GESS I: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

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The use of renewable energy has been captivating the world in the last decade seen by a steady rise in the interest of its usage in both the developed and developing countries. But the usage of one of the technologies depends absolutely on the availability of the renewable energy resource to be harnessed. This course takes you through the different existing RE resources and then focuses on the commercially viable existing renewable energy technologies and then appraising their suitability for different situations and different parts of the world.


  • Renewable energy status and market development
  • Fundamentals of energy and solar radiation
  • Photovoltaics (Off-grid, grid-tied)
  • Solar thermal technology
  • Small hydropower
  • Concentrating solar power
  • Bioenergy
  • Wind energy
  • Project development for wind energy power plants
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources

This training suits those who:

  • Are new to the subject of renewable energy
  • Would like to start a career in this exciting field
  • Need to advise on the suitability of a renewable energy technology

Qualification Level:

No pre-requisites


  • To provide comprehensive overview of the main commercially-viable renewable technologies, their economics in both urban and rural setting
  • To give a structured overview of the different renewable energy sources, how they can be harnessed and used for the provision of electricity, heat and cold
  • To present the different systems, their components, how they are designed and work
  • Analyse the renewable energy markets and latest market trend
  • Provide a platform for discussion of personal projects with other participants from around the world

After the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Assess the appropriateness of each technology for different situations
  • Undertake initial system designs and sizing
  • Communicate effectively and knowledgably with technology suppliers and customers
  • Recognise the main renewable energy market sectors

Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Training Quality Assurance
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 882
Email: tingwey[at]

GESS I: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies


  • Assessment of knowledge acquisition
  • Qualified trainer with wide experience in the industry
  • Up-to-date theoretical lectures, case study, discussion, partner work
  • State-of-the-art practical training (calculations, hands-on exercises)
  • Use of our self-build practical training rigs, representing each technology
  • Field trips with inspections of power plants, buildings etc.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

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"It has been recommended by a colleague because it provides an excellent insight in and overview about renewables. And he was right."
Markus Lücke, Germany, Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies, 2017

"The reception and the contents of the seminar were excellent. Staff and lecturers went out of their way to meet our demands and answer our questions."
Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies participant, 2017

"[...]The best thing was the mix of theory and practice and the wonderful trip to the sights of RES in the village of Feldheim.[…]"
Bardh Xërxa, Kosovo, Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies, 2017