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IRENA Renewable Energy IRENA Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Innovation Policy: Success Criteria and Strategies

This report aims to establish an analytical process to clarify contextual determinants of RET innovation and promote durable, coherent renewable energy innovation policy development across a wide range of national and sub-national contexts. The report identifies broad success criteria for renewable energy innovation policy and suggests strategic policy orientations to advance RET innovation in the context of constrained options, competition for resources, and national economic development goals. Successful renewable energy innovation policy regimes meet two broad criteria:
1)They promote sustained multi-stakeholder engagement around an achievable, shared vision;
2)They appropriately position a country or region to anticipate and benefit from renewable energy technology flows.