Current projects


This online/eLearning course covers topics on recovery measures rooted in the energy transition. The course is based on the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 2020 report, THE POST-COVID RECOVERY - AN agenda for resilience, development and equality. The IRENA report is applicable to a broad range of economic and social disruptions, particularly climate change.


ServicesEnergy transition online course
Topics  Energy transition
Target groupsOpen access
Target countriesOpen access

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Green hydrogen offers South Africa many opportunities. The country can both meet its global commitments to carbon reduction as well as export to international offtakers, who are willing to pay a premium price and sign long-term supply agreements to stimulate market development.

As part of the GIZ’s H2.SA programme, 15 events (offered online and in-person) will be hosted in collaboration with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). The events will provide excellent opportunities for capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, and showing international best practices for green hydrogen market development.


ServicesWebinar, Workshops
Topics  Green Hydrogen
Target groupsOpen access
Target countriesSouth Africa, International

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Let´s connect for green energy in Africa

ANSAP fosters market development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency in Africa. It supports African Alumni with study experience of green energy in Germany to create a peer and expert support community to develop project or businesses in green energy in their home countries.
It offers and alumni portal for peer communication and knowledge exchange. Scholarships for online trainings on the development and bankability of project and business plans in green energy. Expert mentorship to further analyze and develop projects and virtual conferences and pitching events to showcase and exchange project and business ideas.


ClientGIZ on behalf of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Partner: Initiative Grüne Bürgerenergie für Africa
ServicesCreating an African - German Alumni Network in green energy
Topics  Business development for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
Target groupsAfrican Alumni / Alumna with study experience in Renewable Energies in Germany
Target countriesBenin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia

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RENAC, in partnership with TVET Hamburg, partner to deliver this comprehensive course. It is designed for TVET managers and trainers, educators, researchers, and policy makers interested in the application of dual training features for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

The six-week course examines the success factors of Germany’s TVET system as well as cross-cutting issues in TVET, such as quality assurance and digitalisation. It includes interactive sessions and tasks, facilitated online forums, and live virtual discussions.

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. The course runs from 9 May to 17 June 2022. Register now before the 2 May 2022 deadline.

ClientGFA and RENAC
ServicesOnline trainings on Green TVET

Dual TVET features, RE and EE workforce demand, Green TVET pedagogical approaches and quality management

Target groupsOpen access
Target countriesInternational

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CoBenefits - Mobilising the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building among Public Policy Institutions

COBENEFITS is a capacity-building programme targeting policy makers and other relevant actors in energy, climate and environmental policy in three countries: Turkey, South Africa and Mexico. The project strengthens governmental departments and agencies in charge of climate and energy issues in the target countries in their ability to advice their ministerial clients on the co-benefits of renewable power generation, to spur ambitious as well as effective NDC implementation.

ClientInternational Climate Initiative with support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
ServicesCountry reports and analyses, self-paced online training programme, country-specific virtual face-to-face trainings and cross-country mutual learning workshops.
TopicsRenewable energy in power generation and climate policy
Target groupsMinistries, subordinate authorities and regulators, regional or local administration, policy makers and deciders on subnational/state level, financial institutions
Target countries Phase 1: India, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam (2017 – 2020)
Phase 2: Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Kenya (2020 – 2022)

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Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam (BEM)

BEM is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). With GIZ Viet Nam as the implementing institution and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) as lead executing agency, BEM assists in improving the preconditions for a sustainable use of biomass and biogas for electricity and heat generation in the country. Within the BEM project structure, a ‘Bioenergy Expert Pool’ works closely with actors in Vietnam to ensure systemic implementation of all actions. RENAC in cooperation with E.Quadrat and AD Solutions will coordinate the activities of this highly experienced group of international bioenergy and finance specialists.

ClientGIZ, EREA, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
ServicesOnline training
Target groupsKey stakeholders from the Vietnamese public and private sector
Target countries 2020-2022

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International Communication of the Energy Transition in Germany

The Federal Foreign Office, assisted by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG, is supporting the German missions abroad in communicating the German Energiewende internationally.

