jul 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Vanuatu
Abstract: Vanuatu’s primary energy supply is dominated by biomass, used mainly for rural cooking, and imported petroleum products for urban energy and transport.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jul 2015
Title: Renewable Energy in Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids: Economic Benefits and Business Cases
Abstract: Hybridising diesel mini-grids with photovoltaic generation can yield significant cost savings. This study compares the costs of diesel-only and hybridised mini-grids at seven sites – three in Africa, two in Asia and three in Latin America – and shows potential cost savings at all seven sites.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Wind Resource Measurement: Guidelines for Islands
Abstract: Renewable energy technologies, including wind power, can help even the most remote islands achieve energy security and sustainability, while cutting fuel import costs.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands
Abstract: A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners.
Language:  English, French
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2015
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The first such data set shows renewable power-generation capacity for 2000-2014.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design
Abstract: Auctions for contracts to develop power-generation capacity have emerged as an essential policy instrument for many countries to promote the transition to renewable energy sources and technologies
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Target Setting
Abstract: What are renewable energy targets? Why set a renewable energy target? How should they be designed and translated into specific policy instruments?
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Renewable Energy in Latin America 2015: An Overview of Policies
Abstract: Latin America is one of the regions with the largest shares of renewables in the world, largely thanks to the decades-long contribution of bioenergy and hydropower. In addition, some countries in the region are among the most dynamic markets for solar, wind and geothermal.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: Renewables and Electricity Storage
Abstract: With solar and wind installation breaking new records each year countries with ambitious plans for these renewable power-generation technologies must consider the best ways to integrate variable renewables onto the grid Electricity storage is a key option available to manage variability and...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jun 2015
Title: From Baseload to Peak: Renewables provide a reliable solution
Abstract: Solar and wind power continue expanding, constituting almost 40% of newly installed power capacity worldwide in 2014.
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Series:  Insights
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Date: May 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects: Mexico
Abstract: Mexico has a large and diverse renewable energy resource base Given the right mix of policies the country could attract large-scale investments to diversify its energy supply with the potential to increase the share of modern renewables in total final energy consumption to 21% by 2030 up from 4...
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Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: May 2015
Title: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015
Abstract: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment both by technology and in selected countries over the past year In this second edition IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7 7 million people directly or indirectly around the world in 2014...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: May 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Djibouti
Abstract: Djibouti faces critical challenges with power generation and distribution Heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports keeps the country exposed to price volatility constraining economic development plans But significant geothermal wind and solar energy resources could be developed to extend reliable...
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Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Feb 2015
Title: Hydropower
Abstract: Hydropower is a mature and relatively simple technology. The potential energy of a water source characterised by its flow rate, is converted into kinetic energy that spins a turbine driving an electricity generator
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Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Biomass for Heat and Power
Abstract: More than half of the total global renewable energy consumption today is based on biomass This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and barriers for market growth and offers insights for policy makers on this key renewable energy technology In the...
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Date: Apr 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects: United Arab Emirates
Abstract: Renewable energy has become economically attractive in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ramping up renewables to 10% of the country’s total energy mix and 25% of total power generation could generate annual savings of USD 1 9 billion by 2030 through avoidance of fossil-fuel consumption...
Language:  Engish
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Mar 2015
Title: Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies adding a consolidated outlook for the...
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Feb 2015
Title: Off-grid renewable energy systems: Status and methodological issues
Abstract: With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all - particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future Renewable power generation...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
Abstract: Solar thermal systems (STS) offer vast potential for use in manufacturing Yet widespread STS uptake requires policy-making to create the right conditions This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and barriers for market growth and offers insights...
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Solar Heating and Cooling for Residential Applications
Abstract: Solar thermal systems (STS) are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for residential applications since the early 1980s This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth and offers...
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Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Feb 2015
Title: A World of Renewables
Abstract: The Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (Global Atlas) aims to close the gap between countries with access to the datasets expertise and financial support to evaluate their renewable energy potential and those lacking such elements As of January 2015 a total of 67 countries and more than 50...
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Feb 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Options for Shipping
Abstract: The shipping industry plays a critical role in the global economy carrying approximately 90% of the total tonnage of world’s traded goods Shipping propulsion has changed radically since the mid-19th century from the renewable energy of sail power to the coal power of steamships to the...
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Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Nicaragua (executive summary)
Abstract: A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Accelerating Off-Grid Renewable Energy
Abstract: Universal electricity access – one of the targets of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative for 2030 – will remain unachievable unless countries adopt a market-based approach to off-grid renewable energy deployment This report highlights key findings and recommendations of the Second...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Africa Clean Energy Corridor: Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa
Abstract: The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean indigenous cost-effective renewable power options A comprehensive report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the evolving infrastructure of...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Technology Innovation Policy: A process development guide
Abstract: Countries can use the “RETIP” process outlined in this handbook to design appropriate innovation strategies for renewable energy technologies.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus
Abstract: Renewable energy technologies can address trade-offs between water energy and food bringing substantial benefits in all three key sectors This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) looks at how adopting renewables can ease trade-offs by providing less resource-intensive...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Battery Storage for Renewables: Market Status and Technology Outlook
Abstract: Energy storage capabilities are crucial for the integration of high levels variable renewable sources, such as solar and wind energy, onto the power grid.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014
Abstract: The competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014 reaching historic levels Biomass for power hydropower geothermal and onshore wind can all provide electricity competitively against fossil fuel-fired power generation Solar photovoltaic (PV)...
