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What software and information is available to help screen and design clean energy projects or systems in my country?


 
Overview
Planning renewable energy and energy efficiency projects involves evaluating technologies that may be new and unfamiliar to decision makers, determining whether a given system design will meet energy demand or savings requirements, and predicting how equipment will perform under different weather conditions. Computer models help planners with these tasks.

 
What types of climate-related projects are planned for my country?

Featured Project Databases

UNEP-Risoe Centre for Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development CDM/JI Pipleline Analysis and Database
The UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipleine Analysis and Database is a website that provides analysis results and lists of projects submitted to the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation Kyoto Protocol mechanisms of the carbon market. The website includes lists of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects organized by country and project type. The lists can be downloaded as Excel spreadsheets. The website also includes a library of CDM guidebooks that can be downloaded as PDF files.

 
How can I predict the performance of building energy systems?
Building System Models These models predict the performance of building energy systems, given information about weather at the building's location, descriptions of the building envelope and HVAC systems, characteristics of on-site power generation equipment, and energy consumption patterns defined by temperature set-points, lighting schedules and room occupancy levels. Building energy system models are complex models that require experience with simulation software and knowledge of building energy systems.

EnergyPlus
EnergyPlus is building simulation software that models the performance a building's heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, and water systems. The model is designed to help building engineers and architects size HVAC equipment for new buildings and for retrofit projects. The analyst provides a description of the building with information about indoor climate requirements, and the model calculates the building's heating and cooling loads and energy consumption. The model requires both a high level of technical knowledge of building systems and of computer modeling.
Energy-10
Energy-10 is Windows-based building energy and simulation model available for purchase from the Sustainable Buildings Energy Council. The model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and allows architects and building engineers to analyze energy cost and savings of different building design options, including daylighting, passive solar heating and cooling, photovoltaic systems, natural ventilation, building insulation, and use of high-performance elements such as windows, lighting systems, and mechanical equipment.

 
How can I predict the performance of power systems?
Power System Models Power system models help with evaluating design options and comparing different technologies for electricity generation projects. The following models require some knowledge of renewable energy technologies, information about installation costs and financial assumptions, and weather data. The different models include built-in datasets for some of these input requirements.

HOMER
HOMER is a free Windows-based optimization model designed to help decision-makers and engineers choose among the wide range of options for small power systems, including power systems based on conventional and renewable technologies. HOMER can model standalone or grid-connected systems, and systems based on a single technology or hybrid power systems. It aids in the evaluation of systems that may include fuel-based generators, solar panels, wind turbines, micro-hydro systems, with or without electric storage. HOMER requires information about equipment costs and energy resource data to run. HOMER includes component libraries for a selection of wind turbines and batteries.
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software
RETScreen is a Microsoft Excel-based model for decision makers to evaluate clean power projects using renewable energy, cogeneration, district energy, heating and cooling technologies as well as energy efficiency projects. The software is intended for energy professionals involved in analyzing the financial viability of potential projects, and allows for analyzing energy production and/or savings, project costs, emission reductions, financing options and sensitivity/risk analysis. The software is available for free, includes extensive training materials, and is available in 35 languages. RETScreen provides access to global climate and equipment datasets. RETScreen includes databases of equipment and links to weather data.
Solar Advisor Model
The Solar Advisor Model (SAM) is a free model that runs on Windows or Mac computers and models grid-connected solar electric power systems based on photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. SAM can model flat-plate and concentrating photovoltaic systems, and parabolic trough, dish-Stirling, and power tower concentrating solar power systems. The model combines a performance and economic model to predict system output and estimate project costs under different financing and incentive scenarios. SAM requires some knowledge of solar technologies and renewable energy project financing, installation and operation cost information, and weather data for the project location. Free weather data for SAM is available in the Internet for many locations around the world. SAM includes a set of weather files for U.S. locations, and component libraries for a selection of system components, including modules and inverters for photovoltaic systems, and turbines and other components for concentrating solar power technologies.
PVWatts
PVWatts is a free, web-based model the predicts the performance and calculates the cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic power systems using a derating factor to represent the performance of the entire system. Version 1 includes locations outside of the U.S. Version 2 uses a map tool to select U.S. locations.

