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Week I: Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies

Green Energy Summer School

  • Introduction to off-grid and grid-tied photovoltaics (PV)
  • Solar thermal technology for water heating
  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
  • Wind power
  • Bioenergy with focus on biogas
  • Small hydropower
  • Renewable energy (RE) project development with focus on wind power plants
  • Grid integration of renewable energy 


Start date: 21.08.2017
End date: 25.08.2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Registration Deadline: 10.07.2017
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.

Lars Koerner, RENAC

Lars Koerner holds an engineering diploma in Environmental technology and renewable energy from the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. He has gained several years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager for photovoltaic systems with SolarWorld AG where he also conducted worldwide trainings for staff and customers. He is an expert on decentralized solar hybrid mini-grids.

His experience in the area of solar energy spans further at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg where he worked on a monitoring concept for village power supply systems in China and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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. 

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.


  • Sylvia Hartmann
  • Phone: +49(0)30-526 895 889
  • Email:sylvia.hartmann(at) 


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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