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Renewable energy in national climate action

Updates to IRENA’s 2017 analysis of the renewable energy components of NDCs

  • December 2018
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • English, French
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  • Benin, Cote D'Ivoire

Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région,...

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • French, English

Opportunities to accelerate national energy transitions through advanced deployment of renewables

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.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Power system flexibility for the energy transition

This report outlines a planning approach to boost flexibility, specifically to accommodate the largest possible shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy sources. 

  • November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English

Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Countries have adopted varied approaches to mini-grid development, aiming to extend energy access to underserved communities. But existing regulations are often inadequate to make the best use of renewables.

  • October 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • English

Renewable Energy Outlook: Egypt

This study examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges that the country has to address to meet targets for renewables to make up 42% of the country’s electricity mix by 2035.

  • October 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Arabic
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  • Egypt

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components and examines each country’s supply chain, existing industrial structure and export opportunities for technology components in each sector.

  • October 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Jordan, United Arab Emirates

Offshore innovation widens renewable energy options

Data and research confirm rapid capacity growth, cost and performance improvements, increasing technological sophistication and the need for standardisation to expand offshore wind and ocean energy.

  • September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Hydrogen from renewable power: Technology outlook for the energy transition

As the world strives to cut carbon emissions, electric power from renewables has emerged as a vital energy source.  Fuel needs for transport and industry, meanwhile, could be met with renewable-based hydrogen.

  • September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English