January 2018

Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy 2017(External Content)

Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy and distributed power generation. This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents the latest knowle ...
Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation 2017(External Content)

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation 2017(External Content)

Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. Even with economically viable and scalable renewable-based solutions available for around two-thirds of the world’s energy supply, population growth and rising energy ...
Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Onshore Wind 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Onshore Wind 2017 (External Content)

The series aims to support policy makers and decision makers, particularly in assessing the feasibility of procuring components and services domestically rather than from abroad. Increasingly, many countries see socio-economic benefits as a major reason t ...
Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV 2017(External Content)

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV 2017(External Content)

Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs created and suggests ways to build on existing industries. ...
Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure 2017 (External Content)

Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure 2017 (External Content)

As solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems become increasingly competitive, continued market growth depends on assurances of performance and durability. Quality assurance protects and accelerates future PV investments, lowers capital costs, improves perform ...
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016 (External Content)

At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides key updates on this crucial mechanism for price discover ...
Renewable Energy Statistics 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Statistics 2017 (External Content)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The Renewable Energy Statistics 2017 yearbook shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity ...
Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased res ...
Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition, from providing frequency response, reserve capacity, black-start capa ...

Accelerating renewable mini-grid deployment: A study on the Philippines 2017 (External Content)

Consultations in the Philippines have called for “establishing an enabling environment for mini-grids” to expand energy access and increase national energy security based on renewable sources and technologies. This study makes five main recommendations to ...

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