Best Renewable Energy Courses

Find the best online Renewable Energy Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Renewable Energy Courses.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy and the Future

Energy, Its forms and sources, Renewable and Non-Renewable So

Created by Muhammad Hashir Ali - Teacher


Students: 6293, Price: $19.99

Students: 6293, Price:  Paid

This course is recommended for the  people who are interested in our environment and wants to protect it with the thinking that everyone should strive for making our planet green and healthy for us humans animals and plants once again. This course is also recommended for students who wants to pursue their career in different fields related to environment, energy etc. This course would help in giving overview about energy and it's sources from basic level.

In this course we will learn in detail about energy. We will discuss why it is important for us. We will also discuss the laws which are important for understanding the basic concepts of energy. we will discuss  the forms  and sources  of energy and  further we will go  in detail about their types.

We will discuss why transitioning from one source of energy to another one is necessary for us and the world. We will also shed light on the sources of energy which have long term harmful effect on our eco system and are a catalyst in causing one of the greatest challenge of century-climate change.

The course will also cover what difficulties one could face while transitioning to clean energy.  It will provide comprehensive guidance with factual data that moving towards clean energy  is not only beneficial to environment but is highly productive to economy of the world as well.

The course will cover,

  • Energy and Its Importance

  • Law of Conservation of Energy

  • Forms of Energy

  • How Electrical Energy is Produced?

  • Renewable. Energy Sources

  • Types of Renewable Energy Sources

  • Non-Renewable Energy Sources

  • Types of Non-Renewable energy Sources

  • Why Renewable have to replace Non-Renewable?

  • Challenges while transitioning the world into Renewable Power house

  • Energy and The Future

Fundamental Question on Renewable Energy

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) Based Quiz on Renewable Energy

Created by Harish Kumar Maheshwari - Academic Consultant / Electronics Engineer


Students: 3088, Price: $19.99

Students: 3088, Price:  Paid

Dear Learners

Are you Preparing for Interview in Renewable Energy? Don’t be stressed, take our Renewable Energy based quiz and prepare yourself for your Interview.

With this Renewable Energy based Quiz, we are going to build your confidence by providing tips and trick to solve Renewable Energy based questions. In Renewable Energy based Multiple Choice Questions Quiz, there will be a series of practice tests where you can test your Basic Knowledge in Renewable Energy.

Who should Practice these Renewable Energy based Questions?

  • Anyone wishing to sharpen their knowledge.

  • Anyone preparing for JOB interview.

What is the Importance of Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy provides reliable power supplies and fuel diversification, which enhance energy security, lower risk of fuel spills, and reduce the need for imported fuels. Renewable energy also helps conserve the nation's natural resources.

Generally, you need to refer a variety of books and Websites in order to cover the ocean of topics in Renewable Energy. To make it easy for you guys, I have collected a few Renewable Energy Based questions from different topics, when you solve these Questions then definitely your confidence will Increase.

Without any delay, the applicants participate in the Renewable Energy MCQ Test and understand the various questions and answers.

Best of Luck for Quiz

Financial modeling | Renewable Energy: Solar & Wind

Learn how build a financial model for solar plants and wind plants, and help seal renewable energy deals worldwide!

Created by DealMaker Financial Training - Financial modeling and Excel VBA training


Students: 2822, Price: $19.99

Students: 2822, Price:  Paid

Want to work on RENEWABLE ENERGY deals in WIND and SOLAR power?
Want to be part of the global shift to renewable energy? 
Want to break into a sector that is expected to have $10TRILLION poured into it through 2040? 

THIS is the course for YOU!

Go beyond filling out pre-prepared templates - build complex financial models from scratch!
Make a quantum leap in your financial modeling skills! 
Save hours at work - by learning Excel best practices and VBA!

This course takes an application-led approach which will guide you through an ENTIRE buyout valuation model for a newly operational WIND PLANT or SOLAR PLANT in Excel! 

