The deployment of renewable energy depends on many issues external to standards, such as Feed-in Tariffs (FiT), building regulations, planning, environmental factors, and economic standing. However, standards have been used in combination with certification and other policies, regulations and drivers to open up or restrict access to markets.
A key area here is understanding standards, knowing what they are and why they are a benefit to all stakeholders. A number of presentations and reports about the benefits of standards have already been produced. In 2006 UNIDO published an excellent guide to standardisation (UNIDO under the "Market access and trade facilitation support for South Asian least developed countries, through strengthening institutional and national capacities related to standards, metrology, testing and quality.) which explains their benefits and their role in supporting trade.