 
What other models and tools are available to help guide me through the screening and design process?
Resources for Finding other Models and Tools

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Databases and Software
The Energy Research Centre conducts research on sustainable energy. It distributes publications and several clean energy calculators and databases for free on its website, and sells other models for clean energy cost and performance evaluation.
NREL Analysis Models and Tools
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Energy Analysis Models and Tools website lists and describes computer models and tools developed at the laboratory.
U.S. DOE Building Energy Software Tools Directory
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Software Tools Directory lists and describes computer models, databases, and other tools designed to evaluate renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability in buildings. Although the list emphasizes applications for building design, many have applications for other energy-related analyses.

Power System Design Guides Power system design guides include handbooks and other documents that describe procedures for designing power systems and implementing clean energy projects.

Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Design Resources
Sandia National Laboratories' photovoltaic design and installation website is a resource useful for learning about photovoltaic system design and installation issues.
World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit
The World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit, or REToolKit, is a collection of downloadable documents and links to web resources designed to assist World Bank staff and their country counterparts in their efforts to improve the design and implementation of renewable energy projects. The information includes case studies, standards specifications, terms of reference, and project reports that may serve as useful references to renewable energy professionals around the world.

 
How can I determine appropriate tools for energy system analysis?
Comparing System Analysis Tools

Tool Description Data Inputs Model Outputs Contacts Training Materials Example Products
HOMER Power system analysis Equipment costs and energy resource data Design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems for remote, stand-alone,

and distributed generation (DG) applications

NREL Off-grid PV-wind-hydro in Philippines
EnergyPlus Building energy system analysis EnergyPlus Weather Data Heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, water and other energy flow data for buildings US DOE Assessment of the Technical Potential for Micro-Cogeneration in Small Commerical Buildings across the United States
BEopt Building energy system analysis EnergyPlus Weather Data and many predefined options Optimal building design results US DOE Cold-Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes

