Green Energy Summer School (GESS)

19 August - 30 August 2024 in Berlin

RENAC’s Green Energy Summer School (GESS) takes place at the RENAC Training Centre in Berlin, Germany each summer. Summer school programming reflects the educational needs and professional goals of those working in the green energy sector. GESS content covers foundational topics in green energy and provides insights into cutting-edge technology. Courses are designed for different target groups, taking their knowledge background into consideration.

The 2024 GESS programme includes two separate courses. It offers participants the opportunity to learn about:

  • Renewable energy (RE) sources and the various technologies to harness them
  • PV project management and economics

During the first week, participants can take the Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies course. This foundational RENAC course is designed to suit the interests of technicians and non-technicians alike who want to enhance their career prospects by acquiring a comprehensive introduction to renewable energy technologies. For the first time this year, this course will incorporate an introduction to hydrogen session, focused on hydrogen as an emerging energy technology.

In the second week, participants are offered the Management and Economics of Photovoltaic Projects course, which covers PV markets and technologies, solar power project management, and the financing of PV projects.

Content is delivered by experts in their respective fields utilising case studies and hands-on exercises. Participants will gain a theoretical as well as practical understanding of topics covered in the courses. Through group assignments, participants work as part of a team with professionals from many different countries.

Individuals can opt to take only one or both courses. After successfully completing each course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance from RENAC.


Tarini Lamba
Project Manager
Academic Programmes and Professional Training
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 19
Email: lamba[at]


Green Energy Summer School 2024

Seminar Type of training Next Date  
GESS I: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies Face - to - face 19.08.24 Details & Dates
GESS II: Management and Economics of Photovoltaic Projects Face - to - face 26.08.24 Details & Dates



"My most memorable experience was the practical training and the field trip to Feldheim. I was able to gain a better understanding of renewable energy technologies."

Thobeka Mchunu, South Africa, 2022

"The professionalism of the trainer and the combination of theory and practice were important in my learning. It was more than a certificate."

Constanza Correa, Colombia, 2022

"It was really interesting to see how complex projects can be. I am grateful that RENAC’s lecturers carefully addressed all aspects over the week."

Ronald Upmann, Germany, 2023