SIDS Lighthouses quickscan report

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

This interim report highlights the advantages and benefits of renewables for islands, explains the quickscan methodology and presents quickscan findings from multiple SIDS and other islands.

  • November 2017
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  • Islands, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas

Renewable Desalination: Technology Options for Islands

Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

  • December 2015
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  • Islands
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Greece

Renewable Energy Roadmap for The Republic of Maldives

This roadmap identifies the key barriers to renewable energy deployment in the Maldives. The objective  of the roadmap is to assist the Maldives in identifying optimal pathways for deploying a high share of renewable energy.

  • September 2015
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  • Islands, Policy
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  • English
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  • Maldives

Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive

  • August 2014
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  • Islands, Benefits
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  • English

Electricity Storage and Renewables for Island Power: A Guide for Decision Makers

A practical guide for decision-makers and project developers on the available energy storage solutions and their successful applications in the context of islands communities. The report also includes various best practice cases and different scenarios and strategies. It is developed as part of the IRENA Renewables in Islands Initiative (IRII).

  • May 2012
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  • Energy Transition, Islands
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  • English