Energy Efficiency Modeling/Analysis Tools
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Title Sector
Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Industry
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software Directory Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Buildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by Lucid Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Buildings
- ENERGY STAR
- HVAC
- LEED
Buildings - Commercial
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Solar
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Water Conservation
Wind
Climate Consultant Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
Cool Roof Calculator Buildings
Energy Efficiency
EGallon Vehicles
Energy Efficiency
Ecotect Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Energize Mobile Energy Efficiency
Energy Choice Simulator Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
Energy Efficiency Programs Platform Energy Efficiency
Energy Insight Energy Efficiency
EnergyAi Energy Efficiency
Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Genability Explorer Energy Efficiency
Green Building Studio Buildings
Energy Efficiency
GreenMeter Energy Efficiency
IAEA Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS) Capacity Building Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Energy Efficiency
Grid Assessment and Integration
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) System Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
- Waste to Energy
Buildings
Economic Development
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Food Supply
Forestry
Geothermal
Goods and Materials
- Embodied Energy
- Materials
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Offsets and Certificates
People and Policy
Solar
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
- Biofuels
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
Model for Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED-2) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Model for Energy Supply System Alternatives and their General Environmental Impacts (MESSAGE) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
MyEnergy's Universal Green Button Energy Efficiency
NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
NREL-EnergyPlus Train-the-Trainer Program Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
NREL-MapSearch Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Wind
National Energy Audit (NEAT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Opower Social Energy Efficiency
Opower Thermostat App Energy Efficiency
People Power 1.0 Energy Efficiency
Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Hydrogen
Fuels & Efficiency
Transportation
PlotWatt Energy Efficiency
Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software Biomass
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
- Landfill Gas
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
- Utility
Fuels & Efficiency
GHG Inventory Development
Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Multi-model Integration
Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations
SEAD Street Lighting Evaluation Tool Energy Efficiency
Sandbag Carbon Offset Map Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Industry
Solar
Wind
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Simple Energy Energy Efficiency
Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS) Energy Efficiency
Agriculture
Forestry
Snugg Home's iAudit Pro Energy Efficiency
Stopwattch Energy Efficiency
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisations Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Trace 700 Buildings
Energy Efficiency
USAID Energy Toolbox Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
USAID Toolkit for Increasing Energy Access Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
UnPlug Stuff Energy Efficiency
Water Energy Load Profiling (WELP) Tool Energy Efficiency
- Embodied Energy
Water Conservation
WattQuiz Energy Efficiency
What's My Power Energy Efficiency
Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
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Finance Modeling/Analysis Tools
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Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Buildings
Energy Efficiency
CREST Geothermal Geothermal
CREST Solar Solar
CREST Wind Wind
Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT)
Community for Energy, Environment and Development (COMMEND)
FCPower Case Study Data Hydrogen
Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) Model Hydrogen
NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
Wind
New Zealand Interactive Electricity Generation Cost Model 2010
RETFinance
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software Biomass
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
- Landfill Gas
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
- Utility
Fuels & Efficiency
GHG Inventory Development
Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Multi-model Integration
Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations
Transparent Cost Database Renewable Energy
Solar
Transportation
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- Biofuels
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
Fuels & Efficiency
Geothermal
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Vehicles
Water Power
Wind
USAID Energy Toolbox Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
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Infrastructure Modeling/Analysis Tools
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AGI-32 Buildings
BCHP Screening Tool Buildings
Industry
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software Directory Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Buildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by Lucid Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Buildings
- ENERGY STAR
- HVAC
- LEED
Buildings - Commercial
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Solar
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Water Conservation
Wind
CHP Emissions Reduction Estimator Buildings
Transportation
Industry
COMcheck Buildings
CTG Sustainable Communities Model Buildings
Transportation
Climate Consultant Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
Cool Roof Calculator Buildings
Energy Efficiency
DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software Buildings
Ecotect Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Elite Software Buildings
EnergyPlus 7.0 Buildings
Green Building Studio Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Honest Buildings Buildings
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) System Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
- Waste to Energy
Buildings
Economic Development
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Food Supply
Forestry
Geothermal
Goods and Materials
- Embodied Energy
