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

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┬Čable 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

The Age of Renewable Power: Designing national roadmaps for a successful transformation

A transformation of power grids towards reliance on mainly renewable energy sources has begun. But the course of this transition is sure to vary depending on local conditions. The Age of Renewable Power, a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides a framework for developing a national roadmap to guide each country’s power sector...

  • October 2015
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Australia, Denmark

Renewables and Electricity Storage

With solar and wind installation breaking new records each year, countries with ambitious plans for these renewable power-generation technologies must consider the best ways to integrate variable renewables onto the grid. Electricity storage is a key option available to manage variability and ensure reliable, round-the-clock supply. Declining costs and improving capacities have...

  • June 2015
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • English
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  • Brazil, Denmark

From Baseload to Peak: Renewables provide a reliable solution

Solar and wind power continue expanding, constituting almost 40% of newly installed power capacity worldwide in 2014.

  • June 2015
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English
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  • Brazil, Denmark

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

REmap 2030: Summary of findings (January 2014)

REmap 2030 is a roadmap to double the share of renewable energy by 2030. It is the first global study to provide renewable energy options based on a bottom-up analysis of official national sources. The roadmap encompasses 26 countries representing three-quarters of current energy demand. In determining the potential to scale up renewables, the study not only focuses on...

  • January 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • United States of America, United Arab Emirates

Renewable Energy Country Profiles for the European Union (June 2013 edition)

The latest volume in the IRENA Renewable Energy Country Profiles series covers the European Union, with profiles for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United...

  • June 2013
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  • Statistics
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  • English
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  • Austria, Belgium

30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets

Wind energy has emerged in recent years as a prominent power source in some of the world’s leading markets. Successful wind development hinges on a range of policy and regulatory decisions. A joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) provides insights into the policy design decisions taken in important...

  • January 2013
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Brazil, China