GESS I: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies
The use of renewable energy has been captivating the world in the last decade as seen by a steady rise in its interest in both the developed and developing countries. Usage of any of these 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 while appraising their suitability for different situations and different parts of the world and culminating with an introduction to how the electricity sources can be integrated into the grid.
- Renewable energy status and market development
- Fundamentals of energy and solar radiation
- Photovoltaics (Off-grid, grid-tied)
- Bioenergy- solid biomass, biogas, biofuels
- Small hydropower
- Wind energy technology and project development
- Concentrating solar power and solar thermal technology
- Grid integration of renewable energy sources
The course is designed to:
- To provide comprehensive overview of the main commercially-viable renewable technologies and their economics in urban/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:
- Describe how each technology works
- Assess the appropriateness of each technology for different situations
- Undertake initial system designs and sizing
- Recognise the main renewable energy market sectors
- Communicate effectively and knowledgably with technology suppliers and customers
- 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 technology specific, self-build practical training rigs
- Field trips with inspections of power plants, buildings etc.
- Certificate of attendance
- 10% discount for early bird registration
Emilienne joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin in 2010 and is presently Project Director in Training Quality Assurance.
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.
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 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.
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.
He holds a degree as “Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology” from the Technical University Berlin.
Before joining RENAC’s Green Banking Team in 2016, Alexander Boensch frequently provided seminars, course design concepts and e-learning content for RENAC since 2008.
Mr Boensch trained as a Financial Economist and held postgraduate positions in the banking and finance industry with a sector focus on energy for five years. Since 2003, he has been working as a Finance Consultant for renewable energy project developers, financial investors and public utilities being in charge of structured and corporate finance, risk and treasury management, procurement of capital, bank marketing and M&A activities. During the last twelve years of working in the European renewable energy industry, Mr Boensch was involved in renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 750MW and successfully raised capital of approx. 1.3 billion EUR. In addition to his work in renewable energy finance consulting and training, Mr Boensch lectures on academic courses on corporate finance, capital markets and renewable energy economics at different academic institutions. He is also a member of the investment decision-making board of a well-established German investment company that exclusively funds renewable energy assets.
Alexander Boensch has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Economics and a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Since 2008 Katie works as lecturer for RENAC.
Katie Brown worked for Arups for two years as a building services engineer working on heating and ventilation system design, in particular on the New Justice Building in Antwerp, Belgium. In between times she has been involved with a development charity in Kenya, working with street children in Nairobi and doing a water supply project. Katie has spent six years working with renewable energy systems at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, UK (www.cat.org.uk). Whilst there she did several domestic solar thermal and wood fuel installations as well as working on domestic PV systems, on- and offgrid, wind and hydro.
Katie grew up in Northern Ireland and then went to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
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.
Martin Schnauss is an Electrical Engineer (Dipl.) and studied at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany).
Since 2017, Mr. Kadi works as a Solar Energy Project Manager and as Head of Sales and International Project Development at RENAC.
Mr. Kadi has been working as a project manager in various solar PV projects and has been conducting training seminars on renewable energy. He has gathered experience in utility scale PV project development and acquisition in different markets. He is also an expert in rural electrification and off-grid PV applications. Before starting to work at RENAC he gained work experience in MENA, Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific.
Mr. Salem Kadi holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Diploma). He has more than 6 years work experience in different fields of renewable energies, especially in solar PV energy.
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.
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.
Mr Jaensch holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA).