Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future, in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Zhangjiakou Energy Transformation Strategy 2050

The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • China

张家口能源转型战略2050

The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

  • November 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Chinese
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  • China

Nurturing Offshore Wind Markets: Good practices for international standardisation

This report examines markets in Denmark, Germany and China. The analysis highlights the development of standards and the best practices for new markets to adopt. 

  • May 2018
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • Denmark, Germany

End-of-life management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels

This report is the first-ever projection of PV panel waste volumes to 2050. It highlights that recycling or repurposing solar PV panels at the end of their roughly 30-year lifetime can unlock an estimated stock of 78 million tonnes of raw materials and other valuable components globally by 2050.

  • June 2016
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Germany, Japan

G20 Toolkit for Renewable Energy Deployment: Country Options for sustainable growth based on Remap

In October 2015, the G20 adopted the “Toolkit of Voluntary Options for Renewable Energy Deployment”. This report summarises the results for the G20, identifies action areas for G20 policy makers and proposes the next steps of a “REmap G20 process”.

  • June 2016
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Argentina, Australia

Water Use in China’s Power Sector: Impact of Renewables and Cooling Technologies to 2030

This brief by China Water Risk and IRENA examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030. Building on plans announced at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, and earlier analyses by China Water Risk and IRENA, it assesses the impact of different options for China’s power mix in 2030 on water use and carbon emissions. As the...

  • February 2016
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  • Heating & Cooling, Power
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  • Chinese, English
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  • China

Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Small Wind Turbines

This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies.

  • December 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • China, Denmark

Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Water Heaters

This guide is part of a series prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the field of quality infrastructure (QI) for small-scale renew¬able energy technologies. Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Water Heaters analyses the challenges and offers recommendations for developing QI for solar water heaters (SWHs), as well as...

  • December 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • Australia, Argentina