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


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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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TitleSector
Benchmarking and Energy Saving ToolEnergy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Industry
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software DirectoryEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) ProgramBuildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by LucidRenewable 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 ConsultantBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
ComparepowerEnergy Efficiency
Cool Roof CalculatorBuildings
Energy Efficiency
EGallonVehicles
Energy Efficiency
EcotectEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Energize MobileEnergy Efficiency
Energy Choice SimulatorEnergy Efficiency
People and Policy
Energy Efficiency Programs PlatformEnergy Efficiency
Energy InsightEnergy Efficiency
EnergyAiEnergy Efficiency
Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN)Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Genability ExplorerEnergy Efficiency
Green Building StudioBuildings
Energy Efficiency
IAEA Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS) Capacity BuildingNon-renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Interruption Cost Estimate CalculatorGrid Assessment and Integration
Energy Efficiency
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) SystemNon-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biofuels
- 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
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Solar space heating
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
Wind
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 ButtonEnergy Efficiency
NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance WebsiteRenewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
NREL-EnergyPlus Train-the-Trainer ProgramEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
NREL-MapSearchRenewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Wind
National Energy Audit (NEAT)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Opower SocialEnergy Efficiency
Opower Thermostat AppEnergy Efficiency
People Power 1.0Energy Efficiency
Petroleum Reduction Planning ToolBiomass
Energy Efficiency
Fuels & Efficiency
Hydrogen
Transportation
PlotWattEnergy Efficiency
Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis SoftwareBiomass
- 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 ToolEnergy Efficiency
Sandbag Carbon Offset MapRenewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Industry
Solar
Wind
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Simple EnergyEnergy Efficiency
Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS)Agriculture
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Snugg Home's iAudit ProEnergy Efficiency
StopwattchEnergy Efficiency
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST)Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisationsBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Trace 700Buildings
Energy Efficiency
USAID Energy ToolboxRenewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
USAID Toolkit for Increasing Energy AccessRenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
UnPlug StuffEnergy Efficiency
Water Energy Load Profiling (WELP) ToolEnergy Efficiency
- Embodied Energy
Water Conservation
WattQuizEnergy Efficiency
What's My PowerEnergy Efficiency
Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) PackageRenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
greenMeterEnergy Efficiency
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Finance Modeling/Analysis Tools
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TitleSector
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) ProgramBuildings
Energy Efficiency
CREST GeothermalGeothermal
CREST SolarSolar
CREST WindWind
Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT)
Community for Energy, Environment and Development (COMMEND)
FCPower Case Study DataHydrogen
Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) ModelHydrogen
NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance WebsiteRenewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy CalculatorNon-renewable Energy
Biomass
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
Wind
New Zealand Interactive Electricity Generation Cost Model 2010
RETFinance
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis SoftwareBiomass
- 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 DatabaseRenewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- Biofuels
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
Fuels & Efficiency
Geothermal
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Transportation
Vehicles
Water Power
Wind
USAID Energy ToolboxRenewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
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Infrastructure Modeling/Analysis Tools
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TitleSector
AGI-32Buildings
BCHP Screening ToolBuildings
Industry
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software DirectoryEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) ProgramBuildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by LucidRenewable 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 EstimatorBuildings