ClientFederal Foreign Office
ServicesWho-is-Who Online Database, brochure “Who is Who of the Energiewende in Germany“, Topic lectures in German and English, help desk, Tweets/graphics for the Twitter channel of the Federal Foreign Office
Target groupsGerman embassies and consulates
Target countryGermany
Year2015 - 2022

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GreenSkills4Dev Project

The GreenSkills4Dev Programme is designed to support different educational sectors in Mozambique with a strong focus on digital learning and capacity building in renewable energy. Local people with local knowledge are best suitable to develop a decentralised renewable energy structure in rural regions in Africa.

ClientGIZ; Green Peoples Energy for Africa
ServicesImplementing a Blended Learning Master Degree; supporting local training institutions to set up renewable energy trainings, providing trainings
Topics  Renewable energy technologies
Target groupsStudents enrolled in a Master Course at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo; nominated trainers from selected training institutions; employees of the private sector working in the solar business
Target countriesMozambique

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iRise: Indian Rooftop PV Installers Skilling and Employment

iRISE is part of the Indo-German Solar Partnership and supports the "Skilling India“ initiative targeting 500 million skilled workers to be placed in appropriate employment by 2022. The Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG has been awarded by GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) to successfully implement iRISE.

ServicesVirtual live/face-to-face training
Topics  Upgrade technical and business skills, install and market the ‘PV-Port’ solar system
Target groupsSyriamitras, master trainers
Target countriesIndia

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Energy Dialogues

In light of Germany's ambitious goals to secure the success of the "Energiewende" and the global aims related to the energy policy set forth in the Paris agreement, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is pursuing to establish close energy policy cooperations with partner countries all over the world.

The international formalized partnerships and yet non-formalized energy dialogues of the BMWi are the key element of bilateral energy cooperation of the Federal Government of Germany. The high-level energy dialogues facilitate regular bilateral exchange between both governments and other institutions and stakeholders. They aim to strengthen the energy transition, as well as to build trusting and long-term energy relationships with partner countries by fostering mutual learning on key energy policy issues as well as common challenges and opportunities.

The Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG, under the coordination of adelphi, is supporting the BMWi in their aim to foster the energy policy exchange with the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Within the framework of the energy dialogue, the Renewables Academy is the responsible partner for organizing high-level delegation trips to Germany and supports the BMWi in co-organizing energy policy events and expert workshops in Germany.

In addition to adelphi, the Renewables Academy, is formally partnering with The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and the Chambers of Commerce in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the course of the energy dialogues.


ClientFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
ServicesDelegation trips to Germany
Energy System Transition and Grid Integration
Target groupsPolicy makers and energy officials on state and city level, regulators, thinks, tank representatives, industry representatives, researchers, NGO, others
Target countriesUSA and Australia
Year2017 - 2020

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EnerTracks encourages independent thought and supports institutions working in the field of energy transformation worldwide. This training programme, developed by Renewables Academy (RENAC) in cooperation with the Agora Energiewende, provides significant insights into the many facets of promoting the energy transformation: participants learn directly from German Energiewende experts, join excursions and discussions with key German energy stakeholders, and receive tailored online courses to enhance their climate and energy transformation expertise for tomorrow.

ClientInternational Climate Initiative (IKI)
ServicesFellowship programme, study tours, online training
Energy System Transformation
Target groupsThink tanks, researchers and academia, NGOs, non-profit organizations, individuals working in the power sector
CountriesFor eligible countries click here
Year2018 - 2020

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ETRELA is a capacity building program led by OLADE, supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and in cooperation with academia, policy makers and industry that will strengthen the educational sector in Latin America by increasing the number of qualified professionals along the value chain of renewable energy projects in the partner countries (Argentina, Peru and Uruguay). This will be achieved by implementing solar and wind technologies into existing university programs such as engineering, economics, law, and architecture. ETRELA aims to improve and update content, didactic methodology, and regional comparability of trainings which will enable the mobility of professionals throughout the Latin American region.

