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Clean Energy Solutions Center

Country of registration: 
Network member number: 
N0052
Acronym: 
CESC
Address: 

National Renewable Energy laboratory,
Victoria Healey -MS/RSF 401,
15013 Denver Parkway
Golden, CO 80401-3305, USA

Relation to CTCN: 
Network Member
Knowledge Partner
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Type of organisation: 
Initiative
Type of climate technology services: 

The Clean Energy Solutions Center is a Web-based resource that helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of clean-energy technologies. The Solutions Center’s three main offerings are Ask an Expert policy assistance, training and peer-to-peer learning forums, and a rich library of technical tools and publications. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.  The Solutions Center’s primary sponsors are the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Australian Department of Industry (ADOI).
  

Organisation name (local): 
Clean Energy Solutions Center
Acronym (local): 
CESC
Active in: 
Worldwide

Contributions

  • The Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Objective: 

    This working paper undertakes econometric analysis to assess the impacts of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. It also assesses how countries’ investment environments interact with climate mitigation policies to influence investment and patent activity in renewable power.

  • A Powering Agriculture Guide on Integrating Gender in the Deployment of Clean Energy Solutions for Agriculture

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Objective: 

    This document is intended to help unlock the potential demand for clean energy solutions (CES) among women farmers, who have been under-targeted and underserved. It provides best practices on how to integrate gender at all levels—individual community, and within CES organization. The guide includes a checklist that can help in developing a gender-responsive strategy to increase the sales of CES technology to both female and male clients.

  • Pathways to 100: An Energy Supply Transformation Primer for U.S. Cities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Objective: 

    This document provides a high-level map of pathways for municipal energy supply transformation that is structured around a three-step process for cities to identify a pathway forward:

    1. map the city’s energy landscape,
    2. identify available strategies and
    3. organize for energy transformation.
  • Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Objective: 

    This report provides updates on auctions as a mechanism for price discovery and market development. Chapter 1 gives the highlights of renewable energy auctions held or announced in 2016. Chapter 2 reviews the main trends and analyses the evolution of prices resulting from auctions. Price determinants, analyzed in Chapter 3, include access to finance and country-specific conditions, investor confidence and a conducive environment, other policies aimed at supporting renewable energy development, and auction design elements.

  • The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    This book steps into the new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. Chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition and emphasize specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries. The authors contribute diversity of experience drawn from all major regions of the world, representing a compendium of what has been learned from recent initiatives—mostly at the country level—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Leonardo Energy Good Practice Guide

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The guides provided on this website covers power quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, electrical networks and electricity for buildings. The site provides thematic overviews of more than 70 published application notes in 10 themes.

  • Credit Guarantees: Challenging Their Role in Improving Access to Finance in the Pacific Region

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Despite adequate liquidity, commercial banks in the Pacific are often reluctant to extend business credit, which is a serious constraint to business operations and broader economic development. The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative—a regional technical assistance facility cofinanced by ADB, the Government of Australia, and the Government of New Zealand—has undertaken landmark secured transaction reforms in eight Pacific Island countries.

  • Evolution of Incentives to Sustain the Transition to a Global Electric Vehicle Fleet

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    This report assesses near-term electric vehicle market trends to inform on how governments might optimally evolve their electric vehicle incentive programs to sustain market growth. The authors analyze prevailing per-vehicle purchasing incentives and how government outlays increase to maintain these incentives as the market grows. They then assess how electric vehicle costs—for varying electric ranges—are reduced in the approximate time frame of 2020–2025 due to increased battery production.

  • Understanding Options for ILUC Mitigation

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    This report surveys the existing literature on methodologies related to the certification of low indirect land use change biofuel projects through different measures. It also assesses the potential challenges, risks and loopholes that could arise from using these methodologies

  • Understanding Options for ILUC Mitigation

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    This report surveys the existing literature on methodologies related to the certification of low indirect land use change biofuel projects through different measures. It also assesses the potential challenges, risks and loopholes that could arise from using these methodologies

  • Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Objective: 

    This document brings report the key messages that emerged from the Third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC 2016), including the importance of (1) mainstreaming off-grid renewable energy in national rural electrification strategies, (2) creating an ecosystem to accelerate deployment, (3) designing dedicated policies and regulations for the off-grid sector, (4) unlocking capital for energy access, (5) identifying the right business models for deploying off-grid renewables, (6) innovating to improve accessibility, reliability and range of electricity services, (7) stren

  • Addressing Climate Vulnerability for Power System Resilience and Energy Security: A Focus on Hydropower Resources

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    This paper is intended to inform energy planners and investors about (1) how climate change can affect power generation resources, particularly hydropower resources and (2) an approach that can be taken to address climate change risks, both at the project level and the sector level, to improve power system resilience and enhance energy security.

  • Alternatives to Bank Finance: Role of Carbon Tax and Hometown Investment Trust Funds in Developing Green Energy Projects in Asia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    The paper provides a theoretical model for combining utilization of a carbon tax and a new way of financing risky capital (i.e., hometown investment trust funds).

  • Alternatives to Bank Finance: Role of Carbon Tax and Hometown Investment Trust Funds in Developing Green Energy Projects in Asia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, July 1, 2017
    Objective: 

    Hometown investment trust funds, with revenues from taxes on pollutants, could provide much-needed finance for green energy projects.

  • The Energy Challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    This pair of linked reports explores the scientific, technical economic, and policy opportunities for renewable energy technologies to address Africa’s electricity generation shortfall and tackle the challenge of energy poverty. The reports identify issues of underinvestment in energy resources at household, national and regional levels, and they highlight the importance of state policy and institutions in meeting the energy challenge.

  • Technology Roadmap: How2Guide for Bioenergy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    This roadmap is designed to provide stakeholders from government, industry and other bioenergy-related institutions with the methodology and tools required to successfully plan and implement a roadmap for bioenergy at the national or regional level. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive list of steps and issues to be considered at each phase of bioenergy roadmapping and deployment. Selected case studies provide the reader with an overview of existing technology applications.

  • Online Calculator: Compare Electric and Combustion Vehicles' Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, June 16, 2017

    This web-based tool is intended to help policymakers and consumer organizations make fair comparisons of combustion and electric vehicles in order to enable the design of incentive schemes for market uptake. The tool is updated regularly to account of for new information in the market.

  • REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the Global Energy Transformation

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, June 16, 2017

    REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for a sustainable energy future. As this third edition emphasizes, accelerated deployment will fuel economic growth, create new employment opportunities, enhance human welfare and contribute to a climate-safe future.

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India: Current Scenario and Market Incentives

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, June 16, 2017

    This study evaluates the performance of hybrid and electric models available on the Indian market (1) in comparison to their non-hybrid or non-electric base models and (2) in the context of fuel economy regulations in India as well as life-cycle CO2 emissions.

  • American Samoa’s Solar+Storage Microgrid

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The island of Ta’u in the U.S. territory of American Samoa relied heavily on diesel generation to meet its electricity needs until a “solar+storage” microgrid was installed in 2016. Now, instead of USING 300 gallons of imported diesel fuel every day, the island’s homes and businesses are almost entirely powered by solar+storage. A 1.4-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) and 6-megawatt-hour storage system developed can power the entire island for three days without sunlight and can fully recharge in seven hours.

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