You'll take a comprehensive a approach learning the BUSINESS AND RISK FUNDAMENTALS of wind and solar power plants' business, including how to find relevant information in technical engineering reports.

You won't just be taught how to build a financial model - you'll learn HOW TO USE IT. 

You'll prepare yourself for to work on solar and wind plant deals ALL AROUND THE WORLD with:

  • Banks

  • Advisory teams

  • Private equity funds

  • Debt funds

  • Industrial developers

  • Asset managers

You'll cover the theory and financial modeling for:

  • Solar and wind plant business and operations

  • Plant risk assessment

  • Debt sizing

  • Debt service sculpting/tailoring/payment structuring

  • Lender covenants

  • Complex cash waterfalls

  • Debt service ratios

  • Dynamic charts and dashboard design

  • Circular calculations common in plant financing deals

Your financial model will:

  • Handle complex financial engineering and analysis applicable to most wind and solar buyout deals

  • Calculate returns, a fair buyout price, and industry-specific multiple

  • Give you flexibility to assess multiple financing arrangements

  • Have clean, efficient VBA code to speed up your analysis and free up your time

  • Follow the very best practices actually used by professionals in the industry


This course gives you all the pro tips you'd other have to pay $1,000s to access as part of a corporate training programme!! 


ENROLL NOW - there's ZERO RISK as you're covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee! 


Basics of Wind Energy: A promising Renewable Energy Tech.

Learn the Fundamentals of Wind Wnergy

Created by Abdulrahman AlKassem, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor _ Electrical Engineering


Students: 2489, Price: $89.99

Students: 2489, Price:  Paid

This course provides an introduction to one important form of renewable and sustainable energy sources. Wind energy has a significant potential with increasing interest in research and development around the globe. This course provides you with fundamental knowledge about wind energy, its history and current statistics, basic mathematical calculations,  efficiency and potential,  turbines and orientations, and integration of wind farms to electricity national grids.   

ENERGY RESOURCES: New and renewable energy resources

New and Renewable energy resources:- advantages and drawbacks, different forms, applications, examples, availability

Created by Amjith S - Assistant Professor of MIT


Students: 1431, Price: $19.99

Students: 1431, Price:  Paid

Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their availability depends on time and weather.

While renewable energy is often thought of as a new technology, harnessing nature’s power has long been used for heating, transportation, lighting, and more. Wind has powered boats to sail the seas and windmills to grind grain. The sun has provided warmth during the day and helped kindle fires to last into the evening. But over the past 500 years or so, humans increasingly turned to cheaper, dirtier energy sources such as coal and fracked gas.

Now that we have increasingly innovative and less-expensive ways to capture and retain wind and solar energy, renewables are becoming a more important power source, accounting for more than one-eighth of U.S. generation. The expansion in renewables is also happening at scales large and small, from rooftop solar panels on homes that can sell power back to the grid to giant offshore wind farms. Even some entire rural communities rely on renewable energy for heating and lighting.

As renewable use continues to grow, a key goal will be to modernize America’s electricity grid, making it smarter, more secure, and better integrated across regions.

Renewable Energy and Solar Photovoltaics (PV) for Beginners

Learn about different types of Renewable Energy and understand the basics of Solar Energy and Photovoltaics.

Created by Biswarup Sahu - Instructor


Students: 1209, Price: Free

Students: 1209, Price:  Free

As the world is developing at the same time the need for energy is also increasing. Fossil-Fuels are one topmost source by which we are generating energy for our needs. As a result, global warming is also increasing. So we found an important way by which we can deal with high demands of energy as well as we can keep our atmosphere clean. Renewable energy is the best form of energy that we can use to reduce global warming as well as carbon footprint.

In this course, you will learn about Renewable Energy as well as you will be getting a good overview of Solar Energy and Photovoltaics.

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy

  • Types of Renewable Energy

  • Photovoltaics (PV)

  • Solar Cells and Solar Panels

  • Components used to design a PV system

  • On-Grid and Off-Grid System

What you will Learn?

