Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technology Screen (RETScreen)
The Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technology Screen (RETScreen) is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and co-generation project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.
The RETScreen Software Suite, which consists of RETScreen 4 and RETScreen Plus, is a decision-support tool used 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).
RETScreen 4 is an Excel-based clean energy project analysis tool that helps decision makers quickly and inexpensively determine the technical and financial viability of potential renewable energy, energy efficiency and co-generation projects.
RETScreen Plus is a Windows-based energy management tool that allows project owners to easily verify the ongoing energy performance of their facilities.
Key questions addressed:
- What is the environmental and economic impact of my energy efficiency or renewable energy project?
Sample data inputs:
- Energy data
- Load and network design
- Cost data
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission factors
- Discount rate
- Debt ratio
- Sensitivity percentages
Sample quantitative outputs:
- Fuel consumption
- Net annual GHG emission reduction
- Total annual savings and income
- Internal rate of return
- Payback period
- GHG reduction credit rate
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