Publications

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward 2021

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2021

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward 2020

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2020

SIDS Lighthouse Initiative Progress and way forward 2019

The SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI), launched at the United Nations Climate Summit in 2014, aims to support SIDS in their energy transformation. As a framework for action, it addresses all elements of the energy transition, from policy and market frameworks to technology options and capacity building. The Initiative facilitates co-ordinated support for SIDS, primarily through partnerships with public, private, intergovernmental and non-governmental stakeholder organisations.

Full Report

  • 2019

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward 2018

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2018

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward 2017

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2017

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative Progress and way forward 2014

This SIDS LHI progress report provides an overview of SIDS energy transformation since the initiative’s launch in 2014. It highlights key developments in the energy transformation undertaken jointly by SIDS and development partners, as shared with IRENA and featured on the associated knowledge-sharing platform.

  • 2014

Barbados Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Barbados in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Barbados is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Comoros Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Comoros in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Comoros is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Cook Islands Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Cook Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Cook Islands is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Dominica's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Dominica in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Dominica is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Antigua and Barbuda's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Antigua and Barbuda is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Dominican Republic's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Dominican Republic in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The Dominican Republic is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Aruba's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Aruba in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Aruba is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Bahamas' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Bahamas in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The Bahamas is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Belize's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Belize in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Belize is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Cabo Verde's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Cabo Verde in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Cabo Verde is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Cuba's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Cuba in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Cuba is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Fiji's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Fiji in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Fiji is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Guyana's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Guyana is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Mauritius' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Mauritius in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Mauritius is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Montserrat's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Montserrat in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Montserrat is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Nauru's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Nauru in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Nauru is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Niue's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Niue in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Niue is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Palau's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Palau in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Palau is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Papua New Guinea's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Papua New Guinea in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Papua New Guinea is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Samoa's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Samoa in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Samoa is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Sao Tomé and Principe's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Sao Tomé and Principe in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Sao Tomé and Principe is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Seychelles' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Seychelles in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Seychelles is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Singapore's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Singapore in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Singapore is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Saint Kitts and Nevis' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Saint Kitts and Nevis is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Trinidad and Tobago's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Trinidad and Tobago is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Turks and Caicos Islands' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Turks and Caicos Islands is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Tuvalu's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Tuvalu in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Tuvalu is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Grenada's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Grenada in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Grenada is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Vanuatu's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Vanuatu is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022

Marshall Islands' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Marshall Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Marshall Islands are a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Marshall Islands

Micronesia's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of The Federated States of Micronesia in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Micronesia is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Micronesia

New Caledonia's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of New Caledonia in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. New Caledonia is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |New Caledonia

Solomon Islands' Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Solomon Islands in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Solomon Islands are a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Solomon Islands

Kiribati's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Republic of Kiribati in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Kiribati is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Kiribati

Tonga's Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Tonga is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Tonga

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Publications on Energy Transformation

The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in collaboration with development partners have developed the documents provided in the links below to enhance the country's energy transformation and meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a partner of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • 2022 |Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Republic of Cyprus

Please enter content for Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Republic of Cyprus

Full Report

  • 2015 |Cyprus

Climate Action with Energy Transition Enhancing and Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions

The brochure provides an overview of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) support the parties to the Paris Agreement worldwide in updating their NDCs through analysis, knowledge and expertise on technologies, policies and finance for the global energy transition. In the run-up to COP26, IRENA has been working closely with the UNFCCC, the COP26 presidency, global, regional, national and local partners to build momentum for an inclusive climate action, based on renewables that also contribute to strengthening resilience to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and generating socio-economic benefits such as green jobs.

  • 2021

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. For countries and communities around the world, offshore renewables can provide reliable, stable electricity, as well as support water desalination and aquaculture.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) considers the status and prospects of offshore renewable sources and recommends key actions to accelerate their uptake.

Full Report

  • 2020

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand. Nascent ocean energy technologies could cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generation and help to ensure a sustainable, climate-safe energy future.

Alongside other offshore renewable energy technologies, ocean energy – including wave, tidal, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion technologies – forms a crucial component in the world's emerging blue economy.

Full Report

  • 2020

Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with prospects of growth and long-term profitability for investors, depends on establishing trustworthy quality infrastructure (QI) for the technologies and systems involved.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the crucial role of QI for the development of smart renewable mini-grids. Grid-connected mini-grids can increase power system resilience and reliability, while facilitating the integration of solar and wind power. Renewable mini-grids far off the main grid, meanwhile, can provide reliable electricity access for remote areas and islands.

Full Report

  • 2020

Transforming Small Island Power Systems

Many of the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have started to integrate renewables into their electricity supply mix. The expected benefits include reducing dependency on costly, sometimes volatile fossil-fuel imports. But local utilities must also ensure reliable supply amid the shift to variable sources, such as solar and wind energy. This guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) can assist in decision making and help to carry out successful technical planning studies on solar and wind integration into SIDS power systems.