- Materials
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Offsets and Certificates
People and Policy
Solar
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
- Biofuels
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
NREL-EnergyPlus Train-the-Trainer Program Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
National Energy Audit (NEAT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
OpenStudio Buildings
Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software Biomass
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
- Landfill Gas
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
- Utility
Fuels & Efficiency
GHG Inventory Development
Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Multi-model Integration
Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations
Radiance: Synthetic Imaging System Buildings
Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Buildings
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Purchased Electricity Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Stationary Combustion Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisations Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Trace 700 Buildings
Energy Efficiency
USAID Energy Toolbox Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
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All African Energy System Tools
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ADB-Methods and Tools for Energy Demand Projection
AGI-32 Buildings
Accounting for Co-benefits in Asia's Transportation Sector: Methods and Applications Transportation
Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Industry
Africa Data Dissemination Service
Agriculture and Land Use National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software Forestry
Agriculture
AgrometShell Agriculture
Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model
Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Vehicles
Economic Development
BCHP Screening Tool Buildings
Industry
BEST-Cement for China Industry
BEopt Buildings - Residential
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Industry
BioPower Atlas and BioFuels Atlas Biomass
Bioenergy KDF Renewable Energy
Biomass
Biofuels Techno-Economic Models Fuels & Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Transportation
Biomass Scenario Model Biomass
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software Directory Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Buildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by Lucid Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Buildings
- ENERGY STAR
- HVAC
- LEED
Buildings - Commercial
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Solar
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Water Conservation
Wind
CACTUS Water Power
CHP Emissions Reduction Estimator Buildings
Transportation
Industry
COMFAR III: Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting Industry
COMMUTER Model Transportation
COMcheck Buildings
CREST Geothermal Geothermal
CREST Solar Solar
CREST Wind Wind
CRiSTAL Project Management Tool
CTG Sustainable Communities Model Buildings
Transportation
CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator Forestry
California Biomass Collaborative Energy Cost Calculators Biomass
- Landfill Gas
- Waste to Energy
- Biofuels
Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT)
CarbonSolve Greenhouse Gas
Chalmers Climate Calculator
Clean Air-Cool Planet Small Town Carbon Calculator Buildings
Transportation
Greenhouse Gas
ClearPath GHG Inventory Development
Greenhouse Gas
Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)
Climate Consultant Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator
Community for Energy, Environment and Development (COMMEND)
Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects
Cool Farm Tool Agriculture
Cool Roof Calculator Buildings
Energy Efficiency
DASH Vehicles
DOE Energy Technology Prices and Trends Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software Buildings
Drive5 Vehicles
E3MG
EFFECT e-learning courses
EGallon Vehicles
Energy Efficiency
ENV-Linkages General Equilibrium Model
EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) Industry
Greenhouse Gas
EPA NONROAD Model Transportation
Agriculture
EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools
ERCOT Wind Scraper Wind
EcoTRX Vehicles
Ecofys-Sectoral Proposal Templates
Ecotect Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Electricity Data Browser
Electricity Market Complex Adaptive System
Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model
Elite Software Buildings
Emission Factors (EMFAC) Transportation
Energize Mobile Energy Efficiency
Energy Choice Simulator Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
Energy Efficiency Programs Platform Energy Efficiency
Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Non-renewable Energy
Energy Insight Energy Efficiency
Energy Monte Carlo (EMCEE) Non-renewable Energy
Energy Storage Computational Tool Grid Assessment and Integration
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL)
Energy Transition Model
Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP)
Energy by State Economic Development
EnergyAi Energy Efficiency
EnergyPLAN
EnergyPlus 7.0 Buildings
Estimating Mitigation Potential of Agricultural Projects: an Application of the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) Agriculture
European Commission Impact Assessment Tools
Ex Ante Appraisal Carbon-Balance Tool (EX-ACT)
FAO-Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC) Agriculture
FCPower Case Study Data Hydrogen
FRee Energy Data (FRED)
Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Financial and Cost Assessment Model (FICAM) Greenhouse Gas
FleetAtlas Transportation
Forest Carbon Index Forestry
Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) Model Hydrogen
Fuel Economy Coach Vehicles
GHGenius Transportation
GREET Fleet Transportation
Genability Explorer Energy Efficiency
Generation and Transmission Maximization Model
Geospatial Toolkit Solar
Wind
Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) Webinar
Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Geothermal
Geothermal Prospector Geothermal
Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model
Green Building Studio Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Green Button Gamer: Driver Challenge Vehicles
Green Economy Toolbox Renewable Energy
Agriculture
Buildings
Economic Development
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Fuels & Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Industry
Vehicles
Water Power
GreenMeter Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas Initiative Scenario Database
Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS)
HARP Opt Water Power
HOMER Biomass
Hydrogen
Solar
- Biofuels
- Landfill Gas
Greenhouse Gas
- Solar PV
Water Power
Wind
Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT)
