Reports on the Status of Solar and Renewable Energies

A collection of reports from ISES Members and Partners on the status of renewable energy on a local to a global scale.

REN21: Renewables Global Futures Report: Great debates towards 100% renewable energy


In a new REN21 report, 114 renewable energy experts from around the world share their views on some of the most pressing subjects facing the renewable energy industry, including:

  •  100% renewables by 2050: likelihood and feasibility
  •  The future of heating: thermal versus electrification
  •  Renewables in transport: electric versus biofuels

The full report can be viewed here.

Decentralized Renewables: From Promise to Progress


A Policy Roadmap for Clean, Rapid Rural Electricity Access

To end energy poverty, we need to change business as usual. Power For All's new report calls for action: to set the target, end the implementation gap and give the decentralized renewable energy sector a leading role in policy making. Read the report here.

The Age of Renewable Power: Designing national roadmaps for a successful transformation

This report, a key part of IRENA’s Power Sector Transformation package, provides a framework for developing national roadmaps to guide each country’s power sector towards reliance on mainly renewable energy sources.

The full report can be viewed here.

Big Solar - How to; A Plan for Big Solar (2015)

Authors: Marc Perez and Richard Perez

This 2015 document provides an update to the 2009 note "A fundamental look at energy reserves for the planet", published by the authors for the IEA Solar Heating & Cooling programme.

The update can be found here.

REN21: Renewables Global Status Report 2015

The report draws on an international network of over 500 authors, contributors, and reviewers from over 130 countries.