Clarke Energy Associates

RETScreen Training with Clarke Energy Associates

Renewable Energy Investment Analysis Using RETScreen* - Advanced Workshops offer by Dr. Clarke.


Clarke Energy Associates presents Advanced Workshops on Renewable Energy Investment Analysis using RETScreen to both the general public and to private clients at their sites.

RETScreen is a powerful clean energy project analysis spreadsheet software developed by NRCan. It is widely used having been downloaded free of cost from the RETScreen website by more than 215,000 users in 222 countries and territories, and is available in 35 languages.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to build investment quality decision making models for photovoltaics, wind, biogas, hydro, and combined heat and power (CHP/Cogen) projects based on bottom's-up engineering process models.

Participants will learn about the analytical methods employed by the recent RETScreen Version 4, together with its databases concerning NASA renewable energy resources, products and suppliers, and UNFCCC carbon baselines. Analysis methods include energy systems, financial (NPV, ROR, IRR, DSCR, etc), economic, risk and sensitivity, greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis.

While the workshop will focus on imparting hands-on skills on the use of RETScreen, participants will also gain insights that will enable their self-learning about the financial and economic principles behind the models.

This workshop is suitable for those involved in renewable energy investment analysis, banking and lending, insurance, credit/certificate (REC) analysis, carbon trading, investment due diligence, feasibility analysis, project finance, infrastructure finance, business development, project development, venture capital, private equity, banking, family offices etc.

The instructor is Dr. Roland Clarke who conducted in-house workshops for the World Bank in Washington DC,  Hanoi - Vietnam, Beijing - China, Manila - the Philippines and Jakarta - Indonesia.

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to enquire about the next public course or to arrange a private course at a facility suited to you. Course fees are usually payable via PayPal or credit/debit cards using the "Buy Now" button below.

Our next public course will be detailed on our next page. Stay tuned.

Dr. Clarke is also available for follow-up consultations, internal training, integration of RETScreen into a company’s systems, and due diligence analysis.

*RETSCREEN is a registered trademark of the Minister of Natural Resources Canada.