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Intermediate Map GHI 2013 (intermediate_pv_ghi)

Intermediate Map GHI 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 100Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_grid_100km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 100Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 100 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 150Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_grid_150km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 150Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 150 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 20Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_grid_20km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 20Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 20 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 50Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_grid_50km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 50Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 50 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 75Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_grid_75km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 75Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 75 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 100Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_offgrid_100km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 100Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 100 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 150Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_offgrid_150km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 150Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 150 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 20Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_offgrid_20km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 20Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 20 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 50Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_offgrid_50km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 50Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 50 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 75Km 2013 (intermediate_pv_offgrid_75km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 75Km 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 75 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Population 2013 (intermediate_pv_population_grid)

Intermediate Map Population 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - a population density below 500 hab/km2; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Slope 2013 (intermediate_pv_slope)

Intermediate Map Slope 2013 for Solar PV opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - Slope below 45% The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Elevation 2013 (intermediate_wind_elevation)

Intermediate Map Elevation 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - elevation below 2000m; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Grid Connected 100Km 2013 (intermediate_wind_grid_100km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 100Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 100 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Grid Connected 150Km (intermediate_wind_grid_150km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 150Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 150 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Grid Connected 50km 2013 (intermediate_wind_grid_50km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 50Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 50 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Grid Connected 75km 2013 (intermediate_wind_grid_75km)

Intermediate Map Grid Connected 75Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 75 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Off-Grid 100Km 2013 (intermediate_wind_offgrid_100km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 100Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 100 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Off-Grid 150Km 2013 (intermediate_wind_offgrid_150km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 150Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 150 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Off-Grid 50Km 2013 (intermediate_wind_offgrid_50km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 50Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 50 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Off-Grid 75Km 2013 (intermediate_wind_offgrid_75km)

Intermediate Map Off-Grid 75Km 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 75 km from the existing grid; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind Slope 2013 (intermediate_wind_slope)

Intermediate Map Slope 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - slope below 20%; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Intermediate Map Wind WindSpeed 2013 (intermediate_wind_windspeed)

Intermediate Map Wind Speed 2013 for Wind opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV Grid Connected 100km 2013 (pv_cent_100)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 100 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV Grid Connected 150km 2013 (pv_cent_150)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 150 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV Grid Connected 20km 2013 (pv_cent_20)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 20 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV Grid Connected 75km 2013 (pv_cent_75)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 75 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV off-Grid 100km 2013 (pv_descent_100)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 100 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV off-Grid 150km 2013 (pv_descent_150)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 150 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV off-Grid 20km 2013 (pv_descent_20)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 20 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV off-Grid 50km 2013 (pv_descent_50)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 50 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Solar PV off-Grid 75km 2013 (pv_descent_75)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 75 km from the existing grid; - for a annual global horizontal irradiation starting from 1500 kwh/m2/y, suitable at 2100 kwh/m2/y and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind Grid Connected 100km 2013 (wind_cent_100_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 100 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind Grid Connected 150km 2013 (wind_cent_150_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 150 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind Grid Connected 50km 2013 (wind_cent_50_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 50 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind Grid Connected 75km 2013 (wind_cent_75_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for grid connected applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - less than 75 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a population density below 500 hab/km2; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind off-Grid 100km 2013 (wind_descent_100_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 100 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind off-Grid 150km 2013 (wind_descent_150_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 150 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind off-Grid 50km 2013 (wind_descent_50_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 50 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

Wind off-Grid 75km 2013 (wind_descent_75_wgs84)

Opportunity scores for offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Illustration for the following parameters: - further than 75 km from the existing grid; - for a wind speed starting from 4.5 m/s, suitable at 7 m/s and beyond; - a non-null population density; - not in forested areas, water bodies or protected areas; - not above 2000m. The scores are allocated as follows: the minimum score for a parameter starts at 0, with the minimum acceptable value. It increases linearly to 1 (100%), when a suitable value is reached. The value is maintained to 100% beyond this value. In our demonstration, the final score for a location is the average of the scores for each parameter. Limitations of the methods are indicated in the related report, available at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx Project: Opportunity areas for grid connected and offgrid applications in the ECOWAS region. Project initiated under the Global Atlas initiative as a contribution to the GEOSS AIP 6. The proposed maps illustrate the capabilities of the Global Atlas for spatial planning purposes, in the case of the ECOWAS region. This demonstration shows a first range of possibilities for opportunity areas, based on a range of assumptions. The purpose of this demonstration is not to provide definitive assessment of opportunity zones for future developments, but to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders of the region on the regional opportunities for solar and wind resources. The outcomes of this first cut analysis, and the selected assumptions, are to be reviewed in partnership with the regional stakeholders.Find the full report at: http://www.irena.org/globalatlas/Publication.aspx

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