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Better Understanding of Rooftop Solar PV Installation Can Support Increased Deployment

In light of the increasing interest in rooftop solar PV, IRENA developed a series of training materials on rooftop solar PV deployment.


Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Transport

This brief will highlight best practices in sustainable urban transport and showcase city actions that accelerate the creation of sustainable transport systems.

  • May 2021
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  • Transport, Policy
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  • English

G20 Collateral Event Resilient cities: renewable energy policies and technology solutions

The session aimed at providing policymakers and urban energy planners with an understanding of the policy options, technical solutions, and examples that can support the development of the renewable energy sector at a city-level.

  • 31 March 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits, Climate Change, Policy, Heating & Cooling
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  • Virtual

Webinar: Integration of Low-Temperature Energy Sources into existing District Energy Networks and Buildings: Overcoming Technical Challenges

In the framework of the Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future project, IRENA with Aalborg University organised a series of three webinars on the integration of low-temperature renewable energy sources in district energy systems, primarily targeting policy-makers at the national and local level. 

  • 26 May 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • Webinar

张家口能源转型战略2050

The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese
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  • China

Zhangjiakou Energy Transformation Strategy 2050

The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese
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  • China

Energy transformation for cities of the future at WUF10

'Energy transformation for cities in the future: From a technology perspective' was a side event at 10th World Urban Forum, convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Forum is a high-level, open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanisation.

  • 08 – 13 February 2020
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  • Energy Transition
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  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

Zhangjiakou benefits from an abundant renewable energy resources, including an estimated technical resource potential of 30 gigawatts (GW) for solar photovoltaics (PV) and 40 GW for wind. IRENA’s report finds that after 2035, the city can achieve renewable shares of over 70% by 2050. 


Regional Workshop on renewable energy roadmap and flexibility assessment for Central America

The first regional workshop for REmap and FlexTool Central America harmonised awareness of the relevant existing work in the region, exchange the best practices of Central American countries, and shared details of IRENA's REmap and FlexTool analyses.

  • 04 – 05 September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Panama City, Panama

Argentinian City Puts Solar Water Heaters on the Boil

Growing cities need power, heat and water in rapidly rising quantities. Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, with a population approaching a million, is encouraging widespread use of solar water heaters as a way to help meet its energy needs sustainably.