At the end of this course,

  • You can distinguish between different types of Renewable Energy resources.

  • You can understand the working of a PV cell

  • You can distinguish between different types of PV cells and modules

  • You can determine different types of components used for PV system designing

  • You can distinguish between On-Grid and Off-Grid System

  • You will  be ready to select the components required for PV System Designing

Who is this course for?

  • Students who want to get a basic knowledge of Renewable Energy especially Solar Energy.

  • Students who want to get in the field of Solar Energy.

  • Students who have a  passion for Renewable Energy.

  • Students who want to start their carrier on Renewable Energy


  • There are no prerequisites for this course because this course is for complete beginners.

  • A basic understanding of the electrical circuit will help but there is no problem because everything will be taught.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

Environmental Issues

Created by Telly Frias Jr - Lecturer


Students: 1052, Price: $19.99

Students: 1052, Price:  Paid

This is a humanities course which focuses on renewable energy and sustainable development. Ideal for those seeking to get involved in Environmental policy and legislation. We will talk about the various  NGOs that use means of peaceful protest and lobbying to fight for the environment as well as be discussing the process of integrating renewable energy sources in cities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy

Learn Financial Modeling for wind and solar projects

Created by Greg Ahuy - Financial Modeler at FMO - Financial Model Online


Students: 607, Price: $149.99

Students: 607, Price:  Paid

Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy course will give you the skills to develop and analyze financial models for wind and solar projects. The course covers essential topics including debt sizing and funding, wind and solar project operations, and investment returns, and will provide you with a robust financial modeling skillset for analysis of renewable projects in the most sophisticated environments.

In an online environment you will go from a blank Excel workbook to a financial model suitable for investment analysis, debt structuring and operational scenario evaluation. This course will provide step-by-step instructions on how to build financial model suitable for analyzing wind and solar projects.

What this course is about?

Project finance models for renewable energy are used to assess the risk-reward of lending to and investing in renewable project (wind and solar). The project's debt capacity, investment returns and financial feasibility depend on expected future cash flows generated by the renewable energy project itself and a financial model is built to analyze this.

In the Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy course we will model complex wind and solar project finance transactions from scratch in excel.

You will learn about:

- How to build a project finance model from scratch in excel for wind and solar projects;

- Learn how renewable energy projects get developed and financed;

- How to create best practice macro’s and Excel VBA codes to break circularities;

- Learn how to size debt based on multiple covenants for wind and solar projects;

- How to model Debt Service Reserve Account;

- How to model unlevered project returns and blended equity returns;

- Learn to integrate multiple probability exceedance generation profiles (P50, P99) into the financial model;

- Learn basics of GP/LP flip structures and tax equity for project financing;

- Gain insights into financial model development process, step-by-step – for a renewable energy model;

- Optimize the model to achieve the requirements of lenders and investors.

Why you should enroll in the Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy course?

Realistic project finance training - The Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy course includes over 10 hours of instructor-led video content to learn at your own pace. After completing this course you will be able to build complex, real-life project finance model for wind and solar projects.

Affordability - a similar course, which provides realistic project finance modeling training will cost you anywhere from US$1000 to US$3,000 per course.

Learn anytime and anywhere - The Project Finance Modeling course is 100% online so you can learn the modeling when it is convenient for you.

How does it work?

The course length is over 10 hours.

First, we will review the basics of wind and solar projects development, so we understand all essential components of project finance transactions in the context of renewable energy.

Then, in the second part, we will review financial modeling methods and excel functions that we will use often in this course, to improve our productivity in excel.

We will begin financial modeling in the third part, where we will build a financial model for wind and solar projects for the case when SPV pays taxes.

And, finally, In the fourth part, we will review the peculiarities of the US renewable projects and build a financial model that takes into account the tax credits available in the US, and introduce to the new source of financing called tax equity.

Is this course for you?