Honest Buildings Buildings
Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment Tool Hydrogen
Transportation
IAEA Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS) Capacity Building Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
IDRISI Land Change Modeler Agriculture
Forestry
IEA RECaBS Interactive REcalculator
IMPLAN
In My Backyard Solar
InThrMa - HVAC
Indonesia Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Curve
Information Toolkit for post-2012 climate policies
Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Renewable Energy
Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis System Transportation
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Clean Air and Climate Protection Software Tools - Waste to Energy
Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
Offsets and Certificates
Transportation
Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Energy Efficiency
Grid Assessment and Integration
Job and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI)
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) System Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
- Waste to Energy
Buildings
Economic Development
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Food Supply
Forestry
Geothermal
Goods and Materials
- Embodied Energy
- Materials
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Offsets and Certificates
People and Policy
Solar
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
- Biofuels
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
MAP Renewable Energy
Water Power
Wind
MAPSS Vegetation Modeling Agriculture
Biomass
Forestry
MARKet ALlocation (MARKAL)
MFIX
MHK Atlas Water Power
MOBILE6 Vehicle Emission Modeling Software Transportation
MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) GHG Inventory Development
Model for Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED-2) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Model for Energy Supply System Alternatives and their General Environmental Impacts (MESSAGE) Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Modeling International Relationships in Applied General Equilibrium (MIRAGE) Economic Development
Modeling the Global Trade and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Policies Biomass
Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries Agriculture
Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Transportation
MyCarma Vehicles
MyEnergy's Universal Green Button Energy Efficiency
NETL - Bituminous Baseline Performance and Cost Interactive Tool
NETL - CARBEN Model
NETL - Petroleum-Based Fuels Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis 2005 Baseline Model
NETL - World CO2 Emissions - Projected Trends Tool
NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration
NREL-EnergyPlus Train-the-Trainer Program Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
Wind
NREL-MapSearch Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Wind
NREL-Using RETScreen To Identify the Most Promising Clean Energy Projects Webinar
National Energy Audit (NEAT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Economic Development
National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential: A Comparison Across Models
Nature Conservancy-Climate Wizard Agriculture
Forestry
New Zealand Interactive Electricity Generation Cost Model 2010
OSIRIS and the Collaborative Modeling Initiative on REDD Economics Forestry
OSIRIS-Country-by-Country Opportunity Cost Curves Agriculture
Forestry
OTilt - Solar PV
Object-Oriented Energy, Climate, and Technology Systems (ObjECTS) Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM)
Open Source Impacts of REDD Incentives Spreadsheet (OSIRIS) Forestry
OpenBarter Economic Development
OpenStudio Buildings
OpenStudio Policy Analysis Tool Geothermal
Opower Social Energy Efficiency
Opower Thermostat App Energy Efficiency
PVDAQ Solar
PVWatts Renewable Energy
Solar
- Solar PV
People Power 1.0 Energy Efficiency
Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Hydrogen
Fuels & Efficiency
Transportation
PlotWatt Energy Efficiency
Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Policy Analysis System (Polysys) Agriculture
Power System Generation and Inter-Connection Planning Model (SUPER) Renewable Energy
Hydro
PowerTools
Prices for Natural Gas Economic Development
ProForm
Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES)
Protected Planet
PyTurbSim Water Power
RAPID/Wizard Solar
Geothermal
Bulk Transmission
RE Atlas Renewable Energy
Biomass
Solar
Geothermal
Water Power
Wind
REFlex Solar
RETFinance
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software Biomass
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Geothermal
Greenhouse Gas
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
Solar space heating
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Agriculture
- Landfill Gas
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
- Utility
Fuels & Efficiency
GHG Inventory Development
Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure
Industry
- Industrial Processes
Multi-model Integration
Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations
RETScreen International Training Courses Renewable Energy
Radiance: Synthetic Imaging System Buildings
ReEDS Renewable Energy
Regional Dynamics Model (REDYN)
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) Model Transportation
Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)
Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Buildings
River Hydrokinetic Resource Atlas Water Power
SEAD Street Lighting Evaluation Tool Energy Efficiency
Sandbag Carbon Offset Map Renewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Industry
Solar
Wind
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT) Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Simple Energy Energy Efficiency
Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS) Energy Efficiency
Agriculture
Forestry
Smart Grid Computational Tool Grid Assessment and Integration
Snugg Home's iAudit Pro Energy Efficiency
Solar Atlas (PACA Region - France) Solar
Solar Power Prospector Solar
Solar Site Design Solar
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Solar
Wind
Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS)
Stopwattch Energy Efficiency
System Advisor Model (SAM) Geothermal
Solar
Wind
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
TEEMP Transportation
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Allocation of Emissions from a Combined Heat and Power Plant - Central Plant
Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Purchased Electricity Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Stationary Combustion Buildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Transport or Mobil Sources Transportation
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Measurement and Estimation of Uncertainty of GHG Emissions Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific Tools Industry
