RETScreen is a free-of-charge piece of decision support software made available by the Government of Canada to help evaluate the viability of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. It analyses the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for projects associated with various types of renewable-energy and energy-efficient technologies (RETs). As of March 2015, the software had over 435,000 users in 222 countries and territories.
In previous Programme cycles, REEEP supported the translation of the RETScreen software into multiple languages, the addition of a Clean Energy Legal Toolkit, and the integration of a Monitoring, Targeting, and Verification (MTV) Tool into the software.
This project aimed to develop two new components for RETScreen: a Benchmark Analysis Tool to allow for comparisons of the energy performance of different facilities and energy applications by country, and a Clean Energy Policy Toolkit to aid policy analysis and training. The project also aimed to promote and diffuse the new components.