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Global Solar and Wind Atlas Initiative .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Global Solar and Wind Atlas Initiative
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Information
  • Submitted by: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: indicators, renewable energy, access to energy, energy efficiency
  • Location: worldwide
  • Date of completion: 2014
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
A global portal for renewable potentials will be available end 2012. 2012
Tested indicators will be developed for each datasets (solar and wind), future advanced datasets would incorporate an uncertainty estimate. 2013
Through active and wide participation of supporting countries, data on bioenergy, geothermal and hydropower will be added to the atlas. 2014
Description
Partner(s)
IRENA Members and IRENA Signatories
Open to additional partners
Description/achievement of initiative
Assessment of renewable energy potentials to countries, sufficiently documented to initiate financing for ground measurement campaigns in strategic locations, plan investments and infrastructures.
Implementation methodologies
Provide an authorative assessment of renewable energy potentials to countries, sufficiently documented to initiate financing for ground measurement campaigns in strategic locations, plan investments and infrastructures. The initiative is carried on under the Clean energy Ministerial Multilateral Solar and Wind working group. Supporting countries are Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

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