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October 10, 2018

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates (External Content)

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components in Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.   All three countries possess strong market potential, combined with...

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates (External Content)

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components in Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.   All three countries possess strong market potential, combined with existing industrial assets and a degree of prior experien ...
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 ...
Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (External Content)

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (External Content)

This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prepared by the Custodian Agencies for Sustain ...
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 ...
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 ...
Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand 2017 (External Content)

Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand 2017 (External Content)

Thailand faces rising energy demand coupled with increasing reliance on non-indigenous sources of energy. At current usage levels, the country’s existing oil and gas resources will deplete within the next decade. In response, Thailand has set out to incre ...
Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Geothermal power is generated from underground heat. Found around the globe and available year-round, this largely untapped renewable energy source offers the advantage of steady, predictable large-scale power generation, in comparison to the higher varia ...

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