Yes, if you need to build, review or analyse project finance models within the renewable energy sectors. Typical students include analysts, managers, senior managers, associate directors, financial advisors, financiers and CFOs from project companies, investment banks, private equity and infrastructure funds.

This course prerequisites:

You will need previous exposure to Excel in a financial modelling context and basic knowledge of investment concepts such as NPV and cash flows.

Renewable Energy Sources

This course will give information about Green Energy.

Created by Rakesh Yeole - Lecturer at K K Wagh Polytechnic


Students: 598, Price: Free

Students: 598, Price:  Free

This is which focuses on renewable energy sources. Ideal for those seeking to get involved in Environmental Studies. Renewable energy is useful energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. In this course we will talk about the various renewable energy sources that are helpful for the environment protection as well as helpful to reduce environmental pollution caused by non renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy provides reliable power supplies and fuel diversification, which enhance energy security, lower risk of fuel spills, and reduce the need for imported fuels. Renewable energy also helps conserve the nation's natural resources.

Clean energy has far more to recommend it than just being "green." The growing sector creates jobs, makes electric grids more resilient, expands energy access in developing countries, and helps lower energy bills. All of those factors have contributed to a renewable energy renaissance in recent years, with wind and solar setting new records for electricity generation.

For the past 150 years or so, humans have relied heavily on coal, oil, and other fossil fuels to power everything from light bulbs to cars to factories. Fossil fuels are embedded in nearly everything we do, and as a result, the greenhouse gases released from the burning of those fuels have reached historically high levels.

As greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere that would otherwise escape into space, average temperatures on the surface are rising. Global warming is one symptom of climate change, the term scientists now prefer to describe the complex shifts affecting our planet’s weather and climate systems. Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts.

Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems with Homer

Learn about Integration of Renewable Energy Systems, Wind Turbines, Solar PV Panels, Economic Analysis and Microgrid

Created by Navid Shirzadi - Data Analyst - Optimization Expert


Students: 420, Price: $24.99

Students: 420, Price:  Paid

Due to environmental challenges and the depletion of fossil fuels, renewable energies are getting so much attention. However, due to the intermittent characteristic of renewable energies, using them as standalone mode could not be reliable. Therefore we need to integrate renewable technologies together to solve this issue. the integrated system needs to be optimally sized to reduce the cost and economically feasible.

To achieve this aim and size and manage our integrated energy system model, we want to develop our model in Homer software. Homer software will then perform optimization on our model to minimize the net present cost of the system.

In this course, I tried to explain all you need for designing your system and technically and economically assessment of it using Homer software for the first time on the Udemy website.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The basic technical and economic concepts of integration of renewable energy systems

  • Homer Software interface

  • How to calculate required parameters

  • Import data to and export the results from Homer

  • Several real projects (Hands-on Homer)

  • Final evaluation of the results

This course is not theory and will give you this opportunity to learn to design energy systems as fast as possible by hands-on projects.

I am so excited to start this course with you and ready to answer all your questions in the comments.

See you!


Energy Generation and Conservation

Renewable Energy and Non Renewable Energy Sources

Created by Maboodurrahman Ansari - Assistant Professor at K.K. Wagh College of Food Technology


Students: 354, Price: Free

Students: 354, Price:  Free

The Course will be brief knowledge of all concepts regarding Energy Generation and conservation in simplified way. Energy conservation refers to the efforts made to reduce the consumption of energy. The energy on Earth is not in unlimited supply. Furthermore, energy can take plenty of time to regenerate. This certainly makes it essential to conserve energy. Most noteworthy, energy conservation is achievable either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service usage. Energy conservation will reduce the expenses related to fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are very expensive to mine. Therefore, consumers are required to pay higher prices for goods and services. Energy conservation would certainly reduce the amount of fossil fuel being mined.Basic concepts: systems, processes, cycles, energy, The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Ideal gases: Equation of state, Compression and expansion of gases, The first Law of Thermodynamics: Internal energy, enthalpy Renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biogas and their utilization in food processing, Related equipment and machineries to renewable energy sources, Fuels : Chemical properties, air for combustion, Calorific value and its determination, Properties of steam: Wet, dry saturated, superheated steam Steam generators: Fire tube boilers, Water tube boilers Boiler mountings and Boiler accessories, Measurement of Height of boiler chimney, Condensers; Layout of pipe-line and expansion joints, Air Compressors: Reciprocating, Single and two stage air compressors


