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On this page, you can find resources and tools to help in the design and implementation of LEDS. These include case studies, policy guides, manuals, research papers, training resources and webinars all from a wide range of sources. They are listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent at the top.

You can filter the resources by regions and working groups and sub-themes in the filter below. For ease of reference, some key resources created by LEDS GP working groups are also collated under working group pages.

Featured LEDS GP toolkits:

Development impact assessment toolkit

Energy toolkit

Transport toolkit

Resource guide for NDC finance

If there is a resource that you think should be included in our list, please email us at secretariat@ledsgp.org.

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Introducing the LEDS Europe and Eurasia 'City Energy Planning Toolkit'

Discover the LEDS Europe and Eurasia regional platform (LEDS EEP) City Energy Planning Toolkit, which provides a comprehensive collection of energy modelling tools that can be used for planning city [more]…

The Renewable Energy Explorer (RE Explorer) portal

The RE Explorer portal provides renewable energy data, analytical tools, and technical assistance to developers, policymakers, and decision makers in developing countries. Accurate renewable energy resource data and other geographic information [more]…

Low carbon microgrids toolkit: Electricity for remote populations

The objective of this toolkit, 'Low carbon microgrids - economically viable and renewable-based solution to electrification of remote areas', is to assist stakeholders involved in the development of microgrids towards [more]…

Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) toolkit and framework

The Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) toolkit provides information on available datasets, studies, tools, and other technical resources to support the LEDS process. The customized search boxes below allow a user [more]…

EnergyPlus weather data

Weather data for more than 2100 locations are now available in EnergyPlus weather format — 1042 locations in the USA, 71 locations in Canada, and more than 1000 locations in [more]…

Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) dataset

Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) dataset promotes commercial use of NASA global solar and meteorological data for photovoltaic and renewable energy system design needs. NASA, through its Science Mission Directorate, has [more]…

Power Technologies Energy Data Book

The Power Technologies Energy Data Book includes up-to-date information on power technologies, including complete technology profiles. The document is prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)'s Strategic Energy Analysis Center, [more]…

The RAPID Toolkit

The Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit provides information about permits and regulations that affect renewable energy and bulk transmission projects. Uncertainty about the duration and outcome of the [more]…

Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world

Concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world compiles data on CSP plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. The database is run by SolarPACES - Solar [more]…

The Open PV Project

The Open PV Project is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a comprehensive database of photovoltaic (PV) installation data for the United States. Open PV [more]…

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