RE Resource Mapping

In order to attract developers and investors, countries need help understanding their renewable energy resource potential. High-level country maps of solar and wind potential have been carried out sporadically using different methodologies. Estimates of renewable energy resources in developing countries tend to be less certain due to a lack of ground-based measurement data for validation purposes. As a result, this increases the risk for developers, and raises costs. 

ESMAP’s initiative on RE Resource Mapping launched in 2012 and helps countries to map their renewable energy resource potential using the latest methodologies, and then incorporate this data into national planning.

For more information, see our Procurement DetailsSolar Resource Measurement Guidelines and Wind Resource Measurement Guidelines.