Global Atlas Training on Planning the Renewable Energy Transition Using Solar and Wind Maps

02 – 03 February 2015 |Lima, Peru; Cairo, Egypt; Arusha Tanzania


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), supported by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) developed a training module entitled Planning the Renewable Energy Transition Using Solar and Wind Maps. The central objective is to allow policy makers and regulators to derive policy-relevant information from resource mapping information. The intensive 2-day training included hands-on practice with IRENA’s online Global Atlas platform to identify resource hotspots, followed by simulations of support schemes attractive to investors in the identified zones.

Participants indicated the training would help guide zoning and planning for solar and wind developments and the related policy debate.

“The training has been very informative and has provided a guiding framework that we can take back to our home countries and use as a basis for planning the development of the renewable energy sectors in our respective countries,” said a participant in Arusha, Tanzania, at a session co-hosted by the East African Commission in November.

A participant in Cairo, Egypt, where the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) co-hosted the session in January 2015, added: “I learned more in the last two days than in the last five months.”

“The seminar considerably enhanced my appreciation and knowledge of solar, PV and wind technologies,” said a participant in Lima, Peru, at a session co-hosted by the Ministry of Energy in February 2015.

Three sessions were organized with support of the Flemish government, Brussels Capital Region and Germany.

All materials are available free of charge for training purposes. Contact: potentials@irena.org

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Day 1

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Provisional agenda

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Provisional agenda, Lima, Peru   <English><español>

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Introduction, Arusha, Tanzania

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Introduction, Cairo, Egypt

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Introduction, Lima, Peru   <English><español>

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Presentation of global atlas, Arusha, Tanzania

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Presentation of Global Atlas, Cairo, Egypt

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Presentation of global atlas, Lima, Peru  

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Solar power spatial planning techniques, Arusha, Tanzania

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Solar power spatial planning techniques, Cairo, Egypt

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Solar power spatial planning techniques, Lima, Peru   <English><español>

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Wind power spatial planning techniques, Arusha, Tanzania

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Wind power spatial planning techniques, Cairo, Egypt

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Wind power spatial planning techniques, Lima, Peru   <English><español>

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Economic assessment of PV and wind for energy planning, Arusha, Tanzania

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Economic assessment of PV and wind for energy planning, Cairo, Egypt

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Economic assessment of PV and wind for energy planning, Lima, Peru   <English><español>

 

Day 2

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From scenarios to policy and market development, Arusha, Tanzania

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From scenarios to policy and market development, Cairo, Egypt /1

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From scenarios to policy and market development, Lima, Peru/1   <English><español>

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From political and financial instruments to renewables market deployment, Arusha, Tanzania

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From scenarios to policy and market development, Cairo, Egypt /2

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From scenarios to policy and market development, Lima, Peru/2   <English><español>

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