State-of-the-art renewable energy project guidelines with tools and templates
The IRENA Project Navigator is an online platform providing comprehensive, easily accessible, and practical information, tools and guidance to assist in the development of bankable renewable energy projects.
The IRENA Project Navigator enables project stakeholders to avoid pitfalls that can jeopardise project success and helps to reduce the gap between project development activities and financial closing through practical deployment mechanisms.
The IRENA Project Navigator introduces a project life-cycle process structured in several distinct phases designed to support the progressive development of renewable energy projects. The platform features easy-to-access knowledge materials for major renewable energy technologies featuring real-life case studies and practical tools such as project evaluation models, checklists or evaluation forms that can be applied to help structure bankable project proposals and access renewable energy financing.
The IRENA Project Navigator supports the deployment of renewable energy by enabling projects to access financing more efficiently and by supporting investors and financiers to build stronger renewable energy project portfolios. At country level, the platform enables policy makers to increase financing flows towards renewable energy projects, strengthen the national project development base and disseminate best practices for renewable energy project development.
The IRENA Project Navigator provides practical benefits to project stakeholders to solve challenges in renewable energy project development:
The deployment of renewable energy can be challenging if projects do not meet certain standards to obtain the necessary financial support. Through the use of the IRENA Project Navigator and other project facilitation platforms such as the Sustainable Energy Marketplace and the Global Atlas, IRENA supports project stakeholders to design, develop, and finance successful renewable energy projects.
Putting best practices into action, IRENA regularly organises training workshops and webinars based on the IRENA Project Navigator. Project developers can apply best practices to transform their power sectors with renewable energy and address the challenges of affordable energy and climate change.