Best Practices Guide: Economic and Financial Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects

Country

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Center for Environment has designed the Best Practices Guide Series to provide technical information on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energy and the environment to support international initiatives and promote the use of clean and innovative technologies. This series of Guides is adapted from coursework that is designed to develop technical leadership capacity in energy development and greenhouse gas emissions reduction that are both friendly to the environment and beneficial to economic growth. 

This Guide synthesizes the major conclusions and procedures for utilizing the analytic tools presented during the course and in training course materials. It is for financial decision-makers, project developers and others involved in the financing or development of renewable energy projects. It provides the analytic tools and technical understanding of renewable energy projects necessary to evaluate their economic and financial viability and to effectively structure such projects to meet requirements for project finance and market support.