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

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

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: 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

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. Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies: Small Wind Turbines analyses the challenges and offers recommendations for developing QI for small wind turbines (SWTs), as well as...

  • December 2015
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  • Innovation
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  • English
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  • China, Denmark

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

Off-grid renewable energy systems: Status and methodological issues

With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity, local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all - particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future. Renewable power generation provides low-cost solutions to bring reliable electricity to rural households or island...

  • February 2015
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  • Statistics, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Bangladesh, China

Renewable Energy Prospects: China

As the largest energy consumer in the world, China must play a pivotal role in the global transition to a sustainable energy future in an increasingly carbon-constrained world. The country is already a global leader in renewable energy, with massive potential to harness a diverse range of renewable sources and technologies, both for power generation and for end-use sectors.

  • November 2014
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  • Chinese, English
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  • China

Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections: A working paper for REmap 2030

Biomass has an auspicious future in the world’s supply of renewable energy. REmap 2030, the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), foresees a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the energy mix.

  • September 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Australia, Brazil

Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries

Renewable energy auctions are an increasingly popular tool for governments to procure renewable electricity at moderate cost. IRENA’s report, Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries, describes various types and aspects of renewable energy auction schemes, drawing on the actual experiences of five countries: Brazil, China, Morocco, Peru and South Africa.

  • June 2013
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Brazil, China