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.

Topics

  • 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

Contact

Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Project Director Face-to-face Trainings
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 882
Email: tingwey[at]renac.de

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

Objectives:

  • 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
GESS I: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

Highlights

  • 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

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price € Early bird € Valid until  
12.08.19 - 16.08.19 Berlin EN 02.08.2019
1.500,00 1.350,00 1.350,00 12.06.2019

Lecturers

Dr. Emilienne Tingwey, RENAC
Current position:
Emilienne joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin in 2010 and is presently Project Director in Training Quality Assurance.

Professional experience:
In 2010 Emilienne Tingwey started off as a project assistant in the international know-how transfer project TREE (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency). With the completion of this project, she manages various tailor-made courses offered by RENAC, assists in the practical exercises of solar trainings and also supports the RENAC team in the implementation of international know-how transfer project ReGrid. Since 2012, she oversees the organization of the international study program GPE Solar which is offered by TU Berlin in cooperation with RENAC.

Education:
Emilienne holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a Masters in Environmental and Resource Management from the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus as of April 2009. Born in Cameroon, Dr. Emilienne Tingwey grew up and studied in Cameroon right up to her bachelor degree before moving to Germany. She speaks fluent English, French, Pidgin, Moghamo and German.
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.
Gerhard Rauch, RENAC
Current position:
Gerhard Rauch has been a member of the RENAC since October 2018. As a Project Manager in the Solar Department he is responsible for the realisation of capacity building solar photovoltaic projects around the world. He is currently involved in the “Trainings on Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in India – TROPHI” which targets various stakeholders critical to the realisation of India’s National Solar Mission. He is also responsible for the RENAC Training Centre, where he, and other trainers, incorporate practical demonstrations and exercises into their seminars about renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Education:
Mr. Rauch holds a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, has experience as a project engineer in industrial automation and as a secondary school science teacher in the United Kingdom.
Henning Harke, RENAC
Current position:
Henning Harke joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC AG) in April 2016. He is Project Manager in the field of Energy Efficiency.

Professional experience:
Henning develops new learning material in the field of energy efficiency. Moreover, he supports the acquisition of companies within the framework of the Export Initiatives on renewable energies and energy efficiency funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Education:
Mr Harke holds a Master Degree in International Management and Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg. He conducted his master thesis in collaboration with MAN Diesel & Turbo, where he designed waste heat recovery systems for heavy duty combustion engines, which he also evaluated economically. Mr Harke speaks German and fluent English and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
Martin Schnauss, RENAC
Current position:
Martin Schnauss has been working in the area of renewable energies for more than 2 decades. Currently he is working as freelance engineer, working on feasibility and market studies and developing market introduction strategies.

Professional experience:
With respect to solar systems, both solar thermal and PV, Martin possesses profound experience in planning and construction, technical support, cost estimates, analyses of cost-effectiveness, monitoring an research, system optimising and computer simulation. In his career he has been working as an engineer for e.g. the Technical University of Berlin, German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) or the engineering Dr. Valentin. Martin Schnauss regularly gives presentations in the context of national and international conferences and gained teaching experienced in many lectures and seminars on renewable energy technologies since the 1980ies.

Education:
Martin Schnauss is an Electrical Engineer (Dipl.) and studied at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany).
Volker Jaensch, RENAC
Current position:
Volker Jaensch joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in August 2010. As project director he is responsible for the areas of bioenergy, financing and climate change mitigation as well as for the design and implementation of renewable energy training centers. Furthermore, Mr. Jaensch is involved in wind energy and energy efficiency projects and trainings.

Professional experience:
Volker has ten years professional experience in project development, due diligence, financing and implementation of renewable energy projects with a focus on biomass and wind-energy (at daughter companies of Veolia Environment and Gamesa Energia). He also gained experience in the political arena of renewable energy at the German Energy Agency (dena). Before joining RENAC Mr. Jaensch was active for four years in the development and implementation of sustainable Carbon Credit generating projects (according to the Kyoto Protocol and the Gold Standard) in developing countries.

Education:
Mr Jaensch holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Testimonials

"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

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