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Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

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September 20, 2018

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Recent data and research findings confirm the rapid capacity growth, ongoing cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and continued need for international...
Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options (External Content)

Recent data and research findings confirm the rapid capacity growth, ongoing cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and continued need for international standardisation for new renewables, such as offshore wind power an ...

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging local capacity for offshore wind (External Content)

Offshore wind projects create ample opportunities for local value creation. Income and jobs can be maximised by leveraging existing economic activities and building upon domestic supply chains. Education and training, however, must be attuned to emerging ...

Nurturing Offshore Wind Markets: Good practices for international standardisation (External Content)

As the offshore wind power generation spreads to more countries, standardisation can help to overcome market barriers and spur further deployment. Initial experience in the sector has come mostly from mature energy markets, such as Denmark, Germany and th ...
Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama (External Content)

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama (External Content)

Panama’s National Energy Plan 2015-2050 suggests that 70% of the country’s energy supply could be renewable after 35 years. The plan was adopted as a long-term roadmap to diversify the energy sector and advance energy access, energy efficiency, energy sec ...
Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic ...
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 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 ...
Status of Power System Transformation 2017 (External Content)

Status of Power System Transformation 2017 (External Content)

Power sectors around the world are undergoing significant change due to the rapid uptake of new supply- and demand-side technologies. In particular, large-scale wind and solar power as well as distributed energy resources are influencing the planning, ope ...
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renew ...
Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind (External Content)

Floating foundations: A game changer for offshore wind (External Content)

Offshore wind turbines, rooted to the seabed by monopile or jacket foundations, are restricted to waters less than 50 metres deep. This rules out sites with the strongest winds and, often, access to big markets. Some of the largest electricity markets Jap ...

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