Boosting solar PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure

This handbook outlines the best practices to develop and implement Quality Infrastructure for solar PV and, based on case studies, offers quantified cost-benefit analysis for QI implementation at different stages of PV plant development. The data and analysis provides guidance for establishing proper QI mechanisms, showcased through successful experiences with...

  • September 2017
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes

Increasing the share of renewable power from variable sources, namely solar and wind energy, requires technological developments to be accompanied by well-designed regulations for grid management and operation.

  • May 2016
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  • Power
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  • English

Renewable Energy Technology Innovation Policy: A process development guide

Countries can use the “RETIP” process outlined in this handbook to design appropriate innovation strategies for renewable energy technologies.

  • January 2015
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  • Innovation, Policy
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  • English

Intellectual Property Rights: The Role of Patents in Renewable Energy Technology Innovation

Patent information can provide valuable insights on the renewable energy sector as new technologies arise and markets continue to evolve. Analysis of renewable energy technology patents, for example, can reveal: which countries and innovators are most active in inventing technologies; the potential markets where technologies need to be protected;

  • June 2013
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  • Innovation
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  • English

International Standardisation in the Field of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy standards, regularly reviewed and updated by international committees of technical experts, can help policy makers as an instrument to demonstrate national regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring successful deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET).

  • March 2013
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  • Innovation
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  • English