These briefs explore enabling technologies for large-scale use of solar and wind power. Building on a wider Innovation Landscape study, the set covers innovations in batteries, electric vehicle charging, artificial intelligence, Blockchain and other technologies.
These briefs highlight innovations in market design to support large-scale use of solar and wind power. Building on a wider Innovation Landscape study, the set covers net billing, time-of-use tariffs, integration of distributed energy resources, increased time and space granularity and other innovative measures.
This outlook shows how through smart charging EV batteries can help to integrate high shares of solar and wind power into existing grids, as battery storage capacity helps to even out the variability of these sources.
This report maps and categorises innovative solutions to integrate renewables. It brings together insights on key innovations to facilitate higher shares of solar and wind in the power sector.
This first-of-its-kind analysis, undertaken jointly by IRENA and the State Grid Corporation of China, reflects findings from their forthcoming “Electrification with Renewables” scoping study.
While the shift to cleaner energy systems is evident across the Group of 20 (G20), it has specific features in each country. In every case, renewable energy plays a significant role.
This brief provides a high-level overview of priorities to accelerate technological and systemic innovation and highlights priorities for increased government action and international co-operation.
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.
This technology brief provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and offers insights for policy makers on biogas for domestic cooking.
This set of briefs, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), highlights challenges and opportunities as the world seeks climate-safe energy solutions.