Renewable Energy Resources

This website is part of a World Bank initiative to research private participation and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure. Our partner websites are listed below. Together, these programs provide comprehensive information on private participation in infrastructure for public use. A selection of other sources on renewable energy has also been highlighted, including a brief description in their own words.



Partner Websites:


World Bank Infrastructure Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulation (PPPIRC):

"The PPP in Infrastructure Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulation (PPPIRC) contains sample public-private partnership (PPP) agreements and concessions, checklists and sample clauses, terms of reference, risk matrices, standard bidding documents developed by government agencies and sample ppp and sector legislation and regulation.”

World Bank Private Participation in Infrastructure Database:

"Tracks investments in over 6,000 infrastructure projects. The database is the leading source of PPI trends in the developing world, covering projects in the energy, telecommunications, transport, and water and sewerage sectors.”

World Bank & University of Florida Body of Knowledge on Infrastructure Regulation:

"Principles, best practices, and case studies in infrastructure regulation for easy reference and learning.”


Public Renewable Energy Databases:


IEA Addressing Climate Change Policies and Measures Database:

"The Dealing with Climate Change policies and measures database provides information on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database:

"Provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to encourage the uptake of renewable energy in all IEA and IRENA Member countries and signatories.”

IGES CDM Project Database:

"Provides datasets regarding CDM Projects, CER Supply Forecasting, CDM Monitoring and Issuance, Rejected Projects, Investment Analysis, JI Projects, GHG Emissions Strategic Policy Options and related publications.”

UNFCCC CDM Project Cycle Search:

"Registers all CDM project applications including relevant documentation by project in a searchable format.”



Recommended Public Renewable Energy Tools:


Homer Energy Modeling Software:

"A powerful tool for designing and analyzing hybrid power systems, which contain a mix of conventional generators, combined heat and power, wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells, hydropower, biomass and other inputs, globally. Gives realistic projections of capital and operating expenses.”


"Provides easy access to high quality renewable energy resource availability and data to users all around the world based on GIS imagining and time series data, along with links to energy optimization tools.”

US National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Energy Technology Cost and Performance Data:

"Provides recent cost estimates for utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies are available across capital costs, operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, capacity factor, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Also includes a LCOE calculator.”

World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit:

"Provides a broad set of tools to help improve the design and implementation of renewable energy (RE) projects, incorporate best practices and lessons learned from RE projects supported by the WBG and other institutions, and is operationally oriented to address practical implementation needs at each stage in the RE project cycle.”