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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 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 ...
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 ...
Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Renewable energy has long been used in South East Europe, whether as fuelwood for heating or in the form of hydroelectric power generation. More recently, governments from Slovenia to Ukraine have pledged to shift to renewables to replace ageing fossil-ba ...
Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind (External Content)

Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind (External Content)

IRENA’s Renewable Energy Innovation Outlook series analyses the emerging developments making renewable energy technologies (RETs) increasingly competitive in the world’s energy markets and systems. Renewable mini-grids, offshore wind technologies, advance ...
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Next Generation Wind and Solar Power (External Content)

Wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) are currently the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally. A "next generation" phase of deployment is emerging, in which wind and solar PV are technologically mature and economically affordable. The success of var ...
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RENEWABLES 2016 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT (External Content)

The year 2015 was an extraordinary one for renewable energy, with the largest global capacity additions seen to date, although challenges remain, particularly beyond the power sector. The year saw several developments that all have a bearing on renewable ...

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