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    • Sustainable bioenergy potential in Caribbean small island developing states

      This study assesses the potential for bioenergy production using various feedstocks such as sugarcane, oil palm, and municipal solid waste in six Caribbean small island developing states – Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Bioenergy & biofuels SIDS Lighthouses
    • Renewables readiness assessment: Solomon Islands

      This renewables readiness assessment (RRA) identifies key actions to accelerate the deployment of renewables and ramp up energy transition efforts in the Solomon Islands.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition SIDS Lighthouses
    • SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Annual Progress Report

      The Small Island Developing States Lighthouses Initiative Annual Progress Report 2023 summarises the remarkable achievements of SIDS in their sustainable energy transition from the year 2021-2022 and documents the efforts to move from pledges to action in energy transition and climate resilience.

      Publications Reports Energy transition 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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