Renewables in Cities & Lessons learned from scaling up solar PV
Thursday, 27. February 2020
9:00 AM (AM - GMT/UTC)

Renewables in Cities & Lessons learned from scaling up solar PV

This February, ISES is happy to once again welcome REN21  for one of our monthly webinars - this time introducing the first ever Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report.

REN21 project manager Lea Ranalder will give an overview of the report with a special focus on solar PV and solar thermal. Municipal governments have shown leadership by installing rooftop solar PV systems on public buildings such as schools, administrative buildings, and community centers and in this way, they can be a great lead in achieving the renewable energy transformation.

Also joining the webinar will be Duncan Gibb, project manager and analyst from REN21 giving an overview of the global uptake of solar energy.


  • The webinar will last 1 hour and include a Q/A session for the audience in which we welcome you to send in your questions.
  • The recording of the webinar as well as the presentation given will be made available after the webinar - ISES members can access these resources long term via the ISES webinar archive.


Webinar presentations


Lea Ranalder - REN21

Lea Ranalder is a Project Manager at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, coordinating the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. Previously at REN21, Lea worked on, and co-authored reports on the status of renewable energy in South and East Africa and Latin America; she also supported the International Renewable Energy Conferences in South Africa and Mexico. Prior to REN21, Lea co-founded an energy network for young professionals and worked at a Swedish environmental NGO where she initiated divestment campaigns. She holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Lund University.

Duncan Gibb - REN21

Duncan Gibb works as Project Manager and Analyst at REN21 and has a background in Renewable Energy Management. At REN21 Duncan is key to producing the GSR and focusses his work on the research and analysis of renewable energy technologies, systems and markets with a special focus on renewable heating and cooling.


Arabella Liehr - Moderator

Happy to welcome this webinars speaker and audience as webinar moderator is ISES Communications and Outreach Officer Arabella Liehr. Having graduated from Goldsmiths College at the University of London, Arabella brings her background in political science to the realm of solar and renewable energy following her research focus on democratic and sustainable societal processes. Arabella has joined the ISES team in 2018, working on the ISES webinars, infographics, outreach and publications, congresses and the ISES monthly newsletter.