Countries can use the “RETIP” process outlined in this handbook to design appropriate innovation strategies for renewable energy technologies. The seven-step process provides a platform for structuring policy development.
Beyond strengthening innovation policy, the RETIP process helps to clarify areas where the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) may be able to provide assistance. IRENA can assist countries, upon request, to choose assessment methods, identify key sectors and appropriate strategies, create coordinated policy portfolios, and define roles and responsibilities for implementation.
In addition to global benefits such as energy sustainability and climate change mitigation, renewable energy technology innovation stimulates local and national economic development.