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News from the REN21 Network

Call for tender – LAC Thematic Report

Call for tender – LAC Thematic Report

REN21 is looking for a consultant to develop a report that looks at the interface between renewable energy tenders and community [em]power[ment] in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The report will be launched at the Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC) that will be held on 11-13 September, 2017. Terms of Reference are available here: TOR LAC Thematic Report.   The deadline date for receipt of proposals is: Friday, 24 February 2017, 17:00 (CET).

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.

Peer Review of Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

Peer Review of Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

The first round of peer review of GSR 2017 has  started and we need your expert input. This year we have a brand new, user-friendly review platform called “Annotate” so now providing comments is easier than ever.   Reviewers can choose to focus on the section most closely aligned with your specific knowledge and expertise. Texts to review include:   Distributed Renewable Energy for Energy Access Enabling Technologies & System Integration (Electric Mobility, Storage, and Heat Pumps) Policy Landscape Energy Efficiency Feature: Dispelling the Baseload Power Myths The Energy Access–Energy Efficiency Nexus A Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) Reference Table can also be reviewed. Here we invite you to include DRE market data for 2015 and 2016 (number of systems, installed capacities, customers served, etc.) for developing countries.   To access the review draft click here:  http://ren21plus.ren21.net/.  Deadline for comments is 21 January, 2017 23:00 Paris time.   A second review round for all remaining chapters and sidebars in the GSR 2017 will be available for comment in March/April 2017. Please note that those text that are currently being reviewed (see list above)  WILL NOT be available for comment in the second round so use this opportunity now to provide your input!   Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at gsr@ren21.net.   As always, thank you for your valuable contributions, which will be acknowledged in the final report.

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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