A complete guide to mastering TRNSYS - the powerful simulation software for renewable energy systems

Created by Alastair McDowell - Engineer


Students: 290, Price: $99.99

Students: 290, Price:  Paid

TRNSYS is a powerful software package for developing energy models of a huge range of thermal systems, and has been used by students, researchers, and companies around the world for the last 35 years.

But learning TRNSYS can be difficult. Until today, no course like this has existed, only expensive in-person courses are available in faraway locations on specific dates. Don't waste your precious time trawling through endless PDFs, trying to make sense of complex example models and decrypting vague PhD thesis reports.

Join Alastair McDowell, TRNSYS Expert from EnergyAE Australia (Official TRNSYS Distributor) for a comprehensive TRNSYS course that will teach you all of the key concepts, how to use the modelling interfaces, and give you plenty of chances to practice and hone your skills. Explore all of the different component libraries available with many interesting case studies, including a building integrated PV/thermal system, and a thermal storage wall for a building.

Test yourself against frequent challenges and assignment projects. I demonstrate my solutions, and will answer any questions you have throughout the course. You will quickly be feeling confident to take on your personal TRNSYS projects.

Praise for the 'Learn TRNSYS' course:
"I was a complete beginner in TRNSYS before taking this course, but after watching all the videos and completing the assignment projects over 3 weeks, I now feel very confident with TRNSYS and look forward to starting my post doctorate work on modelling smart energy network systems."

- Munur Sacit Herdem, University of Waterloo, Ontario, CA.

Frequently asked questions

Q: I can't afford the course. Are discounts available?
A: Send me an email and I will give you a discount code:

Q: I don't have TRNSYS. Can I take the course?

A: We are official TRNSYS software distributors, so please send me an email at and I will send you a quote for the TRNSYS software.

Ultimate WIND ENERGY Masterclass. Beginner to Advanced Level

Your complete guide about Renewable Wind Energy from zero to hero including Wind energy basics and Wind turbine design

Created by Amr Saleh - Teaching Assistant in Electrical Power Engineering


Students: 280, Price: $49.99

Students: 280, Price:  Paid

Welcome To Our Course "Ultimate Wind Energy Masterclass. Beginner to Advanced Level"

This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about wind energy from A to Z for electrical engineers, Wind turbine technicians, and all who are interested in working in the wind energy industry.

Throughout the course we will cover Tons of topics and details such as:

  • Working principle of wind turbine

  • History of wind energy industry

  • Pros and cons of wind energy

  • where does the wind come from ?

  • Types of wind turbines

  • Sizes and application of wind turbines

  • the difference between wind power and turbine power

  • Betz model for maximum wind turbine efficiency

  • the definition of tip speed ratio

  • the effect of the tower height on the turbine power

  • different components of wind turbine

  • Aerodynamics of wind turbine blades

  • pitch mechanism and yaw mechanism

  • Different braking mechanisms in wind turbines

  • the function and design of gearbox

  • the wind turbine power characteristics

  • the meaning of power regulation

  • Stall Control Vs. Pitch control

  • furling regulation

  • how to achieve MPPT control in wind turbines?

  • different types of wind farms

  • Typical layout of a wind farm

  • guidelines of wind farm siting

  • wind resource assessment

  • how to get wind speed duration curves for a given site

  • Weibull statistics of wind data analysis

  • calculation of energy and capacity factor for wind turbines

  • different types of generators used in wind energy industry

  • different configurations of WECS

  • Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) in wind energy industry

  • how to handle variable speed of wind turbines

  • wind energy supply chain

  • Different careers and occupations in wind energy industry

If you've been looking for ONE COURSE with an in-depth insight on Wind energy, This course is what you want !!