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Series:  Insights
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Republic of Cyprus
Abstract: Cyprus a European Union member state since 2004 is at the crossroads of determining how its energy sector and particularly the power sector should develop in the coming decades The island country currently depends on imported oil to meet most of its growing energy needs At the same time cost...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jan 2015
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America
Abstract: The United States (US) has the potential to lead the global transition to renewable energy It has some of the best wind solar geothermal hydro and biomass resources in the world It also has a vibrant culture of innovation plentiful financing opportunities and a highly skilled workforce...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Dec 2014
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Swaziland
Abstract: A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Dec 2014
Title: The Philippines: Solar, Wind and Bioenergy Resource Assessment
Abstract: Like an increasing number of countries around the world, the Philippines has adopted clear targets for the adoption solar, wind and bioenergy-based power systems, with project development already underway in some cases
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Dec 2014
Title: IRENA Handbook on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), 2nd Edition
Abstract: National investment and development decisions designed to address climate change can be strengthened greatly through the incorporation of renewable energy investments.
Language:  English, Español
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Nov 2014
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Sultanate of Oman
Abstract: A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Nov 2014
Title: Renewable Energy Prospects: China
Abstract: As the largest energy consumer in the world China must play a pivotal role in the global transition to a sustainable energy future in an increasingly carbon-constrained world The country is already a global leader in renewable energy with massive potential to harness a diverse range of renewable...
Language:  English,Chinese [中文]
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Sep 2014
Title: REthinking Energy: Towards a new power system
Abstract: The first edition of REthinking Energy a flagship series from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines challenges and opportunities for accelerated deployment of renewables in the power-generation sector while reviewing global progress in the transition to a sustainable energy...
Language:  English
Series:  REthinking Energy
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Date: Sep 2014
Title: Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections: A working paper for REmap 2030
Abstract: Biomass has an auspicious future in the world’s supply of renewable energy REmap 2030 the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) foresees a major role for modern sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the energy...
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Aug 2014
Title: Ocean Energy: Technologies, Patents, Deployment Status and Outlook
Abstract: The potential of oceans as an energy source is staggering – more than sufficient to meet global electricity demand well into the future. Ocean resources vary from tidal currents and waves, to temperature and salinity gradients.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Aug 2014
Title: Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism
Abstract: Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies Energy supply vital for the tourism industry is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use as well as to oil price volatility which makes it difficult for the...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: Aug 2014
Title: A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands
Abstract: A Path to Prosperity Renewable energy for islands was developed in support of the Renewable Energy Forum a one-day forum preceding the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia Samoa on 1-4 September 2014 The booklet is a collection of case studies...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Aug 2014
Title: Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach
Abstract: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have examined the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability all over Africa.
Language:  English
Series:  Data
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy 2030: Roadmap of Actions for Implementation
Abstract: The Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy adopted in 2013 represents a consensus across the League of Arab States on pursuing a sustainable energy future The strategy calls for large-scale development of the Arab region’s enormous renewable energy potential including resources for renewable...
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: IRENA Ocean Energy Technology Briefs
Abstract: Although still in early stages of development, ocean energy holds enormous potential for power generation and other applications drawn sustainably from a renewable resource.
Language:  English
Series:  Handbooks
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: Renewable islands: Settings for success
Abstract: Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development.
Language:  English
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: Renewable Energy in Manufacturing
Abstract: To ensure a sustainable energy future, use of renewable energy sources and technologies needs to be scaled up not only for electricity generation but also in the end-use sectors of buildings, transport and industry.
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: REmap 2030: Q&A
Abstract: REmap 2030 provides a plan to double the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy mix between 2010 and 2030.
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: REmap 2030: Summary of findings (June 2014)
Abstract: REmap 2030 provides a plan to double the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy mix between 2010 and 2030.
Language:  English, Arabic [عربي], Chinese [中文], Español, Français
Series:  REmap
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: REmap 2030 Full Report
Abstract: REmap 2030 provides a plan to double the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy mix between 2010 and 2030. It determines the realistic potential for the world to scale up renewables in order to ensure a sustainable energy future.
Language:  English
Series:  REmap
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Date: Jun 2014
Title: Renewables Readiness Assessment: Peru
Abstract: A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.
Language:  English, Español
Series:  Regional Reviews
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Date: May 2014
Title: Adapting Renewable Energy Policies To Dynamic Market Conditions
Abstract: High learning rates and rapid cost decreases for new technologies in recent years have combined with effective support policies to accelerate the spread of renewable energy around the world However this dynamism in the market creates new challenges for policy makers seeking to promote the...
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: May 2014
Title: The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy
Abstract: With many economies facing slow growth prospects, policy makers increasingly see chances for greater income, improved trade balances, industrial development and job creation through renewable energy deployment. However, detailed evidence on these effects remains limited.
Language:  English
Series:  Insights
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Date: May 2014
Title: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014
Abstract: