Economic and Financial Analysis Tools
Use these economic and financial analysis models and tools developed or supported by NREL to assess, analyze, and optimize renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for your project.
Many of these tools can be applied on a global, regional, local, or project basis. NREL models and tools include several designed for the consumer or energy professional.
User-guided tool exploring a range of financial scenarios to evaluate if a solar garden makes sense in your community.
Assess solar, wind, or geothermal projects, design cost-based incentives, and evaluate the impact of tax incentives or other support structures with this cash flow model.
Hydrogen production and delivery models used for analyzing the economics of distributed and centralized hydrogen production from various energy resources, including renewables, coal, natural gas, and biomass.
Use these easy-to-use, spreadsheet-based tools to analyze the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state level.
Example contracts, operation and maintenance guides, and a mock filing with ratings agencies intended to make photovoltaic financing more consistent, transparent, and desirable as an asset class for investment.