The Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group strives to promote the accelerated deployment of solar and wind technologies worldwide.
The Working Group’s current focus is on two projects; the first project, carried out by the IEA’s Renewable Energy Division, analyses different approaches for system and market integration of variable renewable energies. It also entails a capacity building component in emerging economies. The second project, carried out by IRENA, analyses various design options of the auction scheme and focuses on presenting lessons learned and best practices on how governments can design and implement auctions in the most cost efficient way while ensuring that projects awarded come online in a timely manner.
The lead countries of Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain represent some of the most advanced and experienced countries in the field of wind and solar energy and wish to make use of their experience by supporting the global scaling-up of renewable energy technologies. They invite other interested countries to join the Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group.
Participation in the Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group includes the following two levels of commitment:
- Active participation in the government dialogue within the Working Group on the different fields of action
- Contributing to and facilitating expert discussions in order to make progress on the actions proposed.