ClientInternational Climate Initiative with support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
ServicesCountry reports and analyses, face-to-face trainings in partner countries (Argentina, Peru and Uruguay), internet-based trainings (as preparation for face-to-face trainings)
TopicsRenewable energy technologies and their legal and economic aspects
Target groupsEngineering consultants, policy makers, researchers, lawyers, financial institutions, climate agencies and research organizations
Target  countriesArgentina, Peru and Uruguay
Year2019 - 2021

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EurObserv’ER - Barometer of Renewable Energies

Targeting the general public and the media as well as policy makers, investors and industrialists, EurObserv’ER’s descriptive reports provide a comprehensive picture about the diffusion and growth of renewable energies in the European Union.

ServicesPublication of Barometer of Renewable Energies
Renewable energy technologies
Target groupsGeneral public, media, policy makers, investors, industrialists
CountriesEuropean Union
Yearsince 1998

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Exportinitiatie Energie

Im Rahmen der Exportinitiative Energie, welche vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) gefördert wird, bietet die Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG zu ausgewählten Technologien und Zielländern verschiedene Veranstaltungen an.

KundeBundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
ServiceOrganisation von Webinaren, Infoveranstaltungen, Informationsreisen, AHK-Geschäftsreisen
TopicsErneuerbare Energien, Energieeffizienz
ZielgruppeUnternehmen in Deutschland
Jahrseit 2008

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Green Banking - Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance

Green Banking - Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance is a scholarship programme within the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) to provide a three-year capacity building programme on renewable energy and energy efficiency finance in the partner countries Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, India and Indonesia.

ClientInternational Climate Initiative with support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
ServicesOnline trainings, blended learning, delegation tours, Green Finance Specialist programme and Train-the-Trainer seminars
Renewable energy and energy efficiency finance
Target groupsCommercial banks, development banks, private equity, risk capital and infrastructure funds, institutional investors
Taregt countriesIndia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Year2015 - 2018

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The market and business development for solar power (photovoltaics) in Iraq, is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with expertise of RENAC. The project is part of the “Private Sector Development and Employment Promotion (PSD) Project” and aims for market development in the solar sector. Therefore it provides numerous measurements in the fields of capacity building, private sector development, and market creation.

PartnerGerman Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with expertise of RENAC
ServicesTrainings, mentoring programmes, market creation
TopicsMarket and business development for solar power
Target groupsPrivate sector campanies: project development, system design, wholesale, installation, operation and maintenance (O&M)
Target countryIraq

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Solar Payback

ClientInternational Climate Initiative with support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
ServicesFinancial Sector Capacity Building– a combination of Online Training and a Face-to-Face Workshop in each partner country
TopicsSolar Heat for Industrial Processes
Target groups(Local) financial sector
Target countriesBrazil, Mexico, India, South Africa
Year2017 - 2022

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The objective of the three-year Solar Payback project: Promoting the use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) across four partner countries – South Africa, India, Mexico and Brazil. As part of the German International Climate Initiative (IKI), it is raising awareness of the technical and economic potential of SHIP technologies by clear and transparent information on the costs and benefits of SHIP applications and by helping to build selected reference systems. Solar Payback also cooperates with financial institutions to develop models which will assist stakeholders and investors in securing access to financing.

TROPHI - Trainings on rooftop photovoltaic systems in India

TROPHI is a capacity building project that aims to accelerate the market development of rooftop photovoltaic systems in India. It targets five key stakeholders in the rooftop PV sector with tailored trainings and workshops all over the nation. Participants will be able to learn both technical and didactical skills from renowned international experts in the fields of installation, commissioning, inspection and grid-integration of grid-connected rooftop PV systems.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Train-the-Trainer Seminars, workshops, trainings
Didactical skills for trainers of solar installers, engineering knowledge for system acceptance and performance inspection, commissioning and grid-integration
Target groups
Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOM), State Nodal Agencies (SNA), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Skills Council of Green Jobs (SCGJ), Power Sector Skills Council (PSSC)
Target country
2018 - 2019

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