REFINe is an interactive Web tool that helps users better understand experiences with financial instruments to scale up renewable energy technologies.
The tool can be used to identify financial instruments that can be used to overcome user specified project risks and barriers, or to identify project risks and barriers that have been addressed by a specific financial instrument in the past. REFINe is intended to assist policymakers in low-income countries (LICs) in identifying how to apply financial instruments funded from public and concessionary sources to support the scaling-up of commercially proven Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs). It does not pretend to be a comprehensive guide to the incommodividual instruments described or to the full range of infrastructure project and RET financing issues.
This work benefited from support provided by the Climate Investment Funds, through the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP).