Side Event “Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind Energy Technologies”

24 April 2012| Articles


On the margins of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in London, a workshop hosted by UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and Imperial College was held in cooperation with the CEM Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind Technologies. The workshop gathered some 60 experts and highlighted the following:

  • The launch of the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (www.irelp.org),
  • The Capacity Development Needs Diagnostic for Renewable Energy (CaDRE),
  • The Global Atlas as a collaborative, international effort that is enabling the involvement of a large number of public and private contributors.

Agenda

Summary

Part I: the Global Atlas

Sustainable Energy for All

Knut M. Aanstad, Secretariat of the Sustainable Energy for All

Global Solar and Wind Atlas – Introduction

Nicolas Fichaux, IRENA

NREL Support for IRENA-CEM Global Solar and Wind Atlas

Doug Arent, NREL

Mesoscale Wind Mapping

Andrew Tindal, GL Garrad Hassan

Estimating the Wind Resource in Urban Areas

Daniel Drew, University of Reading

Part II: Building Capacities

IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership

Hugo Lucas, IRENA

Capacity Development Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energy – CaDRE

Joscha Rosenbuch, GIZ