IRENA-IEA-ETSAP Technology Briefs

This series of technology briefs provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and provides insights for policy makers on key types of renewable energy technology. The briefs, produced by IRENA in collaboration with the International Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (IEA-ETSAP), cover different technologies or processes:


Wind Power

Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids


Biomass for Heat and Power

Solar Heat for Industrial Processes

Solar Heating and Cooling for Residential Applications

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Solar Photovoltaics

Heat Pumps

Thermal Storage

Electricity Storage

Biomass Co-firing

Bio-methanol Production

Desalination Using Renewable Energy

Bio-ethylene Production

Liquid Biofuel Production

IRENA has also produced a series of Technology Briefs covering hydropower and four main types of ocean energy technologies, highlighting their main features and current status:



Ocean Energy Technology Briefs

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