RETScreen introduction video

REEEP has been an longtime supporter of RETScreen – and recently they have released this interesting video where OpenEI interviews Greg Leng, RETScreen‘s creator. We wanted to share it here and tell our readers a bit more about this useful tool.

RETScreen is a free, simple-to-use decision support tool to help decision makers and energy professionals evaluate the financial viability of renewable energy, energy efficiency and cogeneration projects around the world.

The program helps answer questions such as: “Shall I install this wind farm, what’s the cost, what’s the  financial return, what’s the risk”  The kind of decisions that have to be answered reliably, fast and best of all –  free of charge. Factors such as also energy efficiency and due diligence are also part of the package. Continue reading “RETScreen introduction video”

Clean Energy Events Listing: Canada, India, UK & US + REEEP’s 9th Call for Proposals

Lots of Calls in this week’s Events Listing: our own, a sustainable energy research call from the UK, and the launch of the 2013 Ashden Awards. There are some events in here too, in London, New Delhi, San Francisco and Toronto.

Just in case you haven’t already heard (pay attention at the back please!): REEEP’s 9th Call for Project Proposals is now open with €4.1 million available for ‘tipping point’ proposals in five key thematic areas. They are: scaling up successful business models, supporting off-grid generation, harnessing the benefits of clean energy in both food production and in reliable water supply, and opening up energy data in emerging markets. Businesses, project developers, governments, regulators and development institutions are all encouraged to apply. To apply go to to read more and download further info including details of the priority countries.

Last call (not one of the calls)

Last call for the first event: REFF London is next week. Finance and investment types will be gathering on 12-13 Sept in London, UK to discuss the facts about financing renewables.

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RETScreen wins Leadership in Green Procurement Award

Summit Award - Leadership in Green ProcurementThe RETScreen Team, developers of the free green energy deicision-making software, won the 2009 Summit Award for Leadership in Green Procurement on November 3, 2009. The award was presented in Victoria, British Columbia at the Canadian Public Procurement Council annual forum. Gregory J. Leng received the award on behalf of the RETScreen team.

The Leadership Award in Green Procurement is designed to recognise leadership and innovation in green procurement in public sector organisations, to help governments purchase goods with an environmental benefit.

The award has been launched by Summit Magazine, Canada’s magazine on public sector purchasing, in cooperation with the Environmental Choice Program and the Canadian Public Procurement Council. Summit Magazine will be running an article about the award in their November/December edition.

Over the past several years REEEP has helped fund translation of RETScreen software, which is now available in 34 languages. A new REEEP-funded project is also developing a monitoring, targeting and verification (MTV) tool for the software.

Visit the RETScreen site to download RETScreen 4.

Introduction Video to RETScreen – Source: RETScreen:
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