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Samoa ratifies IRENA’s treaty

On 12 July 2010, Samoa has deposited its instrument of ratification with the Depositary. As of today 30 Signatories have ratified the Statute.


Renewables Can Supply Nearly 100% of Samoa’s Electricity Needs

Like many island nations, Samoa possesses enough renewable energy potential to meet nearly 100% of its electricity demand in a sustainable, affordable way. According to a new study conducted by IRENA, a combination of hydro, solar and wind power can supply up to 93% of the island’s electricity demand if a few measures are incorporated into the existing power system and if...


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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government of New Zealand and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organised the Renewable Energy Forum.


New Funds Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

IRENA is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million now available is part of a USD 350 million commitment by the UAE to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles, through the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).


A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners.

  • June 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • Cabo Verde, Madagascar

Renewable islands: Settings for success

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.

  • June 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Cabo Verde, Cyprus

Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on...

  • September 2013
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of)

Policy Challenges for Renewable Energy Deployment in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

This report addresses the specific conditions for policy making on renewables in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Pacific region and proposes measures to support successful implementation.

  • November 2012
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Papua New Guinea, Fiji

Statistical Profiles

These profiles have been produced to provide an overview of developments in renewable energy in different countries and areas. View specific information on renewable energy consumption, electricity capacity and generation, renewable energy policies, renewable resource potential and more. Select a location from the list of profiles below grouped by...

  • 07 October 2021