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Future of solar photovoltaic

This paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents options to speed up deployment and fully unlock the world’s vast solar PV potential over the period until 2050.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Future of wind

This paper 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.

  • October 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Hydrogen: A renewable energy perspective

This paper examines the potential of hydrogen fuel for hard-to-decarbonise energy uses, including aviation, shipping and other. But the decarbonisation impact depends on how hydrogen is produced.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English

Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

People, Planet and Prosperity

This booklet outlines why accelerating the uptake of renewable energy is key to a climate-safe future. 

  • July 2019
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Personas, Planeta y Prosperidad

Este folleto describe por qué una adopción acelerada de las energías renovables es una solución clave para un escenario climáticamente seguro.

  • July 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • Spanish, English

Solutions to integrate high shares of variable renewable energy

This report examines ways for G20 countries to decarbonise their electricity systems by integrating high shares of solar and wind power.

  • June 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

A collaborative campaign, launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in May 2018 and co-ordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), calls for wider adoption and improved use of model-based LTES. This brochure highlights findings from the first-year of the LTES campaign.

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (2019)

This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Thailand power system flexibility assessment

A FlexTool study on Thailand's power system suggests cost-efficient investment options and provides a sensitivity analysis to find ways to reach high shares of renewables.   

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Thailand