Renewable energy roadmaps (REmap)

Overview

IRENA’s REmap programme determines the potential for countries, regions and the world to scale up renewables. REmap assesses renewable energy potential assembled from the bottom-up, starting with country analyses done in collaboration with country experts, and then aggregating these results to arrive at a global picture.

The roadmap focuses not just on renewable power technologies, but also technology options in heating, cooling and transport. REmap focuses on possible technology pathways and assesses numerous other metrics, including: technology, sector and system costs; investment needs; externalities relating to air pollution and climate; CO2 emissions; and economic indicators such as employment and economic growth. Based on these country driven results, REmap provides insights to policy and decision makers for areas in which action is needed.

The REmap programme includes a wide range of knowledge products, reports, datasets and documents.

REmap Publications

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  • World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

    This report guides policy makers to stay on the the 1.5°C path to 2050, explores the socio-economic impacts of the transition and suggests ways to speed progress towards universal access to clean energy.

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    Energy transition, Off-grid for energy access, Targets & NDCs, Policy, Carbon capture, Critical materials English
  • World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

    This report outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Bioenergy, Policy, Green hydrogen, Policy, Carbon capture, Technology, Energy efficiency, Technology, Electrification, Innovation, Finance & investment, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Recycle: Bioenergy

    Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

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    Bioenergy & biofuels, Technology, Bioenergy, Policy, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power Generation Costs, Costs, Circular economy, Policy English
  • Reduce: Non-bio renewables

    G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Circular economy, Policy, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English
  • Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

    Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

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    Finance & investment, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English
  • Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

    This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

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    Energy efficiency, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power system structures & markets, Policy, Electrification, Innovation, Finance & investment, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Future of Solar Photovoltaic

    This study presents options to fully unlock the world’s vast solar PV potential over the period until 2050. It builds on IRENA’s global roadmap to scale up renewables and meet climate goals.

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    Solar energy, Technology English, Spanish
  • Future of wind

    This study presents options to speed up the deployment of wind power, both onshore and offshore, until 2050. It builds on IRENA’s global roadmap to scale up renewables and meet climate goals.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Wind energy, Technology English, Russian
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  • Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: Towards a Regional Energy Transition (2nd Edition)

    This report details a comprehensive pathway for the development of a sustainable and cleaner regional energy system for ASEAN.

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    Energy transition, Innovation, Technology English
  • Renewable Energy Roadmap for Central America: Towards a Regional Energy Transition

    This report provides a comprehensive pathway for the development of a sustainable and cleaner regional energy system.

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    Energy efficiency, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power system structures & markets, Policy, Electrification, Innovation English
  • Renewable Energy Prospects for Central and South-Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC)

    Renewables could meet more than one-third of energy demand across Central and South-Eastern Europe cost effectively by 2030 with key decisions taken now.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Electrification, Innovation, Power system structures & markets, Policy, Finance & investment English
  • Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union

    This REmap study, prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.

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    Long term energy planning, Planning English, French
  • Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN

    The nations of Southeast Asia stand at a crossroads in terms of their collective energy future. Amid rapid economic growth, they face a 50% rise in regional energy demand within a decade. This brings challenges in supplying energy affordably, sustainably and securely.

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    Energy transition, Innovation English
  • Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future

    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 energy by 2030, according to this report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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    Energy transition English
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  • Indonesia Energy Transition Outlook

    This report provides a comprehensive, renewables-focused, long-term energy pathway for the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy system in Indonesia.

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    Energy transition English
  • Republic of Palau: Renewable Energy Roadmap 2022-2050

    This report looks in detail at Palau's current power sector and provides a pathway for achieving a fully decarbonised, least-cost power system, with intermediate milestones.

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    Energy transition, Innovation English
  • Urban Energy Transition for the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

    This report explores technological options in the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica to contribute towards achieving the national decarbonisation goal and also improving the sustainability of their jurisdiction.

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    Renewable energy for cities, Policy, Buildings & cities, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy English
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

    The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Technology & infrastructure, Technology, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewable Energy Outlook: Lebanon

    This study examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges to overcome in pursuing Lebanon's energy transition plans.

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    Power Generation Costs, Costs, Targets & NDCs, Policy, Finance & investment, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact English
  • Renewable Energy Prospects: South Africa

    The study defines a trajectory to 2030 based on current government policies and plans and identifies the options for additional renewables deployment by energy-use sector and technology.

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    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Finance & investment English
  • Renewable Energy Outlook: Egypt

    This study examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges that the country has to address to meet targets for renewables to make up 42% of the country’s electricity mix by 2035.

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    Energy efficiency, Technology English, Arabic
  • Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

    This report evaluates Thailand’s options for power generation, transport development, thermal and bioenergy use, and identifies the key challenges in scaling up renewables.

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    Long term energy planning, Planning English
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  • Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: Towards a Regional Energy Transition (2nd Edition)

    This report details a comprehensive pathway for the development of a sustainable and cleaner regional energy system for ASEAN.

    View
    Energy transition, Innovation, Technology English
  • Renewable Energy Roadmap for Central America: Towards a Regional Energy Transition

    This report provides a comprehensive pathway for the development of a sustainable and cleaner regional energy system.

    View
    Energy efficiency, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power system structures & markets, Policy, Electrification, Innovation English
  • Urban Energy Transition for the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

    This report explores technological options in the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica to contribute towards achieving the national decarbonisation goal and also improving the sustainability of their jurisdiction.

    View
    Renewable energy for cities, Policy, Buildings & cities, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy English
  • World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

    This report outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape.

    Interactive version
    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Bioenergy, Policy, Green hydrogen, Policy, Carbon capture, Technology, Energy efficiency, Technology, Electrification, Innovation, Finance & investment, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

    The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

    View
    Targets & NDCs, Policy, Technology & infrastructure, Technology, Local value creation, Socio-economic impact English
  • Recycle: Bioenergy

    Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

    View
    Bioenergy & biofuels, Technology, Bioenergy, Policy, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power Generation Costs, Costs, Circular economy, Policy English
  • Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

    This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

    Interactive version
    Energy efficiency, Technology, Energy transition in end uses, Policy, Power system structures & markets, Policy, Electrification, Innovation, Finance & investment, Macro-economic benefits, Socio-economic impact English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Future of Solar Photovoltaic

    This study presents options to fully unlock the world’s vast solar PV potential over the period until 2050. It builds on IRENA’s global roadmap to scale up renewables and meet climate goals.

    View
    Solar energy, Technology English, Spanish