Micro-Renewable energy for Beginners

Learn about micro-renewable energy from an expert with 20 years experience

Created by John Clarkson - Sustainable Development Scientist


Students: 201, Price: $29.99

Students: 201, Price:  Paid

Want to learn about how you can power your Home or Business?

This is the first ever Micro-renewable energy course of its kind. It has been developed for 17 years, tested on many students live before being produced into video slides with a professional course presenter. It is a beginners course where you will learn how to calculate outputs like kilowatthour which are used by electric companies to charge you for your energy use! 

Discover how YOU can help yourself and others save and make FREE MONEY

Imagine making money for free, whilst at work or while you sleep. Sounds a great idea. That's because it is. Learn about micro-renewable energy, how it works, where to deploy it, how much energy it produces and you are on your way to making a fortune, either by buying it as an asset (something that makes you money) or by learning how to sell these products in a new exciting career, which our course is going to help you obtain!

What will I learn about?

By the end of this course you will understand how each of the technologies work, how to calculate their outputs, and how to optimise their deployment. Once completed you will be able to:-

  • Assess the viability of a particular type of micro-renewable energy
  • Calculate the energy output where possible
  • Optimise its deployment
  • By taking the advanced level course you will also be able to financially analyse its benefits.

Why listen to us?

Our courses are written designed by our expert, John Clarkson, who has many years in the renewable energy industry, and presented by Tatjana Anders.

We make this course easy to learn by

  • Saving you time having to study each type of technology separately. Here you get Solar power, heat pumps, micro-wind and hydro power and how store electrical energy using battery technology all in separate lectures. 
  • Providing you support should you have any questions. (Most of our students have not required any assistance!)
  • Keeping the physics to a minimum, by focusing on the easy maths that helps you calculate the amount of energy being output! This makes the course easy for beginners

Don't give up on your Dream

  • Doing this course could get you a job in the micro-renewable energy as a sales person
  • Doing this course could help you buy the appropriate technology to save you money in your home
  • Doing this course could build you a future for you and your family

Bonus Benefits

By taking this course you are able to progress to our second course Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy for Professionals/Customers which was given a rave review by one of our students who works in the financial sector!

Suni Thakur a student of our courses commented on our Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy for Professionals/Customers:-

"Fantastic course. I am a trader in the financial markets (stocks and currencies) so I strongly recommend this course for understanding about investing in micro-renewable energy."

Embrace the Future

In the next 100 years we are going to enter a world where oil is no longer cheap and other fossil fuels are increasingly seen as polluting. The future is going to be SMART grids operated by smart people. Act today and open your mind to a whole new range of possibilties.

Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy

How to financially assess micro-renewable energy systems

Created by John Clarkson - Sustainable Development Scientist


Students: 86, Price: $24.99

Students: 86, Price:  Paid

This course is for businesses and domestic customers who wish to learn how to assess if a particular product is worthwhile investing in or how to sell their renewable energy in a better way.

Selling a product is about emotion but it shouldn’t be! It should be about gain, profit and benefits to the customer. Payback times don’t do that. They mask the truth. We’re here to dispel the myths and help you see the truth.

It is probably best to do this course after you've completed the first one on Micro-Renewable Energy for Beginners. However, this is not a must, because this course in a way could apply to ANY FORM OF INVESTMENT. It's just that I've applied these techniques to this topic!

This course will teach you how to financially assess any form of micro-renewable energy or investment using techniques derived from capital budgeting and investment. Typically, these techniques are used in the stock market.

Using these techniques, you will build upon the knowledge you gained from the first course. This will allow you to work out if a particular micro-renewable energy system is financially worthwhile, quickly and efficiently. You won't need to learn how to calculate payback times, which are a pointless metric that much of the industry still uses.

If you want to get the full information on micro-renewable energy this is a definite follow up course you should do.

