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Week I: Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies

Green Energy Summer School

  • 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: 21.08.2017
End date: 25.08.2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Registration Deadline: 18.08.2017
Seminar language: English
Seminar timetable:
Price: 1,500.00 EUR

Early bird price: 1,350.00 EUR
Valid until: 26.06.2017

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


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 grew up in Northern Ireland and then went to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She worked for Arups for two years as a building services engineer working on heating and ventilation system design, in particular on the New Justice Building in Antwerp, Belgium. In between times she has been involved with a development charity in Kenya, working with street children in Nairobi and doing a water supply project. Katie has spent six years working with renewable energy systems at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, UK ( Whilst there she did several domestic solar thermal and wood fuel installations as well as working on domestic PV systems, on- and offgrid, wind and hydro. Since 2008 she works as lecturer for RENAC.

Volker Jaensch, RENAC

Volker Jaensch joined RENAC in August 2010. He has ten years professional experience in project development, due diligence, financing and implementation of renewable energy projects with 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 energies at German Energy Agency. Before joining RENAC Volker 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. Volker holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administrati on (MBA).

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.

Uta Zähringer, RENAC

Uta Zähringer started as a freelance project manager at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in 2008. She was the Project Director of the international know-how transfer project “Training in Energy Efficiency – TrEff” in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine 2012 – 2013; since 2014 she is responsible the Project Director of RENAC’s Academic Programmes. 2005 – 2012 she worked as a freelance consultant and expert for the GIZ and the Investment Bank Schleswig-Holstein Energy Agency, among others. 1999 – 2001 she worked as a project assistant at the DIW Berlin for the German economic advisory group of the Ukrainian government. From 2001 until 2004 she was project associate of the international department at the German Energy Agency (dena). Uta Zähringer studied Economics and Eastern European Studies in Berlin (FU Berlin) and St. Petersburg (Staatliche Universität St. Petersburg, Russia) and Renewable Energies at the HAW in Hamburg (part-time).

Nicolas Barnier

Nicolas Barnier is with Energy Competence Centre GmbH (ECC) since February 2013, he is responsible for the project development and associated project management for renewable energy projects of the company at international level and since 2015 also is the technical managing director of the company. Nicolas studied Mechanical Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Lyon – France – from 2011 to 2006. From 2006 to 2013 he held different positions within the field of wind energy, both in the areas of development and service & maintenance, and also worked 20 months in the field of education. In his employments previous to ECC, he dealt with the structural design of rotor blades, the improvement of existing blade repair methods, the development of new blade repair methods at world’s biggest independent rotor blade manufacturer LM Wind Power and the general maintenance of wind turbines. Furthermore, during two stays in Mexico, he developed and executed educational programs both for children & teenagers and for adults. Later during his employment with ECC, he was and is among others performing project management of the green field development of wind energy projects in different countries, of a technical due diligence of a 56MW wind energy portfolio in Azerbaijan with consecutive completion and commissioning of 42.5MW out of it as well as the owners engineering for a wind energy projects in different countries. Additionally he is involved in continuous business development activities for renewable energy projects internationally.



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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