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    • A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

      A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • 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
    • Renewable Desalination: Technology Options for Islands

      Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

      This interim report highlights the advantages and benefits of renewables for islands, explains the quickscan methodology and presents quickscan findings from multiple SIDS and other islands.

      Publications Reports Climate Action Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

      Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on specific islands, as well as a report detailing hybrid power systems for the Pacific.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology
    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

      A Path to Prosperity: Renewable energy for islands was developed in support of the Renewable Energy Forum, a one-day forum preceding the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held in Apia, Samoa, on 1-4 September 2014. The booklet is a collection of case studies submitted by SIDS and development partners to complement Forum discussions.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

      Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewable islands: Settings for success

      Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology
    • A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

      This report highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. It highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models and transition tools.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Transforming small-island power systems

      This guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can assist in decision making and help to carry out successful technical planning studies on solar and wind integration into SIDS power systems.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

      The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Targets & NDCs Policy Technology & infrastructure Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • 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
    • Wind Resource Measurement: Guidelines for Islands

      Renewable energy technologies, including wind power, can help even the most remote islands achieve energy security and sustainability, while cutting fuel import costs.

      Publications Reports Wind energy Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
    • National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

      Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change.

      Publications Reports Technology & infrastructure Technology SIDS Lighthouses
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