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Berlin, Germany, 20 Juli, 2023

Fachkräftemangel in der Energiewende | Berthold Breid, RENAC | The smarter E Podcast #142

Der Fachkräftemangel könnte die Energiewende in Deutschland ausbremsen. Für den Ausbau der Solar- und Windenergie fehlen aktuell rund 216.000 Fachkräfte – dies hat laut der Funke Mediengruppe eine Studie des Kompetenzzentrums Fachkräftesicherung (Kofa) am Institut für deutsche Wirtschaft ergeben. Demnach mangele es vor allem an Elektrikern, Klimatechnikerinnen und Informatikern.

  • Welche Berufsgruppen sind besonders stark betroffen?
  • Welche Chancen gibt es mit Blick auf Aus- und Weiterbildung?
  • Und was ist eigentlich mit der Finanzierung der Ausbildung?

Ein Interview von Smarter E  mit Berthold Breid, CEO der Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin.

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Berlin, Germany, 18 April, 2023

RENAC's in-person courses expanded to include hydrogen and wind turbine technology 

Starting on 21 August, RENAC will once again open its Berlin training centre for the popular Green Energy Summer School (GESS). Over the course of three weeks, participants can attend the English-language courses Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies, Management and Economics of Photovoltaic (PV) Projects, and Wind Turbine Technology.

Read more about RENAC´s new in-person courses.

Berlin, Germany, 6 March, 2023

Sharing the Professional Accomplishments of RENAC Alumni Worldwide

Maher Soyah completed RENAC the Alumni Network Gruene Buergerenergie’s Alumni Netzwerk und Support für afrikanische Professionals (ANSAP) programme. For Maher, the most impactful parts of the ANSAP programme were the pitch sessions, the focus on financial analysis, and the mentorship component. 

Read more about Maher's path to success.

Berlin, Germany, 27 January, 2023


The Berlin-based training and education provider Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG continues to develop its course catalogue adding three new online courses to its 1 February 2023 intake. RENAC designed courses on artificial intelligence (AI) in the renewable energy sector, solar heat in industrial processes (SHIP), and e-mobility to train professionals on technologies and measures that will contribute to sustainable zero-carbon solutions.

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Berlin, Germany, 28 June, 2022

RENAC’s Popular Green Energy Summer School Starts Again In-person in August

This August, RENAC will welcome participants back to the RENAC Training Centre in Berlin, Germany for the popular Green Energy Summer School (GESS). It will run from 22 August to 2 September 2022. There are two courses in this programme: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies and Management and Economics of Photovoltaic (PV) Projects.

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Berlin, Germany, 15 March, 2022

RENAC Introduces New Online Training Programme: Green Hydrogen and Renewable Power-to-X (PtX) Professional

In spring 2022, the Renewables Academy (RENAC) launches the new six-month online training programme, Green Hydrogen and Renewable Power-to-X (PtX) Professional. It includes 10 courses that cover the most important technical and economic aspects of green hydrogen and PtX. A unique calculation tool for green hydrogen generation cost is also part of this new training programme. 

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Berlin, Germany, 15 July, 2021

New online degree programme: Green Energy and Climate Finance Specialist

Climate change and the energy revolution are altering economic and social conditions, creating new job profiles and requirements. There is demand for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate finance specialists. This need will be met by a new part-time, online degree, the Master Business Management – Green Energy and Climate Finance from the Berlin Professional School (BPS) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin).

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Berlin, Germany, 24 March, 2021

Finance training courses of the Renewables Academy (RENAC) now also available in modules

The demand for highly qualified experts in the assessment and financing of renewable energy projects is growing rapidly worldwide. In order to offer suitable training for the different needs, the Berlin Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG has developed a course module system.

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Berlin, Germany, 25 February, 2021

Virtual and live in April: Hands-on training ‘Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies’ at the Renewables Academy

In April, the Renewables Academy (RENAC) is offering again its popular training course ‘Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies’ as a 'Special Edition', both virtually and live. The international training provider is thus responding to the continuing high demand for practical online live training in this seminal field.

