Renewable energy technology innovation policy: a process development guide

This report is intended to serve as a guide for policy makers in implementing national or sub-national policies to support innovations in Renewable Energy Technology (RET). It provides a structured process for RET innovation policy development and inter alia attempts to answer diverse questions that may be of interest to policy makers; for example: What roles do existing resources and capacities play in shaping innovation policy?; What types of innovation are most suitable for each designated situation?; How can innovation policies be aligned with overarching governmental policy objectives in order to promote their success?; Which renewable energy (RE) technologies should be prioritised?; What specific policy instruments should be applied and who should be involved in their design, implementation and governance?; What strategic signals should be sent to external
stakeholders to optimise this approach to innovation?