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Course format Online
Date 2023-08-21 - 2023-08-25
Duration 5 days
Cost Price: €1,500* Early Bird Price: €1,350 available until: 21 June 2023


Over the past ten years, the various benefits renewable energy (RE) technologies have increasingly captivated the interest of the international community. Understanding the availability and accessibility of renewable energy resources is crucial for the usage of the technologies that harness them. This course takes participants through different renewable energy resources (sun, wind, and water) and focuses on existing commercially viable renewable energy technologies. Their suitability for different situations and in different parts of the world is evaluated. With this course, learners are introduced to different measures for integrating RE electricity sources into the grid. For the first time this year, this course will incorporate an introduction to hydrogen session, focused on hydrogen as an emerging energy technology.


  • Renewable energy status and market development
  • Fundamentals of energy and solar radiation
  • Photovoltaics (Off-grid, grid-tied)
  • Bioenergy- solid biomass, biogas, biofuels
  • Small hydropower
  • Wind energy technology and project development
  • Solar thermal technology
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources
  • Introduction to hydrogen

For more information about the GESS II: Management and Economics of Photovoltaic Projects and the GESS III: Wind Turbine Technology.

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

Learning objectives

Training Course Objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the main commercially-viable renewable energy technologies and their economic viability in urban and rural settings;
  • give a structured overview of the different renewable energy sources and how they can be harnessed and used for the provision of electricity, heat, and cold provision;
  • present the different RE systems, their components, how they are designed, and how they work;
  • analyse renewable energy markets and latest market trends; and
  • provide a platform for discussion of personal projects with other participants from around the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how each technology works;
  • assess the appropriateness of each technology for different situations;
  • undertake initial system designs and sizing;
  • recognise the main renewable energy market sectors; and
  • communicate effectively and knowledgably with technology suppliers and customers.

Target groups

Target Group:

  • Individuals with no previous background in renewable energy topics
  • Individuals who would like to start a career in this field
  • Individuals seeking more information on the suitability of RE technology

Qualification Level:

No pre-requisites

Course details

Duration: 5 days, from 9:00 - 17:00 each day

Start Date: 21 August 2023

End Date: 25 August 2023

Structure: 3 days covering theory, 1.5 days of practical hands-on exercises, and half-day site visit

Number of Participants: 15

Course Location: RENAC's Training Centre Berlin, Germany

Certificate Awarded: Certificate of attendance from RENAC

Training Course Language: English

Price: €1,500*

Early Bird Price: €1,350 available until: 21 June 2023


Dr. Emilienne Tingwey

Project Director
Academic Programmes and Professional Training
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 52
Email: tingwey[at]


*incl 19 % of German VAT



ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy