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

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

Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief

Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.

  • March 2017
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  • Innovation, Transport
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  • English
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  • Germany, Sweden

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

Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes

Increasing the share of renewable power from variable sources, namely solar and wind energy, requires technological developments to be accompanied by well-designed regulations for grid management and operation.

  • May 2016
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Barbados, Germany

Renewable Energy Prospects: Germany

Germany’s Energiewende (“energy transition”) has made the country a world leader in renewable energy development

  • November 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Germany

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

Renewable Energy Technology Innovation Policy: A process development guide

Countries can use the “RETIP” process outlined in this handbook to design appropriate innovation strategies for renewable energy technologies.

  • January 2015
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  • Innovation, Policy
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  • English
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  • Brazil, Chile