Current projects

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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The SOARING programme, launched in June 2019, will design and implement a prototype approach to prepare, bundle and structure investments into small and medium-sized clean energy projects in Zambia and Tanzania. SOARING aims to launch a sustainable climate finance catalyst programme for SMEs and support countries in mobilising and channelling climate and private finance to achieve their NDCs and SDG (7) goals. The project will assess supply, demand, and framework conditions for several SME-level clean energy alternatives in agricultural value chains, as well as off-grid power provision for rural and peri-urban areas.

The implementation partners for SOARING are RENAC and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). SOARING is funded and commissioned by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) Germany. Partner institutions are the Ministry of Energy, Tanzania and the Ministry of Finance, Zambia.  


ServicesWebinars, Workshops
Topics  Overview of the Tanzanian/Zambian energy market, key climate finance principles, RE technologies for productive use and rural electrification as well as technical and financial assessment of RE/EE projects
Target groupsFinancial Institutions, SMEs and Multipliers
Target countriesZambia and Tanzania

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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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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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Bilateral Energy Cooperation Initiatives

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
Topics  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
Yearsince 2017

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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
Topics  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 - 2023

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ETRELA stands for “Improving, increasing and facilitating access to renewable energy (RE) education and training (E&T) in Latin-America (LA). The project contributes to a sustainable increase of skilled professionals working within the whole value chain of renewable energy technologies and in the area of energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay (ETRELA I) and Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Honduras (ETRELA II).

ClientInternational Climate Initiative IKI
ServicesAcademic services, Customer-specific programmes, Train-the-trainer programmes
TopicsRenewable energy technologies and their legal and economic aspects
Target groupsEducational institutions, Private institutions, Public institutions
Target  countriesArgentina, Peru, Uruguguay (I), Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras (II)

2019 – 2021 (I) and 2023 – 2027 (II)

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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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