Capacity needs diagnostics for renewable energies (CaDRE)
The capacity needs diagnostics for renewable energies (CaDRE) toolbox consists of a collection of tools that can be used for different CaDRE tasks.
Under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial Multilateral Working Group on Solar and Wind Energy Technologies, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have partnered to develop the Capacity Needs Diagnostics for Renewable Energies (CaDRE), a guide for conducting renewable energy capacity needs assessments.
The goal of the CaDRE is to offer policy makers, institutions and practitioners the necessary tools and methodologies for conducting a gap analysis of the current capacity of the renewable energy industry, specifically regarding wind and solar technologies. The gaps and needs that this analysis exposes will identify the areas which need to be addressed to support the further deployment of renewable energy. CaDRE is composed of a handbook, outlining the systematic process and a toolbox, consisting of a number of tools that can be used for the different CaDRE tasks.
The handbook provides a step-by-step guide to help practitioners plan and conduct comprehensive capacity needs diagnostics at a national, regional or local level.