Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Market expansion for renewable mini-grids depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI). Smart technologies to integrate solar and wind power require international and national QI.

  • December 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. 

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain enormous untapped renewable energy potential, theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand.

  • December 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Innovation outlook: Thermal energy storage

Thermal energy storage (TES) can help to integrate high shares of renewable energy in power generation, industry and buildings. This outlook identifies priorities for research and development.

  • November 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Innovation Toolbox

This interactive Innovation Toolbox offers 30 innovations that can be mixed and matched as needed. The Toolbox outlines 11 solutions as examples of how to achieve system-wide synergies.

  • October 2020
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English

System Operation: Innovation Landscape Briefs

These briefs highlight ground-breaking ways to use distributed energy resources, accommodate uncertainty and reduce the need for grid reinforcement with rising shares of solar and wind power.

  • July 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Business Models: Innovation Landscape Briefs

These briefs highlight business models that enhance system flexibility, empower consumers, boost solar and wind supply and incentivise rapid integration

  • July 2020
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

  • April 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Spanish

Innovative solutions for 100% renewable power in Sweden

This study highlights key pilot projects, showcases innovative solutions and provides insights based on Sweden’s experience with the transition to 100% renewable power.

  • January 2020
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  • Innovation, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Sweden

Enabling Technologies: Innovation Landscape briefs

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.

  • September 2019
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  • Innovation
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  • English