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET) Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
The Open PV Project Solar
- Solar PV
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Threshold 21 Model
Tidal Stream Power Web GIS Tool Renewable Energy
Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisations Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Tools for Forest Carbon Inventory, Management, and Reporting Forestry
Trace 700 Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Transparent Cost Database Renewable Energy
Solar
Transportation
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- Biofuels
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
Fuels & Efficiency
Geothermal
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Vehicles
Water Power
Wind
Transport Activity Measurement Toolkit (TAMT) Transportation
UNDP-Energy Costing Tool
UNFCCC-GHG Inventory Methodological Documents and Training Materials
UNFCCC-Global Map-Annex 1
USAID Energy Toolbox Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
USAID Toolkit for Increasing Energy Access Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Transportation
USGS-Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
UnPlug Stuff Energy Efficiency
Urban Transportation Emission Calculator Transportation
Urbemis Transportation
VELOcar Vehicles
VISION Model for Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels Transportation
Vehicle and Infrastructure Cash-Flow Evaluation (VICE) Vehicles
Ventana's Energy, Environment, Economy-Society (E3S) Model
Virtual Hydropower Prospector
Visual Patent Search
Visualization of United States EIA SEDS data
Visualization of United States Energy Consumption
Visualization of United States Renewable Consumption
Visualization of World Energy Supply
WEC-Sim Water Power
Water Energy Load Profiling (WELP) Tool Energy Efficiency
- Embodied Energy
Water Conservation
Water-saving Measures: Energy and Cost Savings Calculator Energy Efficiency
Water Conservation
WattQuiz Energy Efficiency
Webinar-Terrestrial Solar Spectral Modeling for Renewable Energy: SMARTS Model Solar
What's My Power Energy Efficiency
Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) Package Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Renewable Energy
Wind
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African Modeling/Analysis Case Studies
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Business Models for Energy Access Renewable Energy
Biomass
Non-renewable Energy
- Biomass Combustion
Grid Assessment and Integration
Bolivia
Tanzania
Cambodia
Uganda
Laos
Mali
Vietnam
Senegal
Copenhagen Accord NAMA Submissions Implications for the Transport Sector Transportation Armenia
Botswana
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia
Indonesia
Jordan
Republic of Macedonia
Madagascar
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation—conceptual issues and lessons learned in studies in developing countries South Africa
India
China
Brazil
Bangladesh
Senegal
ESMAP-Energy Efficiency Case Studies Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Transportation
United States
Ukraine
India
Germany
China
Pakistan
Japan
Sweden
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Colombia
Brazil
Egypt
Armenia
South Africa
Mexico
Energy Efficient Cities Initiative Project Database Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Industry
India
China
United States
Pakistan
Brazil
South Africa
Colombia
Mexico
Egypt
New Zealand
Singapore
Japan
Australia
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL) United States
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Albania
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Bulgaria
Colombia
Croatia
India
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
New Zealand
China
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Romania
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam
Geospatial Toolkit Solar
Wind
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brazil
China
El Salvador
Ghana
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Nepal
Nicaragua
Oaxaca
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Turkey
Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies Uganda
Mexico
Turkey
Sri Lanka
China
Germany
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions Energy Efficiency Afghanistan
Benin
Bhutan
Brazil
China
Costa Rica
Ivory Coast
Ghana
India
Mexico
Morocco
South Korea
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Togo
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Botswana
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Gabon
Georgia (country)
Indonesia
Israel
Jordan
Madagascar
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mongolia
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Moldova
San Marino
Singapore
Republic of Macedonia
Tunisia
REDD Country Activity Database Forestry Brazil
Cameroon
Vietnam
Guyana
Tanzania
Indonesia
South Africa Long Term Mitigation Scenarios South Africa
Stand Alone Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies - Landfill Gas
Solar
Offsets and Certificates
- Solar PV
Nepal
Sri Lanka
India
China
Bangladesh
Honduras
Nicaragua
Uganda
Senegal
Argentina
Bolivia
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African Modeling/Analysis Best Practices
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Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Mali and Ghana: Why it Happened and How to Sustain It Agriculture
Best Practices and Tools for Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Techniques Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Solar
Wind
Building REDD Capacity in Developing Countries Forestry
Business Models for Energy Access Renewable Energy
Biomass
Non-renewable Energy
- Biomass Combustion
Grid Assessment and Integration
Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation—conceptual issues and lessons learned in studies in developing countries
ESMAP-Energy Efficiency Case Studies Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Transportation
Energy Efficient Cities Initiative Project Database Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Industry
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL)
Geospatial Toolkit Solar
Wind
Green Economy: Developing Country Success Stories Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Solar
Buildings
Forestry
Agriculture
Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies
Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies Renewable Energy
Biomass
Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions Energy Efficiency
Policies for Low Carbon Growth Renewable Energy
Poverty and Forests Linkages Forestry
Stand Alone Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies - Landfill Gas
Solar
Offsets and Certificates
- Solar PV
Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Case studies from Ethiopia Agriculture
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