Transportation
Industry
COMcheckBuildings
CTG Sustainable Communities ModelBuildings
Transportation
Climate ConsultantBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
Cool Roof CalculatorBuildings
Energy Efficiency
DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis SoftwareBuildings
EcotectEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Elite SoftwareBuildings
EnergyPlus 7.0Buildings
Green Building StudioBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Honest BuildingsBuildings
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) SystemNon-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biofuels
- 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
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Solar space heating
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
Wind
NREL-EnergyPlus Train-the-Trainer ProgramEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
National Energy Audit (NEAT)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
OpenStudioBuildings
Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis SoftwareBiomass
- 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 SystemBuildings
Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation ModelBuildings
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Purchased ElectricityBuildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Stationary CombustionBuildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST)Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisationsBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Trace 700Buildings
Energy Efficiency
USAID Energy ToolboxRenewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
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All African Energy System Tools
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TitleSector
ADB-Methods and Tools for Energy Demand Projection
AGI-32Buildings
Accounting for Co-benefits in Asia's Transportation Sector: Methods and ApplicationsTransportation
Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS)Industry
Africa Data Dissemination Service
Agriculture and Land Use National Greenhouse Gas Inventory SoftwareForestry
Agriculture
AgrometShellAgriculture
Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model
Autonomie Automotive Simulation ToolEconomic Development
Vehicles
BCHP Screening ToolBuildings
Industry
BEST-Cement for ChinaIndustry
BEoptBuildings - Residential
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Benchmarking and Energy Saving ToolEnergy Efficiency
- Central Plant
Industry
BioPower Atlas and BioFuels AtlasBiomass
Bioenergy KDFRenewable Energy
Biomass
Biofuels Techno-Economic ModelsFuels & Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Transportation
Biomass Scenario ModelBiomass
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Building Energy Tools Software DirectoryEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) ProgramBuildings
Energy Efficiency
BuildingOS by LucidRenewable 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
CACTUSWater Power
CHP Emissions Reduction EstimatorBuildings
Transportation
Industry
COMFAR III: Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and ReportingIndustry
COMMUTER ModelTransportation
COMcheckBuildings
CREST GeothermalGeothermal
CREST SolarSolar
CREST WindWind
CRiSTAL Project Management Tool
CTG Sustainable Communities ModelBuildings
Transportation
CUFR Tree Carbon CalculatorForestry
California Biomass Collaborative Energy Cost CalculatorsBiomass
- Biofuels
- Landfill Gas
- Waste to Energy
Carbon Value Analysis Tool (CVAT)
CarbonSolveGreenhouse Gas
Chalmers Climate Calculator
Clean Air-Cool Planet Small Town Carbon CalculatorBuildings
Transportation
Greenhouse Gas
ClearPathGHG Inventory Development
Greenhouse Gas
Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)
Climate ConsultantBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator
Community for Energy, Environment and Development (COMMEND)
ComparepowerEnergy Efficiency
Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment: Status quo and prospects
Cool Farm ToolAgriculture
Cool Roof CalculatorBuildings
Energy Efficiency
DASHVehicles
DOE Energy Technology Prices and TrendsRenewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis SoftwareBuildings
Drive5Vehicles
E3MG
EFFECT e-learning courses
EGallonVehicles
Energy Efficiency
ENV-Linkages General Equilibrium Model
EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC)Industry
Greenhouse Gas
EPA NONROAD ModelTransportation
Agriculture
EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools
ERCOT Wind ScraperWind
EcoTRXVehicles
Ecofys-Sectoral Proposal Templates
EcotectEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Electricity Data Browser
Electricity Market Complex Adaptive System
Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model
Elite SoftwareBuildings
Emission Factors (EMFAC)Transportation
Energize MobileEnergy Efficiency
Energy Choice SimulatorEnergy Efficiency
People and Policy
Energy Efficiency Programs PlatformEnergy Efficiency
Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT)Non-renewable Energy
Energy InsightEnergy Efficiency
Energy Monte Carlo (EMCEE)Non-renewable Energy
Energy Storage Computational ToolGrid Assessment and Integration
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL)
