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    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

      This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America

      The report offers a comprehensive review of the status and trends in the region’s renewable energy development. It highlights Latin America’s wealth of knowledge, draws key lessons, and outlines findings to support the continued expansion of renewables for power generation, transport and other end-uses.

      Publications Reports Power system structures & markets Policy
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda

      Antigua and Barbuda possesses abundant renewable energy resources, including considerable solar, wind, biomass and ocean potential. This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) presents a set of clear and practical steps for these islands to maximise renewables in the energy mix.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition Policy
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador

      As El Salvador continues developing, renewables can stimulate local commerce and industry, help reduce electricity tariffs and improve people’s welfare.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Local value creation Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

      Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Evaluación de la Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico de Panamá

      Panamá ha colaborado con la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) para llevar acabo un análisis de flexibilidad del sistema eléctrico. El estudio con la herramienta FlexTool de IRENA para este país considera las implicaciones de una alta penetración de energía solar y eólica, o energía renovable variable (ERV), en los próximos años.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning
    • Renewable Energy Statistics 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean

      The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents IRENA’s latest statistics for renewable power generation and capacity, as well as renewable energy balances for all countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

      Publications Data Statistics
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama

      Panama has vast potential to develop renewables. The National Energy Plan suggests that as much as 70% of the country's energy supply could be renewable by 2050.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy efficiency Technology
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Nicaragua (executive summary)

      A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Energy transition
    • 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.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Targets & NDCs Policy Technology & infrastructure Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • Panama power system flexibility assessment

      Panama engaged with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to carry out a flexibility analysis for the power system considering a high penetration of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE).

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries

      Renewable energy auctions are an increasingly popular tool for governments to procure renewable electricity at moderate cost. IRENA’s report, Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries, describes various types and aspects of renewable energy auction schemes, drawing on the actual experiences of five countries: Brazil, China, Morocco, Peru and South Africa.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy auctions Policy
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this second edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower).

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Peru

      A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • Evaluación de la Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico de Colombia

      Colombia ha colaborado con la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) para evaluar la flexibilidad del parque de generación propuesto en los planes nacionales de expansión. El último plan reclama una penetración ambiciosa de energía solar y eólica que excede incluso las estimaciones del programa REmap de IRENA.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning
    • Evaluación de la Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico de Uruguay

      Uruguay ha colaborado con la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) para explorar la posible incorporación de la metodología de la herramienta FlexTool de IRENA en el proceso de planificación energética del país.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

      This report presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Parliamentary Network
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Grenada

      Grenada, like many Caribbean islands, is dependent on costly oil imports for its energy needs, including the generation of electricity. The transition to renewable energy could potentially support price reductions and improve the overall competitiveness of key sectors of the economy, particularly tourism.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030

      IRENA’s working paper, Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030, outlines the proposed process, and progress to date, of REMAP 2030 – IRENA’s global roadmap for policies and actions to double the share of renewable energy by 2030.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Energy transition
    • Renewable Energy in Cities

      This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030, based on estimated energy use 3,649 cities around the world. By highlighting the best practices, it examines the policies and technologies by which cities can bring about a renewable energy future.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Buildings & cities Technology Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Measuring small-scale biogas capacity and production

      This field guide presents various methodologies for estimating biogas capacity, production and consumption. Such information can be integrated into national censuses, household surveys and energy surveys.

      Publications Reports Guidelines Statistics Bioenergy & biofuels Technology
    • 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.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Renewable energy for cities Policy Buildings & cities Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
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