Advanced Financial Modeling for Renewable Energy – ( US )

Tax Equity Flip Structure

Created by Greg Ahuy - Financial Modeler at FMO - Financial Model Online


Students: 54, Price: $149.99

Students: 54, Price:  Paid

Course Objective

In an online environment, you will build a financial model suitable for advanced analysis of tax equity flip structures for wind and solar projects.

This course will provide step-by-step instructions on how to size tax equity investment, back-leverage loan, and how to estimate the sponsor's equity return.

By the end of this course, you will be able to build complex, real-life project finance models to analyze tax equity flip structures.

What This Course is About?

Project finance models are used to assess the risk-reward of lending to and investing in an infrastructure project. The project's debt capacity, valuation and financial feasibility depend on expected future cash flows generated by the project and a financial model is built to analyze this. In the tax equity flip structures, there is additional complexity related to the IRS tax rules that have to be reflected in the financial model. On top of that, we have to be able to correctly size the back-leverage debt in the downside scenario, taking into account and reflecting the tax equity's seniority in the financial model.

In this course, we will model a complex tax equity flip structure for wind and solar projects in excel.

You will learn about:

  • How renewable projects are financed;

  • How to create best practice macro’s and Excel VBA codes to break circularities;

  • How to size debt based on multiple covenants for wind and solar projects;

  • how to create best practice macro’s and VBA codes to break circularities

  • How to model the allocations of tax benefits between tax equity and sponsor, including modeling the capital accounts, DRO, Qualifies Income Offset provisions, and outside basis;

  • How to size tax equity investment in a yield-based flip;

  • Optimize the model to achieve the requirements of lender, sponsor and tax equity investor;

  • Gain insights into the financial model development process, step-by-step – for a renewable energy model;

This is the same comprehensive financial training used to prepare analysts and managers at top financial institutions and infrastructure funds.

How Does It Work?

The course length is over 14 hours.

First, we will review how renewable energy projects get financed, so we understand all the essential components of project finance transaction.

Then, we will go over the case study and review modeling methods to improve our productivity in excel. We will then dive into building our advanced financial model. We will model the tax benefits allocation and cash distributions before adjustments between partners, which will give us the correct cash flow to the parties.

Next, we will size a preliminary back-leverage loan and model the construction funding. Once we have the construction funding, we will work on the adjustments that have to be made to the tax benefits allocated to the tax equity partner. We will implement the IRS requirements in the financial model (capital accounts, DRO, Qualified Income Offset, outside basis). This will allow us to size the tax equity's investment correctly.

We will then finalize the calculations of the cash flow available for the distributions to the sponsor. We will have to incorporate the DSCR lock-up and default covenants, and debt service reserve account into the calculations of the sponsor's cash flow to get to the sponsor's IRR.

Next, we will work on scenario analysis to find a tax equity transaction structure that could enhance the value of the project for the sponsor and the tax equity partner.

And, finally, we will work on modeling the partners' equity return when the sponsor exercises his buyout option. For those, who are interested in the accounting side of the tax equity transaction, we will also include the discussion and modeling of the HLBV accounting.

Is This Course For You?

Yes, if you need to build, review or analyse project finance models for wind and solar projects in the United States.

Typical students include analysts, managers, senior managers, associate directors, financial advisors, financiers and CFOs from project companies, investment banks, private equity and infrastructure funds.

Course Prerequisites

Note that this is an advanced financial modeling course, and it is expected that you know how to model the project finance models for renewable energy projects. Most of our students take our other course "Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy" before taking the advanced course.

Renewable Energy and Climate Change


Created by Marianne N. Michaels - Rocket Scientist | Engineer | Author | Academic


Students: 47, Price: $59.99

Students: 47, Price:  Paid

Great student reviews and 4-5 star ratings for this course:

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Think someone should do something to save our planet from Climate Change?

The Earth is in a CLIMATE CRISIS, and needs you. Yes, YOU!! Right now, we are in the Emergency Room, and need to act quickly.

