Investment Opportunities in West Africa (Global Atlas)

This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in West Africa, for both grid connected and off-grid systems.

  • December 2016
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Investment Opportunities in the GCC (Global Atlas)

This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, for both grid connected and off-grid systems. The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy projects on land, taking account of resource intensity, distance to power grids,...

  • January 2016
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  • Bahrain, Kuwait

A World of Renewables

The Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (Global Atlas) aims to close the gap between countries with access to the datasets, expertise and financial support to evaluate their renewable energy potential, and those lacking such elements. As of January 2015, a total of 67 countries and more than 50 institutes and partners were contributing to the initiative, which is coordinated by...

  • February 2015
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Data quality for the Global Renewable Energy Atlas – Solar and Wind (Concept paper)

The Global Atlas for Renewable Energy provides access to a vast range of solar and wind resource maps created using different methodologies, with different spatial coverage and resolutions. Several datasets may overlap a single territory, and users can choose among several data sources. Yet this very versatility can pose a dilemma for the end-user over the main strengths and...

  • January 2014
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Geothermal strategy for the Global Renewable Energy Atlas

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is working with the geothermal community (a network of institutes, experts and the private sector) to extend the services of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy to cover geothermal energy.

  • January 2014
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Global Atlas for Renewable Energy: Overview of Solar and Wind Maps

The Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (Global Atlas) is a free online resource-assessment tool intended to help policy makers and investors appreciate the extent of the renewable energy resources at their disposal in each country or region.

  • January 2014
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Insights from Interviews, a Survey, and a Workshop with Potential End-Users of the Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy

The Global Renewable Energy Atlas, which went live in January 2013 with components for solar and wind energy, is an open-access on-line resource intended to support well-informed energy policy and investment decisions.

  • July 2013
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Implementation Strategy for a Global Solar and Wind Atlas

In partnership with clean energy ministerial multilateral solar and wind working group

  • January 2012
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  • English