The Lighthouses Initiative Quickscan allows islands to quickly assess their readiness to deploy renewable energy in the power sector. The Quickscan is government-led and is supported by analysis from IRENA or other partners of the Initiative. It aims to:
The core of the Quickscan is a targeted questionnaire covering seven elements that are critical to a successful transition to renewable energy:
The Quickscan involves engagement with government experts and other stakeholders, and collects supporting data to validate answers provided.
The results of the Quickscans are analysed to produce a score chart identifying specific barriers to or opportunities for renewables deployment in each small island developing state (SIDS), regionally and among islands with shared characteristics. A Quickscan can be completed on a regular basis to measure progress in the areas identified.
Quickscan methodology in detail (hyperlink to a PDF, to open in a browser, in a new tab, to be provided)
Any SIDS, Lighthouses partner or other entity interested in the Quickscan process may contact IRENA at firstname.lastname@example.org.