FIN41900 Renewable Energy Finance

Academic Year 2022/2023

The aim of this module is to provide students with a deep knowledge of the sources of funding, and finance mechanism used, in the Renewable Energy Industry at a Project and Business level. The course will provide students with an understanding of the structures, legal and contractual arrangements that underpin these transactions. The role of digitisation of the RE Industry will also be reviewed. The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, readings and class led discussion.

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Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module students should be able to:
1. Understand the nature of the Capital Stack that finance the Renewable Energy Industry, including the sources and uses of each element.
2. Build a Project finance model and understand the components and inputs that are required.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the key legal and contractual documents that underpin the various funding models used in the Industry.
4. Understand the role Digitisation has to play in improving the “investability” of the Renewable Energy Industry.
5. Contribute in a meaningful way to negotiations with lenders and project sponsors, from a position of knowledge.

Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Student will be expected to attend and actively participate in each lecture Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No


Assignment: Individual Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Group Project: Investment Assessment , Report & Presentation Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 09:00 - 10:50

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