Transforming small-island power systems

This guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can assist in decision making and help to carry out successful technical planning studies on solar and wind integration into SIDS power systems.

  • January 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan report

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

This interim report highlights the advantages and benefits of renewables for islands, explains the quickscan methodology and presents quickscan findings from multiple SIDS and other islands.

  • November 2017
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  • Islands, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas

Kiribati Integrated Energy Roadmap: 2017-2025

This Roadmap report highlights key challenges and presents solutions to make Kiribati’s entire energy sector cleaner and more cost effective.

  • July 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Kiribati

National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change.

  • February 2017
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Cyprus, Dominica

Renewable Desalination: Technology Options for Islands

Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

  • December 2015
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  • Islands
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda, Greece

Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on...

  • September 2013
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of)

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Kiribati

Kiribati has identified a need for clear medium-term targets for fuel import reduction, and to complement these by scaling up renewables in its energy mix. Small scale off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been in use since the 1970s, but experience in large-scale grid-connected solar PV applications is limited, necessitating capacity building for Kiribati’s move...

  • January 2013
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Kiribati

Policy Challenges for Renewable Energy Deployment in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

This report addresses the specific conditions for policy making on renewables in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Pacific region and proposes measures to support successful implementation.

  • November 2012
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  • Policy
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  • English
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  • Papua New Guinea, Fiji