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Week I: Intoduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

Green Energy Summer School

    • Status and market development
    • 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


      Start date: 13.08.2018
      End date: 17.08.2018
      Location: Berlin, Germany
      Registration Deadline: 29.06.2018
      Seminar language: English
      Seminar timetable:
      Price: 1,500.00 EUR

      Early bird price: 1,350.00 EUR
      Valid until: 15.06.2018

      After the seminar, you will be able to: 

      • Assess the appropriateness of each technology for di?erent situations
      • Undertake initial system designs
      • Communicate with technology suppliers and customers Understand the latest RE market trends

      This training suits those who: 

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


      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. 

      Dr. 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 Project Director Training Quality Assurance. 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.


      Bernd Wollwerth-Carl, RENAC
      Bernd Wollwerth-Carl has been working in different fields of renewable energies for almost 20 years and has been with Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since March 2017. At RENAC he leads the Solar Energy department and in this role he gives lectures, runs seminars and workshops, and coordinates all solar energy projects. Bernd has a diploma in Environmental Engineering. After finishing his studies, he started working in different fields of bioenergy (process engineering of biodiesel plants, operation of biogas plants, R&D for biogas liquefaction, etc.). In 2003 he joined the German Energy Agency (dena) where he was responsible for the bioenergy sector within the “Export Initiative Renewable Energies”. Here he implemented several large projects including the first PV roof top project of dena’s “solar roof program” in Athens. Later he worked for an energy supply company where he designed, developed and implemented bioenergy heat supply projects all over Germany. Thereafter he worked for three years as manager of the bioenergy department and later as International Sector Manager “Energy Companies” for the consulting company Ecofys GmbH where he implemented several large bioenergy studies. In 2009 he founded the company KWA Eviva GmbH and worked there as CEO as well as project developer for large-scale PV power plants in Germany, in Turkey and further countries abroad. At KWA Eviva GmbH he realized several large-scale ground-mounted PV plants.


      Matthis Brinkhaus
      Matthis Brinkhaus joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in September 2013. He was working first as a project assistant in the advanced online training of the capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (ReGrid). Since June 2015 he has been working as a project manager in the three-year capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (CapREG). He mainly develops new learning materials for the online training but he is also involved in face-to-face trainings and development of mobile exhibitions. Matthis Brinkhaus studied Engineering and Business Management. He did his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Ansbach and his Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin, graduating in May 2015. Throughout his studies he focussed on energy technology and energy economics. In his Master thesis he investigated the Indian balancing power market. Before joining RENAC, Matthis Brinkhaus gained experience in different fields of energy at home and abroad. He worked for a German company developing hydrogen fuel cells, for a consultancy of the Indian solar market based in New Delhi and for a German company involved in micro-energy projects. Matthis Brinkhaus speaks German and English and has advanced knowledge in French.


      Henning Harke
      Henning Harke joined Renewables Academy (RENAC AG) in April 2016. He is Project Manager in the field of Energy Efficiency. He develops new learning material in the field of energy efficiency. Moreover, he supports the acquisition of companies within the framework of the Export Initiatives on renewable energies and energy efficiency funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Mr Harke holds a Master Degree in International Management and Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg. He conducted his master thesis in collaboration with MAN Diesel & Turbo, where he designed waste heat recovery systems for heavy duty combustion engines, which he also evaluated economically. Mr Harke speaks German and fluent English and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.


      Jan Adolph
      Matthias Adolf studied philosophy and ancient history at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel and political science at Otto Suhr Instiute of Political Science (OSI) at Freie Universität Berlin (FU). In 2009 he finished his doctoral thesis “Energy Security of the PR China in the Caspian Region” at Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies (BC CARE) at FU. Matthias Adolf worked as Senior Research Fellow at Environmental Policy Research Centre (ffu) and is founding member of BC CARE. Matthias Adolf was involved in projects and as a lecturer in the field of international relations, energy security, fossil and renewable energy policy as well as energy efficiency and climate policy. At FU he is mentor and adviser at the PhD-programme “Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies” (CREES). Now Matthias Adolf is integrated in a project on renewable heat in Germany at i-ner in Berlin. He is also coordinator and author of country profiles for the Export Initiative at the German Energy Agency (dena).



      Accomodation RENAC is situated in the center of Berlin with a lot of Hostels/Hotels around it. RENAC will support you in finding a suitable accommodation, nevertheless the booking you have to make yourself.


      The Renewable Energy Summer School takes place in RENAC’s Training Center. It is located in the heart of Berlin, at 5 minutes walking distance to the central place Alexanderplatz. Close by to the training premises at RENAC are plenty of boutiques, cafés, bars, museums, cinemas and other opportunities to enjoy the evenings or the week-end during the best season in Berlin.

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