Applying Renewable Energy: Large-scale systems

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Applying Renewable Energy: Large-scale Systems provides fundamental knowledge on large-scale grid connected renewable energy systems for electricity production.

Photovoltaics:

  • Applications and market development
  • Solar radiation
  • System components
  • System configurations (grid-tied and off-grid)
  • Introduction to system design and yield estimation

Wind power:

  • Wind as a resource
  • Physical basics of wind power
  • Turbine elements
  • Energy yield calculation
  • Wind farm planning steps

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP):

  • Potential
  • Technologies
  • Plant cooling
  • Electricity storage
  • Energy yield calculation

Additionally, each participant will have access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory, and will not be covered in the exam.

Study time: About 60 hours

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Contact:

Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 877
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899
Email: cascales[at]renac.de

This training suits those who:

  • Need an overview of renewable energy technologies
  • Would like to refresh technical knowledge
  • Want to make the first step towards implementing renewable energy projects

After the online training, you will be able to:

  • Assess resources and suitability of sites for each technology
  • Decide which components are to be used for which purpose
  • Roughly calculate system size and energy yield and determine crucial paramerters
  • Explain the principle functioning of each technology

Upon successful finalisation of the training, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.

Possible specialisations after successfully finishing this training:

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Applying Renewable Energy: Large-scale systems

Highlights

  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live virtual classrooms
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Certified by the "Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU" (German Authority for Distance Learning).
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price € Early bird € Valid until  
01.04.19 - 30.09.19 Online EN 27.03.2019
460,00 414,00 414,00 20.02.2019

Lecturers

Albrecht Tiedemann, RENAC
Current position:
Albrecht Tiedemann is a director at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since 2009. He manages the CapREG Program “Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” for Professionals from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador working in the public and private energy sector. He is responsible for Blended e-Learning seminars (renewable energy and grid integration) and works as a trainer for wind energy (resource assessment, technology, hybrid wind/PV micro grids and wind farm economics) and for grid integration of renewables (balancing power and capacity credit calculation, short term power forecast for wind and solar). Mr Tiedemann moderates and chairs panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences.

Professional experience:
From 2003 to 2009 he was Project Director at the German Energy Agency (dena) GmbH and there he worked as a Consultant for the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission and enterprises in the energy sector. Furthermore, he was the Chairman of Offshore Wind Standing Committee of the Federal government and the coastal Länder as well of the Forum Offshore Wind Energy and Nature Conservation. Mr. Tiedemann has been executively involved in the integration of renewable energies into the German energy supply system and in conducting strategic analysis for the German energy sector (German grid-study I and II until 2020 and 2030).
From 1989 to 2003 he worked as scientific assistant for the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany where he was responsible for developing environmental friendly technologies.

Education:
He holds a degree as “Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology” from the Technical University Berlin.
Bernd Wollwerth-Carl, RENAC
Current position:
Bernd Wollwerth-Carl has been working in different fields of renewable energies for almost 20 years and has been with Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since March 2017. At RENAC he leads the Solar Energy department and in this role he gives lectures, runs seminars and workshops, and coordinates all solar energy projects.

Professional experience:
After finishing his studies, Bernd started working in different fields of bioenergy (process engineering of biodiesel plants, operation of biogas plants, R&D for biogas liquefaction, etc.). In 2003 he joined the German Energy Agency (dena) where he was responsible for the bioenergy sector within the “Export Initiative Renewable Energies”. Here he implemented several large projects including the first PV roof top project of dena’s “solar roof program” in Athens. Later he worked for an energy supply company where he designed, developed and implemented bioenergy heat supply projects all over Germany. Thereafter he worked for three years as manager of the bioenergy department and later as International Sector Manager “Energy Companies” for the consulting company Ecofys GmbH where he implemented several large bioenergy studies. In 2009 he founded the company KWA Eviva GmbH and worked there as CEO as well as project developer for large-scale PV power plants in Germany, in Turkey and further countries abroad. At KWA Eviva GmbH he realized several large-scale ground-mounted PV plants.

Education:
Bernd has a diploma in Environmental Engineering.
Frank Jackson, RENAC
Current position:
Currently Frank runs a range of courses for people who are getting involved in the renewable energy industry and more specialised courses for solar electricity.

Professional experience:
Frank Jackson is an expert solar photovoltaic trainer and has been involved in the solar energy industry since the early 1990s, running courses and seminars, designing and installing systems, and more recently active in publishing. He has worked in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia. Besides training activities, he has also designed and installed numerous photovoltaic systems (both off-grid and grid-tied).

Education:
Frank Jackson studied 1992 Photovoltaics and Development at the University of East London, and Electrical Installation Competences at the City & Guilds London Institute, London & Wales.
Mario Alabi Ramos, Dyscresa
Current position:
Mario Alabi has been working in different fields of renewable energies. Since 2015 he worked as lecturer for RENAC and runs lectures in small hydro, Hybrid Diesel PV, wind turbines and solar thermal.

Professional experience:
In 2017 he collaborates in the construction of a 5MW solar PV park.

Education:
Mario has a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering.
Matthis Brinkhaus, RENAC
Current position:
Matthis Brinkhaus joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in September 2013. He was working first as a project assistant in the advanced online training of the capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (ReGrid). Since June 2015 he has been working as a project manager in the three-year capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (CapREG). He mainly develops new learning materials for the online training but he is also involved in face-to-face trainings and development of mobile exhibitions.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC, Matthis gained experience in different fields of energy at home and abroad. He worked for a German company developing hydrogen fuel cells, for a consultancy of the Indian solar market based in New Delhi and for a German company involved in micro-energy projects.

Education:
Matthis Brinkhaus studied Engineering and Business Management. He did his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Ansbach and his Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin, graduating in May 2015. Throughout his studies he focussed on energy technology and energy economics. In his Master thesis he investigated the Indian balancing power market. Matthis speaks German and English and has advanced knowledge in French.

Testimonials

"Very informative and interesting courseware backed by excellent support from team of experts who are always available and ready with answers to our questions. The exercises at the end of chapters make sure you have grasped the essentials . Superb experience at virtual learning classes. I feel I did the right thing by joining Renac’s online course. Amazing learning experience from RENAC !"
Sameer Mehta, Deputy General Manager, India, Applying Renewable Energy, 2017

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