Renewable Energy Project Finance

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This course deals with project evaluation, project financing processes and the necessary steps that need to be undertaken to obtain funding from financial institutions when these institutions analyse the “bankability” of renewable energy projects, especially wind, PV and biogas projects.

The course lays out the important organizational and business-plan aspects of the financing and assessment procedures that are required and need to be undergone prior to a first disbursement under a project loan facility. The course also explains the attitude of banks towards risk, and highlights the material risks (faced by RE projects) that are assessed by lenders and their external advisors during due diligence assignments.

Examples of bankability analyses are provided, as well: for a German wind farm, for a French PV power plant and for a Romanian biogas project. These case studies focus on the analyses of (i) assessment of forecasted annual energy generation, (ii) the revenue potential offered by the different national support systems, (iii) the risks associated with the relevant technologies and country investment frameworks, and (iv) project cash flows.

The topics covered are:

  • Project value chain
  • Financing options for RE projects
  • SPV-contract negotiations
  • Business planning for RE projects
  • Bankability assessment
  • Financial engineering
  • RE project case studies

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate the different financing options of renewable energy projects in principle and the project finance option in more detail,
  • perform a risk assessment for renewable energy projects,
  • interpret a bank's view of the risks related to PV, wind, and biogas plants and
  • collect the data required for a bankability assessment of a renewable energy project

Renewable energy and climate project developers and investors, professionals working in financing institutions, consultancies, and public organisations

Duration: 1 month

Study time: About 20 hours

Training language: English

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €260,00*


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]


*incl 19 % of German VAT

Renewable Energy Project Finance


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird €* Valid until  
01.02.22 - 28.02.22 online EN 01.02.2022
260,00 260,00
01.07.22 - 31.07.22 online EN 01.07.2022
260,00 260,00
* including 19 % of German VAT


Alexander Boensch, RENAC
Current position:
Before joining RENAC’s Green Banking Team in 2016, Alexander Boensch frequently provided seminars, course design concepts and e-learning content for RENAC since 2008.

Professional experience:
Mr Boensch trained as a Financial Economist and held postgraduate positions in the banking and finance industry with a sector focus on energy for five years. Since 2003, he has been working as a Finance Consultant for renewable energy project developers, financial investors and public utilities being in charge of structured and corporate finance, risk and treasury management, procurement of capital, bank marketing and M&A activities. During the last twelve years of working in the European renewable energy industry, Mr Boensch was involved in renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 750MW and successfully raised capital of approx. 1.3 billion EUR. In addition to his work in renewable energy finance consulting and training, Mr Boensch lectures on academic courses on corporate finance, capital markets and renewable energy economics at different academic institutions. He is also a member of the investment decision-making board of a well-established German investment company that exclusively funds renewable energy assets.

Alexander Boensch has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Economics and a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management.


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