Tag Archives: Solar Power

Renewable energy finance: Institutional capital

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT TRENDS As renewables have become a compelling investment proposition, global investments innew renewable power have grown from less than USD 50 billion per year in 2004 to aroundUSD 300 billion per year in recent years (Frankfurt School-UNEP … Continue reading

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Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

A WIDENING GAP BETWEEN RHETORIC AND ACTION The gap between aspiration and the reality in tackling climate change remains as significant as ever, despite mounting evidence of the harm that climate change is causing. Negative effects of climate change are … Continue reading

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Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES, UNPRICED EXTERNALITIES AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION In order to meet the Paris Agreement objective that the global temperature rise be kept to “well below 2 °C”, the global energy sector requires nothing short of a complete transformation, during the … Continue reading

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Recycle: Bioenergy

Introduction Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our era. Over the past decade, energy-relatedcarbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions have increased by 1% per year on average. If the historical trends were to continue, energy-related emissions would increase … 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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System Operation: Innovation Landscape Briefs

DESCRIPTION Traditionally, electric power systems have been centralised structures organised into generation, transmission and distribution, placing customers at the end of the supply chain. This is a unidirectional structure where electricity generated by large power plants is transported via transmission … Continue reading

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INNOVATION OUTLOOK THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

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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World Energy Transitions Outlook

INTRODUCTION IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook provides the contours of an energy pathway and aconcise set of actions fully aligned with the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange and the needs of a just, inclusive and orderly transition. This … 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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FINANCING THE WORLD’S SOLAR FUTURE THE NEED FOR A SOLAR FINANCE CORPORATION

INTRODUCTION Global investments in renewable energy are increasing at an exponential rate. At the start of the century, between 2000 and 2009, this sector drew total investments of US$ 2.6 trillion.1It continued to grow in the subsequent years and peaked … Continue reading

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