Information Resources

Photo of a red pyramid-shaped structure with a large light fixture at the top and a panel of circular solar cells on its side. Behind the structure rises a tower of cemented-together black rocks. In front of the red structure and rock tower are bright-green plants. A body of water and grey landscape under a grey, cloudy sky appear in the background.

Photovoltaics power a beacon at the top of an extinct volcano on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos.

To guide advances in the development and deployment of clean energy technologies in island nations and territories, the international partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN) provides information resources that can help island communities

  • Establish governmental policy that encourages energy efficiency measures and renewable energy development
  • Develop financing and other resources for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
  • Understand, integrate, and plan for energy efficiency and renewable energy technology options through direct technical assistance and information provided at island clean energy workshops.

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Island clean energy initiatives can also benefit from information available through other initiatives and organizations and from case studies of non-EDIN projects.

The National Renewable Laboratory (NREL) is the principal research laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In addition to providing EDIN project participants with technical assistance, NREL offers information about clean energy technologies and their deployment through its Learning About Renewable Energy and Applying Technologies websites.