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News from the REN21 Network

Community Management/Research Intern Vacancy

Community Management/Research Intern Vacancy

REN21 is seeking a dynamic individual with a strong interest in renewable energy to fill the Community Management/Research Intern position. The successful candidate will work in a small team producing the Renewables Global Status Report, the flagship publication of REN21. Main tasks will entail managing communication with REN21’s international network of contributors and reviewers, and support for data collection and the review process of the report. The 6-month internship will be based in Paris and start on 21st August 2017. The successful candidate will be remunerated.   For more details about this position click here.   To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position at the latest by Sunday, 9 April 2017, to secretariat@ren21.net.

Call for Conference Abstracts (Solar) Now Open

Call for Conference Abstracts (Solar) Now Open

REN21’s member, International Solar Energy Society (ISES) will hold its annual Solar World Congress (SWC) 2017 29 October – 2 November 2017 at the Jumeirah Hotel, Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2017 Solar Energy conference will be held alongside SWC2017 and is organised by the International Energy Agency (IEA).   Both events are calling for conference abstracts. The deadline for abstracts is 24 March, 2017. For more information about how to file a conference abstract visit the SWC2017 and SHC2017 websites.    

New Global Solar Atlas Tool

New Global Solar Atlas Tool

The World Bank and International Solar Alliance (ISA) launched Global Solar Atlas at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, January 2017.   This web-based tool allows users to quickly identify potential solar power generation anywhere in the world. This tool is targeted for investors and policymakers to be able to understand —from a quick glance—  the solar power generation potential of a particular region. Users can zoom in to 1 km spatial resolution.  The application can generate a short report about the potential generation power of different types of PV systems, allowing governments or private companies to carry out preliminary research on a potential site for PV plant.  The Atlas can also be used for educational purposes.   The Atlas is comprised of 22 years of satellite measurement data which has been validated using high quality ground-based measurement data.  The result is high-precision data.   Data are still lacking for many developing countries due to lack of ground-based measurement data from high precision solar radiation sensors. The World Bank intends to install solar measurement stations in at least 20 developing countries over the next four years to begin addressing this issue.   Global Solar Atlas is available for public now and completely free. This can be accessed from energydata.info platform or directly go to globalsolaratlas.info.

Read REN21’s latest Newsletter

Read REN21’s latest Newsletter

REN21’s December newsletter is now available for reading. It contains news from the secretariat, its members as  well as upcoming events. Of interest is the hosting of the 2017 IREC by Mexico and the released of REN21’s Annual Report 2016.   This month’s newsletter network news is from GIZ, Global Leap, RCREEE, GWEC, ALER, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, WBA, ISGAN, WWEC, IGA, UNDP, ECOWAS, and IIASA.   The newsletter can be read here .  Or you can subscribe now to have the next newsletter sent to you directly via email.

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REN21 is the global renewable energy policy network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Its activities are managed by a lean Secretariat, based at UNEP in Paris, France.

REN21 facilitates the collection of comprehensive and timely information on renewable energy. This information reflects diverse viewpoints for both private and public sector actors, servicing to dispel myths about renewable energy and to catalyse policy change.

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