Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector.   

  • January 2018
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  • Heating & Cooling, Power
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  • English
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  • India

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance

This concise, accessible study of finance flows to renewables around the world examines finance flows worldwide in 2013-2016, broken down by technology, financial instrument and region.

  • January 2018
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  • Finance & Investment
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  • English

Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa

This study presents a methodology to estimate the sustainable energy potential from land restoration in line with the Bonn Challenge, particularly as it relates to African countries.

  • December 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Rwanda, Kenya

RE Outlook Thailand

Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

This report evaluates Thailand’s options for power generation, transport development, thermal and bioenergy use, and identifies the key challenges in scaling up renewables.

  • November 2017
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Thailand

Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions

This set of briefs, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), highlights challenges and opportunities as the world seeks climate-safe energy solutions.

  • November 2017
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan report

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

This interim report highlights the advantages and benefits of renewables for islands, explains the quickscan methodology and presents quickscan findings from multiple SIDS and other islands.

  • November 2017
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  • Islands, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas

Untapped potential for climate action: NDC

Untapped potential for climate action: Renewable energy in Nationally Determined Contributions

IRENA has analysed NDCs in relation to national energy plans and actual deployment trends. In many cases, NDCs have not kept up with recent, rapid growth in renewables, the report finds. Even countries that lacked targets in their NDCs had ambitious plans for renewables in the energy sector. 

  • November 2017
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

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Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. This study shows that battery electricity storage systems offer enormous deployment and cost-reduction potential. By 2030, total installed costs could fall between 50% and 60% (and battery cell costs by even more), driven by optimisation of manufacturing...

  • October 2017
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English

Accelerating renewable mini-grid deployment: A study on the Philippines

Consultations in the Philippines have called for “establishing an enabling environment for mini-grids” to expand energy access and increase national energy security based on renewable sources and technologies. This study makes recommendations to accelerate the development of renewable mini-grids in the country. 

  • October 2017
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • English
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  • Philippines

Boosting global 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