Derisking Renewable Energy Investment: Resources and Tools

Updated 21 May 2018
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DERISKING TABLES

Derisking tables can assist policymakers to systematically identify and target investment risks in a particular technology sector. Each derisking table sets out a structured taxonomy of investment risks, underlying barriers, related stakeholder groups, and matching policy derisking and financial derisking instruments.

The following derisking tables are available for download (top right-hand corner of this page):

  • Utility-Scale Renewable Energy (PDF) (Version 3.0, Jul 2017) 
  • On-Grid Rooftop PV (PDF) (Version 3.1, Nov 2017)
  • Off-Grid, Solar PV-Battery Mini-Grids (PDF) (Version 3.1, Nov 2017)
  • Off-Grid, Solar Home Systems (PDF) (Version 3.1, Nov 2017) 

LEVELISED COST FINANCIAL MODELS

DREI’s levelised cost financial models are user-friendly, automated Excel tools that calculate life-cycle per unit costs for private sector energy investments, in a particular technology sector. The user inputs a number of key input assumptions, and then the tool automatically generates various outputs.

The following tools are available for download (top right-hand corner of this page):

  • Utility-Scale Renewable Energy (Excel) (Version 2.1, May 2018)
  • On-Grid Rooftop PV (Excel) [Forthcoming]
  • Off-Grid, Solar PV-Battery Mini-Grids (Excel) [Forthcoming]
  • Off-Grid, Solar Home Systems (Excel) [Forthcoming]

‘SIDE-BY-SIDE’ CHARTS

DREI’s side-by-side charts compare the disaggregated levelised costs of renewable energy vs. conventional energy investments, in a high-cost and low-cost financing cost environment. The charts demonstrate how renewable energy investments are penalized in relation to convention energy in high-cost financing environments, due to renewable energy’s high capital intensity. The DREI team updates these charts on an annual basis.

The following tools are available for download (top right-hand corner of this page):

  • Utility-Scale Renewable Energy (2017) (PDF) [Forthcoming]
  • On-Grid Rooftop PV (2017) (PDF) [Forthcoming]
  • Off-Grid, Solar PV-Battery Mini-Grids (2017) (PDF) [Forthcoming]
  • Off-Grid, Solar Home Systems (2017) (PDF) [Forthcoming]
For more information on UNDP’s derisking work, please visit the main DREI page.

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