Full Report

  • 2019

National Energy Roadmaps for Islands

Islands around the world face crucial energy challenges, including fuel import dependency, high electricity costs, environmental sensitivity and vulnerability to climate change. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-operates closely with island countries to accelerate their shift to renewables and help ensure a sustainable energy future.

Full Report

  • 2017 |Maldives

SIDS Lighthouses quickscan: Interim report

The quickscan is a tool to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their transition to renewable energy. Developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, quickscans help to assess deployment conditions, monitor progress and identify areas where targeted assistance could accelerate the transition to renewables.

Full Report

  • 2017

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands, 3rd Edition

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.

Full Report

  • 2016

A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners. These demonstrate real-life project viability, highlight innovative solutions and showcase successful partnerships, which together are advancing the deployment of renewable energy in SIDS.

Full Report

  • 2015

Renewable Desalination Technology Options for Islands

Many islands face shortages of fresh water. Desalination using renewable energy can meet their water needs at reduced costs, this report finds.

Full Report

  • 2015

Wind Resource Measurement: Guidelines for Islands

Renewable energy technologies, including wind power, can help even the most remote islands achieve energy security and sustainability, while cutting fuel import costs. This extensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides guidelines for islands to conduct detailed resource measurements, in order to ensure optimal siting of wind turbines for power generation.

Full Report

  • 2015

Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism

Tourism is an important economic driver for island economies. Energy supply, vital for the tourism industry, is still dominated by oil products which increases islands’ vulnerability to the environmental impact of fossil-fuel use, as well as to oil price volatility, which makes it difficult for the industry to remain competitive.

Full Report

  • 2014

Renewable islands: Settings for success

Islands around the world rely on costly fossil-fuel imports, often from distant locations, which can burden government budgets and inhibit investment in social and economic development. A transition to indigenous renewable energy, however, can reduce import dependence and create important business and employment opportunities.

Full Report

  • 2014

Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands

Pacific islands are endowed with a rich variety of renewable energy resources, providing a viable and attractive alternative to fossil-fuel imports. IRENA’s multi-faceted work across the region is reflected in Pacific Lighthouses: Renewable Energy Roadmapping for Islands. The main report, intended to provide a framework for further action, is accompanied by 15 reports on specific islands, as well as a report detailing hybrid power systems for the Pacific.

Full Report

  • 2013

Electricity Storage and Renewables for Island Power: A Guide for Decision Makers

A practical guide for decision-makers and project developers on the available energy storage solutions and their successful applications in the context of islands communities. The report also includes various best practice cases and different scenarios and strategies. It is developed as part of the IRENA Renewables in Islands Initiative (IRII).

Full Report

  • 2012

Policy Challenges for Renewable Energy Deployment in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

This report addresses the specific conditions for policy making on renewables in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Pacific region and proposes measures to support successful implementation. The report identifies the existing challenges and opportunities and will offers recommendations to policy makers for the design and implementation of successful renewable energy policies.

Full Report

  • 2012

Renewable Energy Country Profiles - Special edition on islands

This special collection of country profiles takes stock of the latest developments in renewables in island settings around the world. Each profile provides a brief overview of energy supply, electrical generation and grid capacity, and energy access. The investment climate, targets, major projects and resource potential are also considered.

Full Report

  • 2012

Strategy 2030: A Blueprint for NDC Implementation in Pacific Island Countries

The Regional Pacific NDC Hub was formed to support the enhancement and implementation of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and commitments to the Paris Agreement. The Pacific SIDS are faced with substantial risks to their economic, social and environmental progress, despite their insignificant greenhouse gas emissions.

Strategy 2030 has been developed by the Reginal Pacific NDC Hub in close consultations with the PSIDS to convey the Hub's vision for sustainable development and economic growth. This publication sheds light on the challenges in the Pacific and also highlights the commitments of PSIDS for climate change mitigation, adaption and strengthening resilience against climate change for their livelihoods. It presents the work of the Hub along with key partners, goals, objectives and the anticipated strategic outcomes.

  • 2021

Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap (C-SERMS), Phase 1 Summary and Recommendations for Policymakers

The “Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap (C-SERMS), Phase 1 Summary and Recommendations for Policymakers” was published by The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in June 2013 with support from The Worldwatch Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Phase 1 of this regional roadmap provides an overview of the region’s current energy situation, recommends regional targets for renewable power capacity, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reductions in the short-term (2017), medium-term (2022), and long-term (2027), and outlines key strategies for achieving those goals. The 15 CARICOM countries covered are: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. For each country the report gives a RE resource assessment, overview of national RE planning, targets and support policies and the institutional and governance structure of the energy sector.

Full Report

  • 2013 |Worldwatch Institute
 

Contact

SIDS Lighthouses Initiative is supported and coordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

 
 

Please contact us at
Email: islands@irena.org
Phone: +971 2 417 9000