All articles for the topic: solar photovoltaic

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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 2018 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT (2018) (External Content)

Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, but global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4% in 2017, after three years of holding steady. The increase in carbon emissions was the result of r ...
Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union (External Content)

Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union (External Content)

For more than two decades, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of global renewable energy deployment. The adoption of long-term targets and supporting policy measures has resulted in strong growth in renewable energy deployment across the re ...
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 and Jobs - Annual Review 2018 (External Content)

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2018 (External Content)

The industry created more than 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017, with the total number of people employed in renewables (including large hydropower) surpassing 10 million for the first time. Renewable Energy and Jobs, presents the status of employment, b ...
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 ...
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 ...
IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

IRENA cost and competitiveness indicators: Rooftop solar PV 2017 (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation has grown rapidly, from less than  1 gigawatt (GW) in 2000 to about 300 GW worldwide in 2017. Solar PV’s competitiveness against other sources of electricity has also continued evolving. To track these crucial mark ...

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