Energy Transition Model
Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP)
Energy by StateEconomic Development
EnergyAiEnergy Efficiency
EnergyPLAN
EnergyPlus 7.0Buildings
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 DataHydrogen
FRee Energy Data (FRED)
Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN)Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Financial and Cost Assessment Model (FICAM)Greenhouse Gas
FleetAtlasTransportation
Forest Carbon IndexForestry
Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) ModelHydrogen
Fuel Economy CoachVehicles
GHGeniusTransportation
GREET FleetTransportation
Genability ExplorerEnergy Efficiency
Generation and Transmission Maximization Model
Geospatial ToolkitSolar
Wind
Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) Webinar
Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM)Geothermal
Geothermal ProspectorGeothermal
Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model
Green Building StudioBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Green Button Gamer: Driver ChallengeVehicles
Green Economy ToolboxRenewable Energy
Agriculture
Buildings
Economic Development
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Fuels & Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Industry
Vehicles
Water Power
Greenhouse Gas Initiative Scenario Database
Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS)
HARP OptWater Power
HOMERBiomass
Hydrogen
Solar
- Biofuels
- Landfill Gas
Greenhouse Gas
- Solar PV
Water Power
Wind
Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool (HEAT)
Honest BuildingsBuildings
Hydrogen Demand and Resource Assessment ToolHydrogen
Transportation
IAEA Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS) Capacity BuildingNon-renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
IDRISI Land Change ModelerAgriculture
Forestry
IEA RECaBS Interactive REcalculator
IMPLAN
In My BackyardSolar
InThrMa- HVAC
Indonesia Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Curve
Information Toolkit for post-2012 climate policies
Integrated Global System Modeling FrameworkRenewable Energy
Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Analysis SystemTransportation
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 CalculatorGrid Assessment and Integration
Energy Efficiency
Job and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI)
Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) SystemNon-renewable Energy
Agriculture
Biomass
Anaerobic Digestion
- Biofuels
- 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
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Solar space heating
Transportation
Water Conservation
Water Power
Wind
MAPRenewable Energy
Water Power
Wind
MAPSS Vegetation ModelingAgriculture
Biomass
Forestry
MARKet ALlocation (MARKAL)
MFIX
MHK AtlasWater Power
MOBILE6 Vehicle Emission Modeling SoftwareTransportation
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 PoliciesBiomass
Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed CountriesAgriculture
Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES)Transportation
MyCarmaVehicles
MyEnergy's Universal Green ButtonEnergy 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 WebsiteRenewable 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 ProgramEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Residential
NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy CalculatorNon-renewable Energy
Biomass
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Solar
Water Power
Wind
NREL-MapSearchRenewable 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 WizardAgriculture
Forestry
New Zealand Interactive Electricity Generation Cost Model 2010
OSIRIS and the Collaborative Modeling Initiative on REDD EconomicsForestry
OSIRIS-Country-by-Country Opportunity Cost CurvesAgriculture
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
OpenBarterEconomic Development
OpenStudioBuildings
OpenStudio Policy Analysis ToolGeothermal
Opower SocialEnergy Efficiency
Opower Thermostat AppEnergy Efficiency
PVDAQSolar
PVWattsRenewable Energy
Solar
- Solar PV
People Power 1.0Energy Efficiency
Petroleum Reduction Planning ToolBiomass
Energy Efficiency
Fuels & Efficiency
Hydrogen
Transportation
PlotWattEnergy 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 GasEconomic Development
ProForm
Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES)
Protected Planet
PyTurbSimWater Power
RAPID/WizardSolar
Geothermal
Bulk Transmission
RE AtlasRenewable Energy
Biomass
Solar
Geothermal
Water Power
Wind
REFlexSolar
RETFinance
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis SoftwareBiomass
- 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 CoursesRenewable Energy
Radiance: Synthetic Imaging SystemBuildings
ReEDSRenewable Energy
Regional Dynamics Model (REDYN)
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) ModelTransportation
Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)
Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation ModelBuildings
River Hydrokinetic Resource AtlasWater Power
SEAD Street Lighting Evaluation ToolEnergy Efficiency
Sandbag Carbon Offset MapRenewable Energy
Biomass
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Geothermal
Hydrogen
Industry
Solar
Wind
Sensor Placement + Optimization Software (SPOT)Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Simple EnergyEnergy Efficiency
Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS)Agriculture
Energy Efficiency
Forestry
Smart Grid Computational ToolGrid Assessment and Integration
Snugg Home's iAudit ProEnergy Efficiency
Solar Atlas (PACA Region - France)Solar
Solar Power ProspectorSolar
Solar Site DesignSolar
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)Solar
Wind
Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS)
StopwattchEnergy Efficiency
System Advisor Model (SAM)Geothermal
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Wind
TEEMPTransportation
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 ElectricityBuildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Refrigeration and Air ConditioningGreenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Stationary CombustionBuildings
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: GHG Emissions from Transport or Mobil SourcesTransportation
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Measurement and Estimation of Uncertainty of GHG EmissionsGreenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative: Sector Specific ToolsIndustry
Greenhouse Gas
The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET)Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
The Open PV ProjectSolar
- Solar PV
The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST)Energy Efficiency
Buildings
Threshold 21 Model
Tidal Stream Power Web GIS ToolRenewable Energy
Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE)Renewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Tool for calculation of CO2 emissions from organisationsBuildings
Energy Efficiency
Greenhouse Gas
Transportation
Tools for Forest Carbon Inventory, Management, and ReportingForestry
Trace 700Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Transparent Cost DatabaseRenewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- Biofuels
- Biomass Combustion
- Biomass Gasification
- Biomass Pyrolysis
- Landfill Gas
Fuels & Efficiency
Geothermal
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydrogen
Solar
- Concentrating Solar Power
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar PV
Transportation
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 ToolboxRenewable Energy
Buildings
Energy Efficiency
Solar
Wind
USAID Toolkit for Increasing Energy AccessRenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
People and Policy
USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change ClearinghouseTransportation
USGS-Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
UnPlug StuffEnergy Efficiency
Urban Transportation Emission CalculatorTransportation
UrbemisTransportation
VELOcarVehicles
VISION Model for Vehicle Technologies and Alternative FuelsTransportation
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-SimWater Power
Water Energy Load Profiling (WELP) ToolEnergy Efficiency
- Embodied Energy
Water Conservation
Water-saving Measures: Energy and Cost Savings CalculatorEnergy Efficiency
Water Conservation
WattQuizEnergy Efficiency
Webinar-Terrestrial Solar Spectral Modeling for Renewable Energy: SMARTS ModelSolar
What's My PowerEnergy Efficiency
Wien Automatic System Planning (WASP) PackageRenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP)Renewable Energy
Wind
greenMeterEnergy Efficiency
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African Modeling/Analysis Case Studies
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TitleSectorCountry
Business Models for Energy AccessRenewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- Biomass Combustion
Grid Assessment and Integration
Bolivia: Energy Resources
Tanzania: Energy Resources
Cambodia: Energy Resources
Uganda: Energy Resources
Laos: Energy Resources
Mali: Energy Resources
Vietnam: Energy Resources
Senegal: Energy Resources
Copenhagen Accord NAMA Submissions Implications for the Transport SectorTransportationArmenia: Energy Resources
Botswana: Energy Resources
Costa Rica: Energy Resources
Democratic Republic of Congo: Energy Resources
Ethiopia: Energy Resources
Indonesia: Energy Resources
Jordan: Energy Resources
Republic of Macedonia: Energy Resources
Madagascar: Energy Resources
Marshall Islands: Energy Resources
Mexico: Energy Resources
Mongolia: Energy Resources
Morocco: Energy Resources
Papua New Guinea: Energy Resources
Sierra Leone: Energy Resources
Singapore: Energy Resources
Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation—conceptual issues and lessons learned in studies in developing countriesIndia: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
South Africa: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
Bangladesh: Energy Resources
Senegal: Energy Resources
ESMAP-Energy Efficiency Case StudiesEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Transportation
United States: Energy Resources
Ukraine: Energy Resources
India: Energy Resources
Germany: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
Pakistan: Energy Resources
Japan: Energy Resources
Sweden: Energy Resources
Singapore: Energy Resources
Australia: Energy Resources
New Zealand: Energy Resources
Colombia: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
Egypt: Energy Resources
Armenia: Energy Resources
South Africa: Energy Resources
Mexico: Energy Resources
Energy Efficient Cities Initiative Project DatabaseEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Industry
