Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Countries have adopted varied approaches to mini-grid development, aiming to extend energy access to underserved communities. But existing regulations are often inadequate to make the best use of renewables.

  • October 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • English
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  • Cambodia, Indonesia

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America

The report offers a comprehensive review of the status and trends in the region’s renewable energy development. It highlights Latin America’s wealth of knowledge, draws key lessons, and outlines findings to support the continued expansion of renewables for power generation, transport and other end-uses.

  • November 2016
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Argentina, Belize

Renewable Energy Statistics 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents IRENA’s latest statistics for renewable power generation and capacity, as well as renewable energy balances for all countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

  • June 2016
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  • Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish
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  • Argentina, Belize

Investment Opportunities in Latin America (Global Atlas)

This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in Latin America, 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, population density, land...

  • January 2016
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  • Finance & Investment, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

ID+D para las tecnologías de energías renovables: Cooperación en América Latina y el Caribe

ID+D para las tecnologías de energías renovables: Cooperación en América Latina y el Caribe revela que existe una gran diversidad de oportunidades para coordinar las actividades y esfuerzos orientados a promover innovación. La co-innovación y la investigación cooperativa son herramientas con gran potencial para salvar las...

  • July 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • Spanish
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina

RD&D for Renewable Energy Technologies: Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean

RD&D for Renewable Energy Technologies: Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean finds wide opportunities to coordinate innovation activities and efforts. Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) co-invention and cooperative research can help bridge gaps in renewable energy technologies (RET) innovation and diminish the region’s energy challenges.

  • July 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

This report aims to advise policy makers on the implications of different approaches to renewable energy auctions. The set – structured around key auction design elements – offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts. Auction designs can emphasise cost effectiveness, supply security or socio-economic development...

  • June 2015
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Brazil, China

Renewable Energy in Latin America 2015: An Overview of Policies

Latin America is one of the regions with the largest shares of renewables in the world, largely thanks to the decades-long contribution of bioenergy and hydropower. In addition, some countries in the region are among the most dynamic markets for solar, wind and geothermal.

  • June 2015
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  • Policy
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Argentina, Belize

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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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Tunisia, Australia

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Peru

A Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) identifies the actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders.

  • June 2014
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English, Spanish
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  • Peru