Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries

The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility represents a partnership between the two key organisations to promote renewable energy in developing countries. This report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) reviews concrete progress over the first five years of their joint facility to finance such projects.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Maldives, Mali

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Case studies prepared by IRENA in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) review crucial aspects of the urban energy transition.

  • December 2018
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  • Benefits, Transport
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  • English
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  • Argentina, Australia

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

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

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)

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

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 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