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Berlin, Germany, 30 March, 2020

Berlin Renewables Academy expands its e-learning offering to over 100 online courses

The Renewables Academy (RENAC) is responding to the growing demand for online offerings in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency by adding 14 new courses to its course programme. The international education provider from Berlin will thus offer 107 e-learning courses in the future. The new courses include current trend topics such as energy storage, grid integration and Power-to-X technologies. The wide range of courses offered by RENAC, from beginner courses to special topics, will therefore be further expanded. RENAC considers itself well prepared for the current increase in demand and the challenges of the international education market in terms of content and digital technologies.

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Berlin, Germany, 13 August, 2019

Financing climate protection

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) in Berlin will be offering the "Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)" training programme for the first time in Europe from October 1 2019. Launched 2017 as part of the ‘Green Banking’ project in Southeast Asia, it was awarded the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment (IKU). The internationally-certified training provides valuable practical knowledge on making renewable energy and energy efficiency projects profitable and minimizing risks.

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Berlin, Germany, 13 August, 2019

Klimaschutz finanzieren

Die Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) in Berlin bietet ab 1. Oktober 2019 erstmals auch in Europa das erfolgreiche Trainingsprogramm "Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)" an. Es wurde 2017 entwickelt und als Teil des ‚Green Banking‘- Projekts in Südostasien mit dem Deutschen Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt (IKU) ausgezeichnet. Das international zertifizierte Training liefert wertvolles Praxiswissen für Finanzierer, um Projekte der Erneuerbare Energien und Energieeffizienz profitabel zu machen und Risiken zu minimieren.

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Luxembourg and Berlin, August 01, 2019


The Technical Assistance Facility of the Green for Growth Fund, an impact investment fund advised by Finance in Motion, has partnered with Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), to pilot the GGF Green Finance Expert online training in green finance. This innovative training aims to enhance the technical expertise of bankers – representatives of GGF partner institutions, directly involved in on-lending of financing provided by the GGF to identify investments that have a positive environmental impact.

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Costa Rica, 24 de abril 2019

RENAC otorgará 5 becas a futuros alumnos de la Especialización en Energías Renovables

La Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), proveedora internacional de capacitación en tecnologías de energía verde, anunció hoy que financiará 5 becas parciales para futuros estudiantes del programa académico a distancia Especialización en Energías Renovables, el cual RENAC ofrece conjuntamente con la Universidad EARTH de Costa Rica en su quinto año. El objetivo principal de este patrocinio es fomentar la formación profesional en energías renovables en América Latina.

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Costa Rica, 24 April 2019

RENAC will award 5 partial scholarships to future Especialización en Energías Renovables students

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, today announced it will fund 5 partial scholarships for future students of the academic distance learning programme Especialización en Energías Renovables, which RENAC is jointly offering with the EARTH University of Costa Rica in the fifth year. The main objective of this sponsorship is to foster vocational education in renewable energy in Latin America.

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Costa Rica, 17 de Abril 2019

Perfil: Estudiantes de la Especialización en Energías Renovables ponen en práctica sus conocimientos

La cuarta edición de la Semana Presencial del programa académico de un año presentó un panorama claro de los distintos perfiles de los estudiantes.

La Universidad EARTH de Costa Rica en colaboración con la empresa alemana Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) organiza anualmente la semana presencial en su campus como parte del programa académico anual a distancia Especialización en Energías Renovables. En este módulo, los estudiantes del segundo cuatrimestre, pueden poner en práctica sus conocimientos sobre las diferentes técnologías en energías renovables fotovoltáicas, hidroeléctricas, eólicas y de biogas adquiridos durante la primera fase de estudio en el Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Energías Renovables (CIDER).

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Costa Rica, 17 April 2019

Portrait: Students of the Especialización en Energías Renovables putting their knowledge into practice

The fourth face-to-face week of the one-year academic programme drew a vivid picture of the diverse characters of the students.

