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Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

  • September 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Burkina Faso

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020

The new report shows 162 gigawatts (GW) or 62% of total renewable power generation added last year had lower costs than the cheapest new fossil fuel option.

  • June 2021
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  • Costs, Power
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  • English

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Mauritania

The report provides insights on the country’s potential to adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.

  • June 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Mauritania

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector is one of several briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy. The series includes briefs focused on the transport and buildings sectors, and this one, on power.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English, Spanish

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021

This data set, updated yearly, tracks renewable power generation capacity over the preceding decade (2011-2020) in comprehensive trilingual tables.

  • April 2021
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  • Statistics, Power
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  • English, French, Spanish

Rise of renewables in cities

Cities have emerged as a key focus of global climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. This report highlights resource potential, targets, technology options and planning priorities.

  • October 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • English, Chinese, Spanish

Innovation Toolbox

This interactive Innovation Toolbox offers 30 innovations that can be mixed and matched as needed. The Toolbox outlines 11 solutions as examples of how to achieve system-wide synergies.

  • October 2020
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  • Innovation, Power
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  • English

Recycle: Bioenergy

Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Saudi Arabia

Reduce: Non-bio renewables

G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English