Applying Renewable Energy: Solar Technologies

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Solar technologies can be used to produce electricity (e.g. to reduce fuel consumption), or for hot water provision. By choosing this training, you will get an understanding of:

 

 

 

Photovoltaics:

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

Solar thermal:

  • Relevance of solar thermal
  • How solar thermal works
  • Different solar thermal system types and its components
  • System sizing, installation and commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Economics

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP):

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

PV-diesel hybrid systems:

  • Off-grid electricity supply by means of diesel-powered mini grids,
  • Hybridization with PV- and / or wind energy-systems,
  • Technology and components,
  • Parameters for system sizing,
  • Levelised cost of energy

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.

 

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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:

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

Duration: 6 months

Study time: About 70 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 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]renac.de

Additional Information

Applying Renewable Energy: Solar Technologies

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  
01.04.20 - 30.09.20 Online EN 31.03.2020
570,00 513,00 513,00 20.02.2020
01.10.20 - 31.03.21 Online EN 30.09.2020
570,00 513,00 513,00 20.08.2020
* incl. VAT

Lecturers

Lars Koerner, RENAC
Current position:
Lars Koerner joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in May 2014 as Project Director. He coordinates and conducts training programs at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG mainly in the field of solar energy systems. Off-grid systems and PV-Diesel-Hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification or industrial applications are his special interest.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC Lars gained seven years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager at SolarWorld AG where he also managed several rural electrification projects. His experience in the area of solar energy spans further through his work at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Almeria, Spain and Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. He is an expert in sizing and simulation of solar energy systems and the co-author on off-grid systems in Earthscan’s 3rd edition of “Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems”.

Education:
Lars holds an engineering diploma in Environmental Engineering / Renewable Energies and is also a state-licensed electrician.

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, 2018

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