This report provides facts and figures about the benefits of utilising low-cost utility-scale solar to keep the European grid stable and reliable for the European Union to meet its 2030 renewable energy targets.
This report claims as a call to action to finally untap the potential for photovoltaics (PV) on the continent, covering ten key markets on the African continent by giving an overview of countries and their market potential for PV as well as trends, opportunities and business models paving the way for the energy transition in Africa. Also, an investigation of key supporting policies and framework conditions for PV including self-consumption is implemented.
This report aims at providing preliminary information on how the PV market developed in the last year, including the top 10 markets in 2018, the total installed capacity in the world, policies and market trends.
This document explains the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders such as the asset manager, the operation service provider and the maintenance provider, and provides an overview of technical and contractual terms to achieve a common understanding of the subject. It then walks the reader through the different components of O&M, classifying requirements into ‘minimum requirements’, ‘best practices’ and ‘recommendations’.
Cette étude permet d'évaluer le gisement photovoltaïque potentiel des sites délaissées et artificialisées en France métropolitaine et en Corse, par la mise en place d'une méthode spécifique basées sur les inventaires de données nationaux.
The report focuses on the ability to attract commercial investors and lenders, without analysis of the financing terms. The scope is limited to utility-scale, grid-connected projects because of the risk concentration inherent to large projects and the importance of large-scale investments in clean energy for the transition toward low carbon development pathways.
This report shows that about half a billion people can be cost-effectively provided with electricity through mini grids. The combination of falling costs, dramatic increase in the quality of service and favorable enabling environments have made modern mini grids a scalable option to complement grid extension and solar home systems. The report takes stock of the global mini grid market and industry, analyzes in detail the solar-hybrid mini grid costs and technological innovations, shows the importance of introducing income-generating machinery and micro-finance early in the planning process and provides policy makers, investors and developers with insights on how mini grids can be scaled up.
This publication discusses the development potential of solar district heating in the People’s Republic of China. It explores the significant potential of solar district heating to accelerate the integration of renewable energy into heating systems in the PRC. This will be important in promoting low-carbon cities and reducing urban air pollution. The study highlights that solar district heating (SDH) can provide high efficiency and reliability as well as environmental benefits.
This report provides data sets on power-generation capacity for 2009-2018, actual power generation for 2009-2017 and renewable energy balances for over 130 countries and areas for 2016-2017. Also, includes statistics on investments in renewables spanning 2009-2017, compiled from the OECD-DAC database and 20 major multi-lateral, bilateral and national development financial institutions.
This report provides an overall RE use from 2000 to 2017, examines Ireland’s progress towards 2020 RE targets with a comparison with the other EU member states, presents data on overall RE use split by electricity, heat, and transport and also by energy source. Also, shows how the use of RE displaces the use of fossil fuels.
This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) explores the prospects for renewables, including solar energy to enhance national economies and strengthen the Southeast Europe energy mix. It analyses the current energy landscape, the potential and costs for scaling up renewables, the policy frameworks and investments required, and the expected socio-economic impact of transforming the region’s energy system.
This new report finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study.
Ce rapport explore comment les kits solaires permettent aux foyers en Afrique de l’Ouest de développer leur activité économique, d’augmenter leurs revenus et d’améliorer leur qualité de vie.
A 30 kW vertical array has been powered up at Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica. The project is one the largest solar installations on the ice-covered continent.
Sur l'île de La Dominique, Electriciens sans frontières se mobilise depuis septembre 2017. De l'urgence à la résilience, découvrez le bilan de leurs actions.
This paper compares the impact of financial conditions on the cost of electricity generation across six renewable and three fossil-based technologies in 46 African countries. This paper also demonstrates that, once ambitious climate policies are in place, reducing financing costs for renewables could be an efficient way to lower greenhouse gas emissions.