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Innovation Outlook: Smart charging for electric vehicles

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.

  • May 2019
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  • Transport, Innovation
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  • English

Thailand power system flexibility assessment

A FlexTool study on Thailand's power system suggests cost-efficient investment options and provides a sensitivity analysis to find ways to reach high shares of renewables.   

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Thailand

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050.

  • April 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019

This statistical publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the for the last decade (2009-2018).

  • March 2019
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  • Statistics
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  • English, French, Spanish

Sugarcane bioenergy in Southern Africa: Economic potential for sustainable scale-up

This study reviews the bioenergy potential from sugarcane and associated development costs in seven sugar-producing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), aiming to provide a foundation for more detailed country-level studies exploring practical potential.

  • March 2019
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English
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  • Eswatini, Malawi

Sustainable pastureland intensification: Making room for energy crops without harming biodiversity

This working paper reviews approaches to sustainable intensification of pastureland that have had a neutral or positive effect on biodiversity of the affected areas and provides examples through case studies. 

  • March 2019
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

Bioenergy from boreal forests: Swedish approach to sustainable wood use

Active forest management has helped to boost bioenergy resources. Swedish experience offers valuable lessons for emerging markets.

  • March 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Sweden

Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future

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.

  • February 2019
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English, French, Spanish

Renewables Readiness Assessment Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has vast renewable energy potential that remains largely untapped. Greater use of renewables would reduce costly fuel imports and boost the country’s economic development.

  • February 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Republic of Moldova

Solid Biomass Supply for Heat and Power: Technology Brief

This technology brief from IRENA examines the multi-dimensional logistical challenges of establishing a steady supply chain for solid biomass.

  • February 2019
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  • Power, Benefits
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  • English
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  • Japan, Netherlands