Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technology Screen (RETScreen)

Developer or Source: Natural Resources Canada

The RETScreen Software Suite, which consists of RETScreen 4 and RETScreen Plus, is a decision-support tool used to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of renewable-energy and energy-efficient technologies (RETs). RETScreen 4 is an Excel-based clean energy project analysis tool that helps decision makers quickly and inexpensively determine the technical and financial viability of potential renewable energy, energy efficiency and cogeneration projects. RETScreen Plus is a Windows-based energy management tool that allows project owners to easily verify the ongoing energy performance of their facilities.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Renewable Energy
Scale: Sub-national, Project-Level
Expertise Level: Generalist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Guidance: Presentation: "Mitigation Methods and Tools in the Energy Sector" by UNFCCC unfccc.int/resource/cd_roms/na1/mitigation/Module_5/Module_5_1/a_Mitigation_assessment_tools_energy/Module5_1.ppt RETScreen Textbook by Natural Resources Canada www.retscreen.net/ang/d_t_info.php Presentation: "Status of Clean Energy Technologies" by Natural Resources Canada www.retscreen.net/download.php/ang/545/1/Course_intro_b.ppt Presentation and Transcript: "Clean Energy Policy Analysis with RETScreen" by Clean Energy Solutions cleanenergysolutions.org/training/clean-energy-policy-analysis-retscreen
Inputs Needed: Energy project parameters Facility parameters
Outputs Provided: (1) Technical and financial viability of renewable energy energy efficiency and cogen projects and (2) Verify facility energy performance
Languages: English, Spanish, Other
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