Category: Presentations

Distributed PV Price and Design Trends in US: Report

Berkeley Lab’s annual Tracking the Sun report describes trends among grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The latest edition of the report focuses on systems installed through year-end 2021, and is based on data from roughly 2.5 million systems. New to the report this year is an expanded coverage of paired PV-plus-storage systems, including details on system design and pricing trends.

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Corporate PPA Trends in Japan

This information package put together the latest trends of corporate PPAs in Japan. Typical contract structures for On-site, Physical and Virtual PPAs applicable in the Japanese electricity systems are presented. The features, benefits and issues of each type of contract are summarized in addition to cost comparisons with regular tariffs. New policies such as Feed-in Premium are covered in terms of making corporate PPAs effectively.

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Powering Agri-food Value Chains with Geothermal Heat – Africa

In African countries, geothermal heat applications along the agri-food value chain have the potential to enhance food productivity, reduce food spoilage, and add value to food produce. This would result in food security, more employment opportunities and higher incomes for the employees and other agri-food stakeholders. Geothermal energy would also contribute to the sustainability of the agri-food sector by reducing carbon emissions.

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Electricity and Gas Markets in Africa

The IEA is deploying a capacity reinforcement programme for African energy experts and professionals. To maximise the value and long-term payoff of training sessions organized under the programme, the IEA is proposing to a community of African experts regular webinars to share analyses on energy. The latest one by IEA Africa University was on “Electricity and gas markets in Africa”

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Renewable Energy Solutions for District Heating in Mongolia

IRENA is supporting Mongolia in the decarbonisation of its building sector through the implementation of renewable energy solutions in district heating systems. The support is designed to contribute to building the capacity of Mongolian stakeholders to develop a Strategic Heating and Cooling Plan (SHCP). IRENA is collaborating with the Mongolian Ministry of Energy to organise virtual capacity building events on Integrating Renewable Energy Solutions in Mongolia’s District Heating Systems.

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Photovoltaics Report by Fraunhofer

In 2020, Europe’s contribution to the total cumulative PV installations amounted to 22% (compared to 24% in 2019). In contrast, installations in China accounted for 33% (same value as the year before). Si-wafer based PV technology accounted for about 95% of the total production in 2020. The share of mono-crystalline technology is now about 84% (compared to 66% in 2019) of total c-Si production.

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Solar Power Policies in Nigeria – Presentation by Nigeria Electrification Project’s Anita Otubu

At REGlobal’s 2nd edition of “Solar Power in Africa” conference, Anita Otubu, Head – PMU, Nigeria Electrification Project gave a presentation on the various solar power plans and policies in the country of Nigeria. In her presentation, she discussed the schemes and regulations to promote solar power in Nigeria; progress made so far in these countries; and initiatives to address the challenges that lie ahead.

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NREL Study: Decarbonizing Medium- and Heavy-Duty On-Road Vehicles in US

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for less than 5% of the vehicles on the road but produce over 20% of the emissions from the transportation sector, which currently accounts for more than one-third of U.S. green-house gas emissions. Key findings of the report suggest that cost competitiveness of zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles can largely be achieved by 2035.

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Solar power growth and outlook in Africa – Presentation by GIZ’s Martin Lyambai

At REGlobal’s 2nd edition of “Solar Power in Africa” conference, Martin Lyambai, Advisor, Renewable Energy and Private Sector Development, GIZ gave a presentation on solar power growth and outlook in the African continent. In his presentation, he discussed the growth trends, key drivers, and barriers; cost trends and emerging business models; and future outlook and the way forward.

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System Integration of Renewables in Moldova: A Roadmap by IEA

The central purpose of this document is to provide a vision for policymakers at all levels towards a clean and secure electricity system in Moldova, providing actionable items towards this vision in three steps, as well as outlining the economic, environmental and social benefits it could deliver. This document also serves to support further development of the national renewable energy strategy.

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Sustainable Energy in America 2022: Factbook by BNEF

Despite the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 was a record-breaking year for investment in the energy transition and the deployment of renewable power, battery storage, and sustainable transportation. This growth was fueled by strong consumer demand, unprecedented injection of new capital into companies, technologies, and projects, and a wave of supportive new policies.

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The Battery Report 2021

This report is intended to be a comprehensive and accessible overview of the current state of battery research, industry, talent, and policy. Produced by Volta Foundation in collaboration with Intercalation, this report was generated as a community effort by a team of 40 experts from 34 organizations.

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Key indicators for the clean energy transition

This webinar on “Benchmarking Scenario Comparisons: Key indicators for the clean energy transition” discussed the main findings from the recently-published collaborative report (of the same name) between IRENA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), which highlights the motivation, focus and methods of 14 scenario comparison studies, synthesizing experts’ views on how to improve such studies to gain insights for the clean energy transition.

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Towards Carbon Neutral Steel in Japan

Industry sectors account for 37% of Japan’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, among which, iron and steel form the largest industrial emitters. Thus, transformation of the upstream steel making process is essential to minimize the carbon footprint of industrial products made in Japan while remaining competitive. 

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U.S. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Report

This presentation was given by Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Director and Hydrogen Program Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on December 1, 2021 at the Green Hydrogen Coalition Fall Meeting. It highlights the priorities, opportunities, market potential and ongoing programs in the hydrogen space in United States.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in United States

According to the presentation, the key priority areas are: a) Low cost, clean hydrogen; b) Low cost, efficient, safe hydrogen, delivery and storage; c) Enable end use applications at scale for impact. The future strategy and related next steps are to accelerate R&D to reduce cost, de-risk demonstration and enable deployments and strategic scale up.

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IEA World Energy Outlook 2021

This flagship publication of the IEA has appeared every year since 1998. Its objective data and dispassionate analysis provide critical insights into global energy supply and demand in different scenarios and the implications for energy security, climate targets and economic development.

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Decarbonizing Low- to Medium-Temperature Industrial Heat Across the G-20

The report “Hot Spots for Renewable Heat: Decarbonizing Low- to Medium-Temperature Industrial Heat Across the G-20” is has been prepared by a collaboration between World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and BloombergNEF. This report is intended to provide guidance on the markets that are particularly attractive for renewable heat solutions. It also explores the applicability of specific technology solutions.

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Green Hydrogen in Abu Dhabi

Carlos Gascó Travesedo, Energy Policy Advisor, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy gave a detailed presentation on the hydrogen policy and regulatory framework in Abu Dhabi at Global Transmission Research’s Virtual conference on Green Hydrogen Middle East held on August 24-25, 2021. He also gave an overview of Department of Energy’s holistic approach to hydrogen regulatory policy framework.

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RENdez-vous Southeast Asia: RE-Imagining Renewable Energy Futures for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has huge, untapped potential to be a leader in renewable energy. Currently, however, economies in the region are heavily dependent on fossil fuels to meet their energy demand. This was the second of a 3-part series of RENdez-vous for Southeast Asia by REN21. Participants and thematic experts discussed and re-imagined what futures may look like for renewable energy in Southeast Asia.

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