The EARTH University of Costa Rica in collaboration with the German company Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) annually organises a face-to-face week on campus as part of the distance learning academic programme Especialización en Energías Renovables. In this module, second-cuatrimestre students can put into practice their knowledge of the various renewable energy technologies PV, hydro, wind and biogas acquired in the first study phase in the universities’ Center for Research and Development in Renewable Energies (CIDER).

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Berlin, Germany, 6th December 2018

Capacity building to unlock private finance for green energies: RENAC's Green Banking programme now launched for the MENA region

New Green Banking MENA programme prepares to enhance investment opportunities in the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, announces the start of the scholarship application phase for one of the trainings under its 18-month programme “Green Banking MENA - Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance”. The programme comprises a total of three training courses, a Train-the-Trainer seminar, an Applying Green Energy Finance Programme and an Online Training. The main objective of the programme is to sustainably improve capacity for renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) financing options in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 12th November 2018

RENAC and IFC partner to green the banking sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, today signed a cooperation agreement to support green banking in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at the Federation of Latin American Banks’ (FELABAN) Annual Assembly in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The main objective of the cooperation is to support the green transformation of banking in LAC towards a greener business model that mitigates challenges from climate change and that fosters green business opportunities.

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Punta Cana, República Dominicana, 12 de Noviembre 2018

RENAC y IFC se asocian para enverdecer el sector bancario en América Latina y el Caribe

La Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC), miembro del Grupo del Banco Mundial y la Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), proveedor internacional de formación en tecnologías de energía verde, firmaron hoy un acuerdo de cooperación para apoyar la banca verde en América Latina y el Caribe (LAC) en la Asamblea Anual de la Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN) en Punta Cana, República Dominicana. El objetivo principal de la cooperación es apoyar la transformación de la banca en LAC hacia un modelo de negocio más verde que mitigue los desafíos del cambio climático y fomente las oportunidades de negocio verde.

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Berlin, 8th May 2018

Moving forward: MBA Renewables alumni discuss “Perspectives of Renewable Power Generation for On-grid and Off-grid Power Supply” at the 2nd Alumni Conference

Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) are organising the second MBA RenewablesAlumni Conference, which takes place from 6 to 10 June in Berlin (Germany). Backed with expertise on economic, financial and legal aspects, MBA Renewablesformer students from 21 countries will discuss “Perspectives of Renewable Power Generation for On-grid and Off-grid Power Supply”.The Alumni Conference enables exchange and international networking during the various seminars, practical exercises and field trips.

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San Jose, 2 de mayo 2018

La Especialización en Energías Renovables recibe acreditación que certifica su compatibilidad con una Maestría europea

El programa académico de aprendizaje a distancia Especialización en Energías Renovables, ofrecido por la Universiad EARTH de Costa Rica en colaboración con la empresa alemana Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), ha obtenido la certificación del Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN). El objetivo de ACQUIN es apoyar el mantenimiento y la mejora de los estándares de calidad para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en la educación superior. Por lo tanto, esta certificación confirma la calidad de la Especialización en Energías Renovables, así como su compatibilidad con los créditos europeos a nivel de Maestría.

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Berlin, 22nd March 2018

Energy through education! The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) celebrates 10 successful years of disseminating know-how on renewable energy and energy efficiency around the world

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin (Germany), is very proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since its founding in 2008, RENAC has become an important and innovative provider of international trainings and capacity building for renewable energy and energy efficiency all around the world. More than 10,000 participants from over 140 countries have joined RENAC programmes.

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Berlin, 26th February 2018

RENAC’s Green Banking project: Winner of the Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt (Innovation Award for Climate and Environment)

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)’s project Green Banking - Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance has been awarded the Innovationspreis für Klima und Umwelt (IKU) by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The IKU Award honors innovative ideas that protect the climate and the environment while making important contributions to improve the living conditions in different areas.

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Dennis Dührkoop
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Email: duehrkoop[at]renac.de