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Open Training | RET1-02 | Categories: Renewable Energy

Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Fundamentals of renewable energy
  • Off-grid photovoltaics
  • Grid-tied photovoltaics
  • Solar radiation
  • Solar thermal technology
  • Small hydropower
  • Concentrating solar power
  • Bioenergy
  • Wind energy
  • Project development for wind energy power plants
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources
  • Status and market development


Start date: 06.11.2017
End date: 10.11.2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Registration Deadline: 03.11.2017
Seminar language: English
Seminar timetable: 09:00-18:00
[incl. lunch and coffee breaks]
Price: 1,500.00 EUR

Early bird price: 1,350.00 EUR
Valid until: 11.09.2017

After the seminar, you will be able to: 

  • Assess the appropriateness of each technology for different situations
  • Undertake initial system designs
  • Communicate with technology suppliers and customers
  • Understand the latest RE markets

This training suits those who: 

  • Are new to the subject of RE
  • Would like to start a career in this exciting field
  • Need to advise on the suitability of a RE technology


Albrecht Tiedemann, RENAC
Albrecht Tiedemann is the director for renewables grid integration and wind power at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since 2008. He is currently responsible for the ReGrid program “capacity building on integration of large amounts of renewable energy in electricity grids” and the management of RENAC’s wind energy education program. He works as lecturer and moderates panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences. From 2003 to 2008 Mr. Tiedemann worked for the German Energy Agency and has been involved in consulting for the German Federal Minister of Economics & Technology, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission and enterprises in the energy sector. From 1989 to 2003 he worked as a scientific assistant for the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany. Until 1989 he studied at the Technical University of Berlin and holds a diploma „Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology“.

Frank Jackson, RENAC
Frank Jackson has been involved in the solar energy industry since the early 1990s, running courses and seminars, and designing and installing systems. He has worked in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia. Besides training activities, he has designed and installed numerous photovoltaic systems. He also is involved in running courses for people entering the renewable energies industry. He is editor of the Earthscan Expert series, a new series of books designed to providing clear, practical information for people who want to work with environmentally friendly low-carbon technologies; the books range from specific handbooks to more general guides.

Katie Brown, RENAC
Katie Brown has been a trainer at RENAC since 2008. Her specialisations are solar thermal systems and small hydropower. In this capacity she is responsible for developing training materials and delivering training courses to installers and engineers through to decision makers. Recently she has co-authored a study on quality standards and quality assurance mechanisms for RE/EE training programmes in the MENA region. Prior to moving to Berlin, Ms. Brown worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales designing, installing and operating solar thermal systems and micro hydro systems as well as providing consultancy services and teaching on various Masters degree courses. Before this she worked for the building consultancy, Arup, as a building services engineer doing heating and ventilation system design. In between she has been involved with a development charity, working with street children in Kenya and being involved with a micro hydro project in Nepal. Ms Brown studied Mechanical Engineering to Masters level at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Martin Schnauss, RENAC
Martin Schnauss has been working in area of renewable energies for more than 2 decades. He is currently working as freelance engineer, working on feasibility and market studies and developing market introduction strategies. With respect to solar systems, both solar thermal and PV, he possesses profound experience in planning and construction, technical support, cost estimates, analyses of cost-effectiveness, monitoring an research, system optimising and computer simulation. In his career he has been working as an engineer for e.g. the Technical University of Berlin, German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) or the engineering Dr. Valentin. Martin Schnauss regularly gives presentations in the context of national and international conferences and gained teaching experienced in many lectures and seminars on renewable energy technologies since the 1980ies.

Emilienne Tingwey, RENAC
Emilienne Tingwey holds a PhD in Environmental  Sciences and a Masters in Environmental and  Resource Management from the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus as of April 2009. She joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin in 2010 and started off as a project assistant in the international know-how transfer project TREE (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency). With the completion of this project, she manages various tailor-made courses offered by RENAC, assists in the practical exercises of solar trainings and also supports the RENAC team in the implementation of international know-how transfer project ReGrid. Since 2012, she oversees the organization of the international study program GPE Solar which is offered by TU Berlin in cooperation with RENAC. She is presently the heads the Green Energy Summer  School an annual study event of  offered by RENAC. Born in Cameroon, Dr. Emilienne Tingwey grew up and studied in Cameroon right up to her bachelor degree before moving to Germany. She speaks fluent English, French, Pidgin, Moghamo and German.

Jens Altevogt, RENAC
Jens Altevogt is with Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since March 2009, he coordinates and teaches in the Masters Program Global Production Engineering for Solar Technology in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin and is also in charge of advanced training programs in the field of solar energy. Jens studied Economics and General Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences—Jena— until 2003. From 2003 he worked with the Institute for Energy and Environment in Leipzig, dealing with the economically optimized repowering of wind parks and advising power utilities on the topic of emissions trading. In 2004 he supported enerplan, the French solar industry association, in developing and implementing solar campaigns for policymakers and the public. In 2005 he joined the German Energy Agency (dena) where he was responsible for market and policy issues in the field of solar energy, coordinating the European PV Policy Group project and managing solar demonstration projects abroad, among other things.

Volker Jaensch
Volker Jaensch joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in August 2010.  As project director he is responsible for the areas of bioenergy, financing and climate change mitigation as well as for the design and implementation of renewable energy training centers. Furthermore, Mr. Jaensch is involved in wind energy and energy efficiency projects and trainings. He has ten years professional experience in project development, due diligence, financing and implementation of renewable energy projects with a focus on biomass and wind-energy (at daughter companies of Veolia Environment and Gamesa Energia). He also gained experience in the political arena of renewable energy at the German Energy Agency (dena). Before joining RENAC Mr. Jaensch was active for four years in the development and implementation of sustainable Carbon Credit generating projects (according to the Kyoto Protocol and the Gold Standard) in developing countries. Mr Jaensch holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

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For detailed information about seminar content, please contact the project manager:

  • Sylvia Hartmann
  • E-mail: sylvia.hartmann(at)
  • phone: +49 (0) 30-526 895 889

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