India: Energy Resources
South Africa: Energy Resources
Colombia: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
United States: Energy Resources
Mexico: Energy Resources
Pakistan: Energy Resources
Egypt: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
New Zealand: Energy Resources
Singapore: Energy Resources
Japan: Energy Resources
Australia: Energy Resources
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL)United States: Energy Resources
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Energy Resources
Serbia: Energy Resources
Belgium: Energy Resources
Canada: Energy Resources
Denmark: Energy Resources
Finland: Energy Resources
France: Energy Resources
Germany: Energy Resources
Greece: Energy Resources
Italy: Energy Resources
Japan: Energy Resources
South Korea: Energy Resources
Netherlands: Energy Resources
Norway: Energy Resources
Sweden: Energy Resources
United Kingdom: Energy Resources
Switzerland: Energy Resources
Albania: Energy Resources
Australia: Energy Resources
Austria: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
Bulgaria: Energy Resources
Colombia: Energy Resources
Croatia: Energy Resources
India: Energy Resources
Indonesia: Energy Resources
Kazakhstan: Energy Resources
Malaysia: Energy Resources
New Zealand: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
Philippines: Energy Resources
Poland: Energy Resources
Portugal: Energy Resources
South Africa: Energy Resources
Romania: Energy Resources
Spain: Energy Resources
Taiwan: Energy Resources
Thailand: Energy Resources
Vietnam: Energy Resources
Geospatial ToolkitSolar
Wind
Afghanistan: Energy Resources
Bangladesh: Energy Resources
Bhutan: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
El Salvador: Energy Resources
Ghana: Energy Resources
Guatemala: Energy Resources
Honduras: Energy Resources
India: Energy Resources
Nepal: Energy Resources
Nicaragua: Energy Resources
Oaxaca
Pakistan: Energy Resources
Sri Lanka: Energy Resources
Turkey: Energy Resources
Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems Case StudiesUganda: Energy Resources
Mexico: Energy Resources
Turkey: Energy Resources
Germany: Energy Resources
Sri Lanka: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation ActionsEnergy EfficiencyAfghanistan: Energy Resources
Antigua and Barbuda: Energy Resources
Armenia: Energy Resources
Benin: Energy Resources
Bhutan: Energy Resources
Botswana: Energy Resources
Brazil: Energy Resources
Cameroon: Energy Resources
Central African Republic: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
Democratic Republic of Congo: Energy Resources
Costa Rica: Energy Resources
Ivory Coast: Energy Resources
Ethiopia: Energy Resources
Eritrea: Energy Resources
Gabon: Energy Resources
Georgia (country): Energy Resources
Ghana: Energy Resources
India: Energy Resources
Indonesia: Energy Resources
Israel: Energy Resources
Jordan: Energy Resources
Madagascar: Energy Resources
Maldives: Energy Resources
Marshall Islands: Energy Resources
Mauritania: Energy Resources
Mexico: Energy Resources
Mongolia: Energy Resources
Morocco: Energy Resources
Papua New Guinea: Energy Resources
Peru: Energy Resources
South Korea: Energy Resources
Moldova: Energy Resources
San Marino: Energy Resources
Sierra Leone: Energy Resources
Singapore: Energy Resources
South Africa: Energy Resources
Republic of Macedonia: Energy Resources
Togo: Energy Resources
Tunisia: Energy Resources
REDD Country Activity DatabaseForestryBrazil: Energy Resources
Cameroon: Energy Resources
Vietnam: Energy Resources
Guyana: Energy Resources
Tanzania: Energy Resources
Indonesia: Energy Resources
South Africa Long Term Mitigation ScenariosSouth Africa: Energy Resources
Stand Alone Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies- Landfill Gas
Solar
- Solar PV
Offsets and Certificates
Nepal: Energy Resources
Sri Lanka: Energy Resources
India: Energy Resources
China: Energy Resources
Bangladesh: Energy Resources
Argentina: Energy Resources
Honduras: Energy Resources
Bolivia: Energy Resources
Nicaragua: Energy Resources
Uganda: Energy Resources
Senegal: Energy Resources
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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 ItAgriculture
Best Practices and Tools for Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency TechniquesEnergy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Solar
Wind
Building REDD Capacity in Developing CountriesForestry
Business Models for Energy AccessRenewable Energy
Non-renewable Energy
Biomass
- 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 StudiesEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Transportation
Energy Efficient Cities Initiative Project DatabaseEnergy Efficiency
Buildings
Industry
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (MARKAL)
Geospatial ToolkitSolar
Wind
Green Economy: Developing Country Success StoriesEnergy 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 TechnologiesRenewable Energy
Biomass
Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation ActionsEnergy Efficiency
Policies for Low Carbon GrowthRenewable Energy
Poverty and Forests LinkagesForestry
Stand Alone Renewable Energy Systems Case Studies- Landfill Gas
Solar
- Solar PV
Offsets and Certificates
Sustainable Land Management Through Market-Oriented Commodity Development: Case studies from EthiopiaAgriculture
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