The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software
The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. The software, provided free-of-charge, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and Energy-efficient Technologies (RETs). The software (available in multiple languages) also includes product, project, hydrology and climate databases, a detailed user manual, and a case study based college/university-level training course, including an engineering e-textbook.
RETScreen significantly reduces the costs (both financial and time) associated with the identification and evaluation of potential energy projects. Costs, which arise at the stage of feasibility studies, feasibility, development and engineering, may pose considerable barriers to the development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. By contributing to the elimination of such barriers, RETScreen reduces deployment costs of projects and businesses in the clean energy sector