A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands


June 2015

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners. These demonstrate real-life project viability, highlight innovative solutions and showcase successful partnerships, which together are advancing the deployment of renewable energy in SIDS.

This second edition – prepared in support of the Island Energy Transitions: Pathways for Accelerated Uptake of Renewables conference in Fort-de-France, Martinique, on 22-24 June 2015 – expands on the database of projects and introduces a selection of tools to assist SIDS in the transition to renewable energy. It also highlights IRENA’s SIDS Lighthouses Initiative gathering stakeholders to consider resources, technology, markets, financing and other aspects of renewable energy development on islands.

See the Martinique conference programme in English or French.

The first edition of A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands was released at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Samoa in September 2014.