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OFF-GRID SOLAR MARKET TRENDS REPORT 2020 March 2020

Context and Key Definitions Over the past decade, the biennial Lighting Global/GOGLA Market Trends Report has been the anchor of the Lighting Global/GOGLA franchise of market data and trends reports, which are the go-to source of sector information for investors, … Continue reading

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ANNUAL SOLAR OUTLOOK 2022

executive summary The world will pass the 1 TWp installed solar capacity in 2022. This symbolic threshold is sure to be met after a record 191 GWp has been installed in 2021 based on various sources citing Bloomberg New Energy … Continue reading

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SOLAR PV A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

About the Gender Perspective Series The Gender Perspective series is an integral part of IRENA’s extensive research work on the effects of renewable energy deployment during energy transitions. The initial focus on employment creation and skills was expanded over time … Continue reading

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SCALING UP RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT IN AFRICA IMPACT OF IRENA’S ENGAGEMENT

ENERGY TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA Since 2000, Africa has been experiencing rapid economic growth and improving social conditions. Average real gross domestic product reached 3.6% in 2017 and is projected to rise to around 4% in 2018 and in 2019 (African … Continue reading

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RENEWABLES READINESS ASSESSMENT BOTSWANA

COUNTRY OVERVIEW Botswana is a landlocked country located in central–southern Africa, with a mean altitude above sea level of 1 000 metres and a total area of 582 000 square kilometres (km2 ). The official languages are English and Setswana, … Continue reading

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Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2021 – 2025

Global solar market In 2020, a year the world suffered from a severe health and economic crisis, solar was again the power generating technology with the highest net installed capacity, with a 39% share of all new installations for the … Continue reading

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BRACING FOR CLIMATE IMPACT: Renewables as a climate change adaptation strategy

INTRODUCTION THE SHIFT TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION STRATEGIESClimate change has multidimensional impacts on human society and on natural systems. Climate change impacts, both direct and indirect and both short and long term, have become more evident – from extreme weather events … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND AND SOCIOECONOMIC OVERVIEW Africa is a continent rich in land, water and energy resources, with a young and fast-growing population. Already the world’s youngest continent, it is expected to grow to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050, 80% of … Continue reading

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TOWARDS A PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE AFRICA

INTRODUCTION Energy supply has long been recognised as a crucial catalyst to advance economic and social development goals globally. Economic activities typically require the availability of sufficient, affordable, and reliable energy. Public institutions also need an adequate supply of electricity … Continue reading

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Renewables 2021

Analysis and forecast to 2026 Renewables 2021 is the IEA’s primary analysis on the sector, based on current policies and market developments. It forecasts the deployment of renewable energy technologies in electricity, transport and heat to 2026 while also exploring … Continue reading

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