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Productive Use of Energy In African Micro-Grids: Technical and Business Considerations

This report is a resource that entrepreneurs, governments and non-governmental organizations can use to help design programs to meet their goals of productive use of energy in micro-grids and economic development in rural Africa. It can also be used by developers, engineers and other organizations designing micro-grids to inform their technical and business decisions and to improve system design, reduce risk, and increase success with adding productive use loads to new and existing micro-grids.

IRENA Cost and Competitiveness Indicators Rooftop Solar PV

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA’s) regular PV cost and competitiveness indicators highlight the growing competitiveness of rooftop solar PV and its potential to economically meet the electricity needs of households in different markets, as well as its potentially disruptive nature for utilities.

2017 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update

The research featured in this report highlights current market conditions in the United States and around the world. New state-level commitments, advances in permitting and energy offtake processes, and strategic research investments buoyed the U.S. offshore wind market in 2017. The offshore wind project development pipeline in the United States includes 25,464 megawatts (MW) of planned generating capacity as of June 2018, with projects representing 2,000 MW expected to commence commercial operation by 2023.

Practical Guide to Women in Energy

This guide provides an overview of the role of women in the energy sector. Drawing from available literature, it identifies approaches to gender equity that consider women as employees, decision makers and stakeholders, energy users, and participants in the energy value chain. Equity and equality are interrelated terms. Throughout the guide, the focus is on gender equity, which is an essential step to gender equality.

EnerOutlook 2018

This interactive software allows users to browse data through intuitive maps and graphs for a visual analysis of the expected long-term trends in the energy industry. These can be viewed globally and by world region. The interface provides forecasts on energy supply and demand as well as information on fossil fuel prices, renewable energies, and carbon dioxide emissions. The application is an excerpt of the complete EnerFuture global forecast service, which is based on the POLES model.

Adoption of Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector (Morocco)

This report, which focuses on Morocco, pilots a methodology developed to identify and assess several climate technologies that can contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a country’s agri-food sector. The analysis also suggests relevant policy areas that should be evaluated to incentivize the adoption of such technologies.

Levers of Change: How Global Trends Impact Gender Equality and Social Inclusioin in Access To Sustainable Energy

This scoping report reviews six key global trends that can drive—or hamper—women’s participation in the global energy access movement, both in delivering sustainable energy solutions and in gaining access to sustainable energy. These trends include growing decentralization and affordability of solar and other renewable energy services; growing use of mobile money/payments; increasing rates of women’s entrepreneurship; proliferating urbanization; and fast growing displaced populations living in humanitarian camps.

Advancing Gender Equality in the Environment: Making the Case for Gender Equality in Large-Scale Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development

This brief provides an overview of the gender dimensions of planning and building large-scale renewable energy infrastructure, such as hydropower and geothermal plants, solar arrays and wind parks generating 10 megawatts or more. While the practices and lessons highlighted in the brief can be applied to energy infrastructure projects in general, it focuses on renewable energy infrastructure projects in line with current investment trends.