"This initiative was undertaken by NRCan/CanmetENERGY’s RETScreen International in association with the Energy + Environment Foundation (EEF) and supported financially by a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Some legal documents have been contributed pro bono by lawyers from leading American firms."

"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."

The Toolkit can be accessed via the RETScreen Website

Within this portal you can link to:
  • Sample legal documents freely available from various organizations
  • Newly created Finance Agreements for clean energy projects
  • e-Textbook Chapter & Training Slides on the Legal Aspects of Clean Energy Projects
  • Energy + Environment Foundation Legal Documentation Forum

This Toolkit is also incorporated within the RETScreen Software User Manual available free-of-charge.

There are now more than 193,000 RETScreen users in 222 countries, where the software has been directly responsible for over $4 billion in user savings