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Power sector planning in Arab countries: Incorporating variable renewables

This report builds on input from a regional long-term planning workshop to address the challenges of scaling up solar and wind power in Arab countries.

  • January 2020
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Bahrain

Advancing renewables in developing countries

This report reviews the progress of innovative projects supported by IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, a partnership to expand renewable energy access in developing countries and fulfil Sustainable Development Goals.

  • January 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

10 Years: Progress to Action

IRENA's 10th Assembly booklet charts global advances over the past decade and calls for a new Decade of Action on renewables. Comparative graphs and data illuminate the road ahead.

  • January 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Innovative solutions for 100% renewable power in Sweden

This study highlights key pilot projects, showcases innovative solutions and provides insights based on Sweden’s experience with the transition to 100% renewable power.

  • January 2020
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  • Innovation, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Sweden

Demand-side flexibility for power sector transformation

Power systems need to be increasingly flexible to accommodate rising solar and wind shares. This brief maps out uses, solutions and examples of demand-side flexibility.

  • December 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Kingdom of Bhutan

Bhutan prioritises sustainable development and environmental conservation alongside economic growth. As the country develops, a diversified mix of renewables can support growth and improve people’s livelihoods.

  • December 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Bhutan

Regional Market Analysis: Southeast Europe

This report analyses the regional energy landscape, potential and costs, policy and investment needs, and expected socio-economic impact from a shift to renewables.

  • December 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advanced biofuels: What holds them back?

Advanced liquid biofuels are important for low-carbon transport development. A survey of industry executives highlights regulatory uncertainty as a key market barrier.

  • November 2019
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  • Transport, Energy Transition
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  • English

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
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  • China

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.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish