A path to prosperity: renewable energy for Islands

A Path to Prosperity highlights the role of islands in global efforts against climate change. The third edition of this compilation from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) marks the occasion of the United Nations climate conference, COP22, in November 2016. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are rich in renewable energy sources and can meet most, if not all, of their domestic energy needs through a combination of renewable energy technologies. This booklet compiles case studies from SIDS and stakeholder organisations to demonstrate real-life project viability, highlight innovative solutions and showcase successful partnerships to help advance the deployment of renewables on islands. This third edition highlights transitions to renewables in the power, including planning and implementation, enabling business models, transition tools and valuable insights on island grid operation.

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