Renewable Energy Project Finance

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This course covers important aspects of business plans related to the financing and assessment of procedures required prior to a first disbursement under a project loan facility. Participants will learn about how to obtain funding from financial institutions that are analysing the bankability of renewable energy (RE) projects, particularly wind, PV, and biogas projects. The course focuses on the attitude of banks towards risk as well as on 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, namely for a German wind farm, a French PV power plant, and a Romanian biogas project. These case studies focus on the analyses of: assessments of forecasted annual energy generation; the revenue potential offered by the different national support systems; the risks associated with the relevant technologies and country investment frameworks; and project cash flows.

This course covers:

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

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing this course, participants should be able to:  

  • describe the different financing options of renewable energy projects in principle;
  • perform a risk assessment for renewable energy projects;
  • understand a bank's point-of-view about the risks related to PV, wind, and biogas plants; and
  • collect the data required for bankability assessments of a renewable energy project.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a RENAC Certificate.

This course is suitable for:

  • renewable energy and climate project developers and investors
  • professionals working in financial institutions, consultancies, and public organisations. 

RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course for participants who score 70% or higher on the exam.

Duration: 1 month

Study time: About 25 hours

Course language: English or Spanish

Detailed course description is available for download.

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

Price: €286,00*


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


*incl 19 % of German VAT

Additional Information

Renewable Energy Project Finance


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Contact with learning facilitators
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments
  • RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.



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

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.07.24 - 31.07.24 Online EN 03.07.2024 286,00*

* including 19 % of German VAT


"This course has given me a clear understanding of financing renewable energy projects. As part of my academic development, I am satisfied with the content. I am applying it in my thesis and I hope to be able to apply it at work.
Eduardo Atoche Zapata, Renewable Energy Project Finance, 2021

"RENAC gave me the opportunity to dive deep into the topic of renewable energy project finance, covering not only available financing options but also business planning, bankability assessment, and many more. Three case studies built the bridge between the theoretical fundamentals and the practical issues. It was great to share this experience with many international professionals."
Titus Fröhlich, Renewable Energy Project Finance, 2022

"One of the best courses I have ever taken. A lot of useful information and delivered in a way to keep you interested in learning more. I am definitely going to register for new courses in the future. Thanks, RENAC!"
Yazan Isaid, Renewable Energy Project Finance, 2022

"The programme was a good introduction to project finance. It will greatly help me make my next career move. I enjoyed it."
David Ramirez, Renewable Energy Project Finance, 2021

"It was a great experience, and I will now pursue the Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) programme."
Hafeni Motsi, Renewable Energy Project Finance, 2022

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