Customer Login:


Register    |    Forgot Password?    |    Close
Renewable Electricity Sector Country Assessment: Ireland
Click here for free
Country report (Ireland)

This report gives a comprehensive overview and analysis of the renewable electricity sector in Ireland. The analysis is provided across six primary indices used to categorise opportunity and risk.

For further explanation about the indices, see Our Process.

Renewable Electricity Incentives in the OECD, China and India 2011/2012: Investment and Operating Support Programmes (price: £350 + VAT)

Please click here for a
sample chapter (Belgium)


Please click here for a flyer.

Key features of this report:

  • Quick and easy comparisons of the latest solar and wind power incentives.
  • An authoritative source for 33 major countries including China and India.
  • Key market statistics describing the climate for renewable electricity investment.

  Current Reports:

Country Assessment of Renewable Electricity Sector: Sweden
This report gives a comprehensive overview and analysis of the renewable electricity sector in Sweden. The analysis is provided across six primary indices used to categorise opportunity and risk. There are a further series of sub-indices or measures to provide a comparative value for each of the critical features of the primary indices. For further explanation about the indices, see Our Process.

The Asia-Pacific Renewable Electricity Sector: A Country Comparison of Risks and Opportunities
The Asia-Pacific region is becoming increasingly important as a driver for world economic growth and as an investment destination. Renewable power is not yet viewed as the solution to rapidly rising energy demand by most governments in the region, however they are increasingly aware of the importance of reducing their dependence on energy imports and of participating in the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy also represents a low-cost solution to the problem of rural electrification. For these reasons, countries in the region have established legal frameworks to support renewable electricity deployment — both by improving incentives on offer, and by restructuring their power sectors.

This report, similar to London Research International’s pioneering report for 20 European countries, provides a detailed analysis of the renewable electricity sector of 11 key countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Involving a spectrum of geopolitical considerations and market factors, the analysis assigns numerical scores to each country in terms of both risks and opportunities involved in investing in renewable electricity development.

Please click for a flyer.

Renewable Electricity Incentives in Central and South America, 2011/2012: Investment and Operating Support Programme
Renewable electricity is continually being deployed as both developed and developing countries acknowledge the urgent need to cut GHG emissions and the contribution that renewable energy can make towards energy security. However, the high cost of deployment is such that government incentives continue to be required.

Incentive schemes have already been established in various countries to attract investor capital and spur development. A major challenge for renewable power developers lies in identifying which of these incentive schemes offer good value for money and the predictability needed to justify the initial capital outlay.

This report is an authoritative source allowing for quick and easy comparison of the latest incentives on offer for different renewable technologies in 11 Central and South American countries. Combining key electricity market statistics with an analysis of operating and investment incentives for each country, the report provides concise but comprehensive information regarding the climate for renewable electricity investment. .

Please click for a flyer.
 Our Process

LRI's Renewable Energy Database publications provide a wealth of information and analysis for assessing the renewable energy sector in a region, a country or for a specific technology.

At REdatabase we understand that the renewable energy sector is complex and evolving rapidly, and that reliable data is a prerequisite for sound decision-making. We understand too that raw data alone is sometimes confusing and that the real value of information is released when clear and understandable formats are used.

REdatabase employs a range of research methods to ensure that our clients and customers have access to the latest information in a useable and accessible format.

In addition to sourcing the most current and accurate data, REdatabase uses a series of opportunities and risks indices which provide an accurate means of appraising and comparing the renewable energy sectors in different countries. A typical example of one such set of indices used to analyse European countries is provided below:

Opportunities Indices

  1. Government incentive opportunities (Rating /5)
    How attractive to investors and developers are the government's incentives for renewable electricity development?
    Primary support mechanism; Incentive duration; Bespoke support for emerging generating technologies.

  2. Power market opportunities (Rating /5)
    How much demand is there or will there be for renewable electricity?
    Demand for increased renewable electricity capacity; Energy security and reliance on imported energy sources; Nuclear power industry.

  3. Renewable electricity technology opportunities
    What types of renewable electricity technologies are already established and which are emerging in the market concerned?

    Established Technologies-onshore wind, small hydro, solid biomass combustion, landfill gas, sewage gas.
    Emerging Technologies-offshore wind, wave and tidal, solar PV, concentrated solar, advanced conversion forms of biomass, etc.

Risk Indices

  1. Political will risk (Rating /5)
    How committed is the government in question to meeting its pledged targets on renewable energy and electricity and how stable is renewable electricity development on the political agenda?
    Political drivers (the need for expansion of renewable electricity capacity); Political change; Public opposition; Nuclear support

  2. Grid connection risk (Rating /5)
    How serious is the problem of grid connection for renewable electricity installations?
    Non-discriminatory access; Availability and clarity; Costs; Investment in maintenance and improvement

  3. Planning permission risk (Rating /5)
    How serious is the problem of securing planning permission for renewable electricity installations?
    Clarity; Time; Refusals; Improvement - a central resource for the low carbon economy, connecting people and businesses with low carbon products and services, information, initiatives, and each other

We promote and develop renewable energy projects, focusing on solar, wind and hydro power plants in Spain.

We supply 100% green energy certified by the CNE. We are also market agents for renewable plants with CNE, OMEL and REE.

© Copyright 2009 - 2011 London Research International Ltd. All rights reserved. London Research International | Privacy Policy and Legal Notice | Terms and Conditions