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Electricity Storage Valuation Framework

Electricity storage refers to technologies that store electrical energy and release it on demand when it is most needed. The storage process often involves conversion of electricity to other forms of energy and back again.2 With its unique ability to … Continue reading

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Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS As the global energy transformation progresses, the investment profile of renewable energy is also changing rapidly. The amount of capital invested in renewable energy has grown substantially over the past decade. Capital flows reflect a growing variety … Continue reading

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Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

DIGITAL SOLAR ENABLING ACCESS TO ENERGY IN OFF-GRID AND UNRELIABLE GRID CONTEXTS Around one billion people – mostly concentrated in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – still live without access to electricity, and for hundreds of millions more, the electricity … Continue reading

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Electric vehicles Setting a course for 2030

Introduction Before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the automotive industry – along with every other industry – electric vehicles were moving steadily into the spotlight. The combined annual sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-inhybrid electric vehicles tipped over the … Continue reading

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The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

IntroductionOver the coming decades, the countries on the African conti-nent have the opportunity to address two fundamental energy challenges. First, they can achieve universal access to affor-dable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030, as set out in the … Continue reading

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Renewables Readiness Assessment: Albania

INTRODUCTION COUNTRY OVERVIEW The Republic of Albania is a coastal country in South East Europe, bordering Montenegro and Kosovo* to the north, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south, and the Adriatic and Ionian Seas to the west. … Continue reading

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Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

INTRODUCTION Southern and Eastern Africa are endowed with extensive untapped renewable resources. With rapidly declining costs and increasing policy support, solar PV and onshore wind generation technologies have, in recent years, established strong business cases and begun taking off at … Continue reading

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Thermal energy storage has the potential to be an important enabler of increased renewables penetration in energy systems.Solar and wind generation is variable across daily and seasonal timescales. Energy system operators can match supply and demand of energy through forms … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Solar Investment Opportunities Emerging Markets

ENERGY GEOGRAPHYMyanmar is one the most poorly electrified countries in Southeast Asia, with an average electrification rate of only 39% at the end of 2017. Yangon, its largest city and the former capital, consumes almost half of the country’s electricity … Continue reading

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Grid Intelligent Solar Unleashing the Full Potential of Utility-Scale Solar Generation in Europe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation is growing rapidly worldwide. According to SolarPower Europe’s Global Market Outlook 2018 – 2022, more solar PV capacity was installedglobally than any other power generation technology in 2017. Solar alone deployed nearly 100GW, which is … Continue reading

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