Current projects

Let´s connect for green energy in Africa

The Alumni-Network from the Initiative Green People´s Energy for Africa seeks to realise networking opportunities between African alumni from German trainings and educational programmes in Renewable Energy to develop green energy projects in their home countries.

RENAC created “ANSAP – Alumni Network and Support for African Participants” as a programme that will provide the Alumni Network an exchange platform for knowledge, information and contacts and will also give the opportunity to a number of Alumni members to participate in an exclusive online training and mentoring support process to develop green energy projects with expert advice.

ClientGIZ, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Partner: Initiative Grüne Bürgerenergie für Africa
ServicesCreating a German Alumni Network of African citizens
Topics  Renewable energy technologies
Target groupsAlumnis who acquired knowledge in Green Energy topics from a German Institution and want to develop a project idea implementing Renewable Energies
Target countriesBenin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia

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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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Communicating the Energiewende

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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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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Solar Payback

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.

International Climate Initiative with support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Financial Sector Capacity Building– a combination of Online Training and a Face-to-Face Workshop in each partner country
Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
Target groups
(Local) financial sector
Target countries
Brazil, Mexico, India, South Africa
2017 - 2019

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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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Conference on Green Recovery for Central America

ClientDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
PartnerEarth University, OLADE, KAS
ServicesConference, online training
Topicspost Covid 19 green recovery plans addressing capacity building of local workforce
Target groups

Political decision makers, ministry representatives, Private sector, Finance sector,
Academic sector, International organizations

Target regionCentral America
Date24th and 25th November 2020

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The aspect of employment opportunities will become a crucial action field for the Central American governments to mitigate the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Investments in the development of RE markets can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies. Skilled professionals are a major prerequisite for a sound market development and are needed along the whole value chain of RE technology development in the public, private, and finance sector and on different levels.

Experts from all Central American countries will join the event on 24 and 25 November 2020 to discuss possible Green Recovery post COVID-19 strategies, necessary actions, best practices and further milestones for a sound market development of RE.

As follow up to the two-day virtual conference, participants have the possibility to join the complementary follow-up training provided by RENAC to broaden their knowledge on the topics discussed during the conference and be part of a regional community of practice.