Take this Easy-to-understand STEP-BY-STEP course on Renewable Energy and Climate Change, if YOU want to help. Even the smallest things YOU DO can SAVE our planet!

But first, let's start with a ... 


Fun Fact: Did you know ... the world is covered by around 70% water. But only around 2.5% is fresh, drinkable water (NatGeo).

and now a...


Scary Fact: Did you know ... that animals (mostly COWS) contribute to global warming?!! Yeah, around 20% of all world's greenhouse gas emissions (methane) is BELCHED by 1.5 billion COWS! Over 40% of the farmland in the USA is used for grazing cattle. Just to bring meat to your dinner table.

One clever way to reduce the amount of methane produced by cows is to add seaweed to their feed!! Now that's clever.


Fun Fact: Did you know ... that the Earth receives more energy from the sun in a single hour than the world uses in an ENTIRE year. Currently, we capture only 1% of the sun's energy to produce electricity!!!

Scary Fact: Because the world's oceans absorb about 30% of the CO2 that humans spew out, the oceans are now much more acidic. Together with a warmer ocean temperature has resulted in 50% of the world's Coral Reefs now EXTINCT, with the remaining living reefs expected to disappear in about 20-30 years!! Leaving behind green, slimy algae.

Scary Fact: 1% of global energy consumption is used to keep data stored in the cloud (i.e. stored in data centers) COOL!


After taking this course you will know where oil comes from, what coal is, what CO2 and Methane are and how they contribute to our warming climate.

You will have a unique and thorough understanding of the basics, terminology, concepts, and technologies to be proud of. Plus you'll receive a Certificate of Completion too.

I'll walk you through each lecture through a series of videos. With 30 lectures and 113 mins of videos, this course provides a comprehensive overview of:

    • Energy and Electricity

    • Climate Change and the Environment

    • Fossil Fuels

      • Coal

      • Natural Gas

      • Crude Oil

      • Alternative Fossil Fuels & Synfuels

      • The environmental costs of using Fossil Fuels

      • Energy Conservation & Renewables

    • Renewable Energy Technologies, including:

      • Biomass and Biofuels (innovative "Jatropha" and "algae-derived" oils)

      • Solar power (PV and solar thermal)

      • Wind power (horizontal axis, vertical axis, offshore, 'Turbines Integrated into Buildings')

      • Fuel Cells

      • Hydroelectric power

      • Geothermal Energy

      • Wave power

      • Tidal Power

      • Ocean thermal energy


This course is jam-packed to cover them all. Plus end-of-section review questions, quizzes, and loads of resources.


Take this course because you want to:

  1. SAVE our planet and

  2. learn about climate change and the environment (so what's all the fuss?) Or

  3. learn about fossil fuels (what's that all about) Or

  4. Live or Work OFF-THE-GRID  (do you want a sustainable family, life and business?) Or

  5. INVEST in Yourself and Jumpstart Your CAREER with a Certificate of Completion for:

    1. a 'GREEN' Job Or

    2. college/university admission Or

  6.   learn more, as a professional whose already WORKING in the renewable energy industry

Then this course is for you.



CLICK on the "ADD TO CART" button, and you will be on your way to GET STARTED!


Before 30 days, if you decide it's not for you, simply jump into your account and cancel. Nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to GAIN!

Blockchain Energy & Utilities

Blockchain -A perfect disruptive technology in energy & utility T&D business,Renewables ,Electric Vehicle,Smart metering

Created by Sudipta Sarkar - Cybersecurity | Blockchain


Students: 23, Price: $19.99

Students: 23, Price:  Paid

Blockchain technology has gained a lot of popularity recently. It is claimed to be a game changer by many of the industry experts and is even believed to rule the next decade. The invention of Blockchain technology can be compared to the invention of wheel, motor and internet that changed the world. Blockchain technology is considered one of the biggest invention since the internet changed the world.  This course will give you confidence on energy & utility blockchain.