The Clean Energy Solutions Center assists governments and practitioners with identifying appropriate finance mechanisms and designing and implementing policies to reduce risk and encourage private sector investment, helping to achieve the transition to clean energy at the speed and scale necessary to meet local development needs and address global challenges.

Guides and Good Practices

A Policy Overview

Governments around the world have implemented financial incentives to support scaled-up deployment of clean energy technologies and practices. As of 2015, at least 48 countries have adopted financial incentives to support such deployment. Learn more.

Good Practices and Case Studies

Our guides to finance instruments—designed by clean energy finance experts—direct you to information on innovative finance instruments that you can mobilize private sector investment in clean energy in your country or region. The guides cover:

Clean Energy Finance News

16 November 2017
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of a USD 350 million (AED 1.285 billion) commitment by ADFD to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles. Learn more.

Clean Energy Finance Events

16 January 2018
An introduction to to RETScreen Expert's Benchmark Analysis Module, including demonstrations of how to establish your own benchmarks and how to use RETScreen's extensive benchmark database. Learn more.

Ask a Finance Expert

Ellen MorrisOur clean energy finance experts are available to provide assistance and in-depth answers to your questions. Ask your question here, and we will contact you within two business days.

Attend Training Webinars

We have offered dozens of finance webinars. For example, panelists in the webinar above addressed China's plan for facilitating financing for industrial energy efficiency and how the Chinese financial system is evolving to meet those requirements.

Search our Resource Library

Our resource library includes hundreds of published clean energy finance resources, which you can either search by keyword or browse by topic.