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    • Rise of renewables in cities

      Cities have emerged as a key focus of global climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. This report highlights resource potential, targets, technology options and planning priorities.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy for cities Policy Energy transition in end uses Policy Transport Technology Buildings & cities Technology
    • 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.

      Publications Reports Hydrogen Technology Industry Technology Transport Technology Buildings & cities Technology
    • Renewable Energy for Agriculture: Insights from Southeast Asia

      This report examines the role of renewables in meeting growing energy needs in the agriculture sector in an inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner.

      Reports Publications Socio-economic impact Energy transition Bioenergy & biofuels Technology Buildings & cities
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

      Jordan’s energy diversification strategy is centred around renewables. This report aims to help unlock Jordan’s renewable energy potential.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Buildings & cities Technology Transport Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

      This report aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. The report also highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heaters.

      Publications Reports Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Local value creation Socio-economic impact Solar energy Technology Buildings & cities Technology
    • Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

      The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

      Publications Reports Buildings & cities Technology Renewable energy for cities Policy Energy storage Technology Electrification Innovation
    • Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings

      Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings is one of a series of three briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy.

      Publications Reports Renewable energy for cities Policy Buildings & cities Technology
    • Urban Energy Transition for the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

      This report explores technological options in the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica to contribute towards achieving the national decarbonisation goal and also improving the sustainability of their jurisdiction.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Renewable energy for cities Policy Buildings & cities Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • Renewable Energy in Cities

      This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030, based on estimated energy use 3,649 cities around the world. By highlighting the best practices, it examines the policies and technologies by which cities can bring about a renewable energy future.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Buildings & cities Technology Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Solar Heating and Cooling for Residential Applications

      Solar thermal systems (STS) are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for residential applications since the early 1980s. This IRENA/IEA-ETSAP Technology Brief provides technical background, analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth, and offers insights for policy makers on this key renewable energy technology.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Buildings & cities Technology
    • Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

      The transition to renewable-based, energy-efficient heating and cooling could follow several possible pathways. This report outlines the infrastructure and policies needed.

      Publications Reports Buildings & cities Technology Energy efficiency Technology Electrification Innovation Energy transition in end uses Policy
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