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    • Ocean Energy: Technologies, Patents, Deployment Status and Outlook

      The potential of oceans as an energy source is staggering – more than sufficient to meet global electricity demand well into the future. Ocean resources vary from tidal currents and waves, to temperature and salinity gradients.

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology
    • Tidal Energy: Technology brief

      This brief examines tidal energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology
    • Wave Energy: Technology brief

      This brief examines wave energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology
    • 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
    • Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment

      The report provides insights on various emerging offshore renewable energy technologies and their underlying potential. It also outlines a possible Action Plan for the G20 countries to drive offshore technologies closer to the commercialisation phase.

      Publications Reports Climate Action Ocean Technology Wind energy Technology Solar energy Technology Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Technology Briefs

      This series of technology briefs provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers and provides insights for policy makers on key types of renewable energy technology. The briefs, produced by IRENA in collaboration with the International Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (IEA-ETSAP), cover different technologies or processes:

      Publications Reports Bioenergy & biofuels Technology Solar energy Technology Ocean Technology Geothermal energy Technology
    • 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
    • Salinity Gradient Energy: Technology brief

      This brief examines salinity gradient energy technologies, one of the key methods for tapping renewable energy from the world’s oceans.

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology
    • Enabling frameworks for offshore wind scale up: Innovations in permitting

      This brief from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables presents actionable solutions to address permitting bottlenecks and accelerate related processes for scaling up offshore wind deployment.

      Publications Reports CF Offshore Renewables Ocean Wind energy
    • Scaling up investments in ocean energy technologies

      This brief from the Collaborative Framework for Ocean Energy Technologies and Offshore Renewables provides options for scaling up investments in ocean energy, focusing on tidal stream and wave energy technologies.

      Publications Reports CF Offshore Renewables Collaborative Frameworks Energy transition Ocean
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