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    • Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

      Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on specific islands, as well as a report detailing hybrid power systems for the Pacific.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology
    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

      A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands was developed in support of the Renewable Energy Forum, a one-day forum preceding the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held in Apia, Samoa, on 1-4 September 2014. The booklet is a collection of case studies submitted by SIDS and development partners to complement Forum discussions.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

      Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable islands: Settings for success

      Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology
    • A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

      A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

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

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Desalination: Technology Options for Islands

      Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

      This interim report highlights the advantages and benefits of renewables for islands, explains the quickscan methodology and presents quickscan findings from multiple SIDS and other islands.

      Publications Reports Climate Action Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

      The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Targets & NDCs Policy Technology & infrastructure Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

      Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change.

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    • Transforming small-island power systems

      This guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can assist in decision making and help to carry out successful technical planning studies on solar and wind integration into SIDS power systems.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • 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. 

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

      This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Wind Resource Measurement: Guidelines for Islands

      Renewable energy technologies, including wind power, can help even the most remote islands achieve energy security and sustainability, while cutting fuel import costs.

      Publications Reports Wind energy Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Events

      IRENA at the Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility

      Supported by IRENA, Luxembourg organised a Ministerial Conference on Electromobility. The Pentalateral conference 'Closing the loop between Energy and Transport', gathered for the first time key stakeholders from all sectors involved such as car manufacturers, electricity market players and e-mobility actors.

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      IRENA at G-STIC 2018

      The world’s energy system is facing profound changes. Innovations in the way energy is generated, distributed and used, as well as the ways in which energy systems operate and link with wider infrastructure, are paving the way for completely new landscapes around the world.

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      Egypt Renewable Energy Conference

      A high-level platform for the launch of IRENA's Renewable Energy Outlook for Egypt. Building on global developments in renewable energy, the event brought together key decision makers and leaders from governments, industry, financial institutions and other key stakeholders in the Arab world, to exchange information on the latest renewable energy developments in the region and to discuss a way forward.

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      Validation Workshop - Lebanon

      IRENA and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) are producing a joint study – the Renewable Energy Outlook for Lebanon. This workshop gathered stakeholders to consolidate challenges and recommendations identified throughout the consultative process, based on the three key themes identified in the multi-stakeholder working groups.

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      WFES: The Role of Regions in the Global Energy Transition

      Regions, states and cities can play a key role in the global energy transformation. Some have made considerable progress during the past years, others have established ambitious plans. In the context of multi-level governance, many regions, states and cities, faced with local realities, are already deploying cutting-edge technology innovations, setting some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets, and investing in clean tech infrastructure and start-ups, thereby spurring local and regional development and market growth, and accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy.

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      Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference — IRENA Innovation Session: The increasing role of consumers in the transformation of the power sector

      As part of the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC), IRENA held a session on consumer-led innovations in the global power sector. The session provided first-hand information on leading innovations that support the power sector’s transformation towards a more decentralised and renewable based system, with consumers are at the center.

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