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Decentralised Solar Electricity for Agri-food Value Chains in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region

This report seeks to identify viable decentralised solar PV solutions to power key food value chains that are common across all eight countries of the HKH region.

  • September 2022
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh

Grid Codes for Renewable Powered Systems

This report contains the latest developments and good practices to develop grid connection codes for power systems with high shares of variable renewable energy – solar photovoltaic and wind.

  • April 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • English

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

  • September 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Burkina Faso

Trading into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets

The latest publication from IRENA and WTO draws on the development and implementation of a quality infrastructure for trade in renewable energy technologies.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. The report also highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heaters.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits, Heating & Cooling
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  • English

Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment

The report provides insights on various emerging offshore renewable energy technologies and their underlying potential. It also outlines a possible Action Plan for the G20 countries to drive offshore technologies closer to the commercialisation phase.

  • July 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Mauritania

The report provides insights on the country’s potential to adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.

  • June 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Mauritania

Renewable Energy Prospects: South Africa

The study defines a trajectory to 2030 based on current government policies and plans and identifies the options for additional renewables deployment by energy-use sector and technology.

  • June 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • South Africa

Electricity Storage Valuation Framework

Electricity storage will be crucial factor for scaling up solar and wind power. Yet electricity markets may not account for the system value of storage.

  • March 2020
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  • Power
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  • English

张家口能源转型战略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, Chinese
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  • China