Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries

The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility represents a partnership between the two key organisations to promote renewable energy in developing countries. This report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) reviews concrete progress over the first five years of their joint facility to finance such projects.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Maldives, Mali

Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

This report examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow talents to be fully utilised.  

  • January 2019
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

This publication aims to increase awareness, share experiences and lessons, and provide recommendations for expanding geothermal heat use in the agri-food sector. The analysis in this document suggests the following six broad critical factors.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

Off-grid renewable energy solutions to expand electricity access: An opportunity not to be missed

This brief takes stock of the opportunity at hand – detailing the dynamism and the innovations in the off-grid renewable energy sector. Building on IRENA’s growing body of work on the topic, it highlights the latest trends and advances, including innovations in delivery and financing models.   

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English

Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A collection of good practices

This collection aims to provide a reference for policy makers and practitioners working to scale up bioenergy in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Energy, agriculture, forestry, environment, finance and business experts all seek for solutions to provide energy and also enhance food security, social welfare and environmental sustainability.

  • January 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Angola, Benin

Measurement and estimation of off-grid solar, hydro and biogas energy

This report explains how IRENA approached the challenges of data collection to produce the estimates of off-grid energy production and use. An overview of the data collected and detailed tables are provided.

  • December 2018
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  • Statistics, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région,...

  • November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • French, English
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  • Benin, Burkina Faso

Opportunities to accelerate national energy transitions through advanced deployment of renewables

While the shift to cleaner energy systems is evident across the Group of 20 (G20), it has specific features in each country. In every case, renewable energy plays a significant role.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Countries have adopted varied approaches to mini-grid development, aiming to extend energy access to underserved communities. But existing regulations are often inadequate to make the best use of renewables.

  • October 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • English
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  • Cambodia, Indonesia

Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions

This brief captures trends in off-grid solutions and discusses the key components of an enabling environment to scale-up off-grid deployment.

  • July 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English