Applying Renewable Energy: Complete Overview

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Do you want to understand the big picture of renewable energy? Then take this training and learn the fundamentals of these seven technologies, their multiple uses, differences and what each one can achieve.


  • Photovoltaics
  • Windpower
  • Biogas
  • Solar thermal
  • Small hydro power
  • Concentrated solar power (CSP)
  • PV-diesel hybrid systems

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 will suit 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 100 hours

Training language: English or Spanish

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

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

Price: €760,00 (with 10% early bird discount until 20.08.2020)


Raquel Cascales
E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]

Additional Information

Applying Renewable Energy: Complete Overview


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live lectures
  • 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
  • We offer group and alumni discounts. Contact us for further details.



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird € Valid until  
01.10.20 - 31.03.21 Online EN 30.09.2020
760,01 684,00 684,00 20.08.2020
* incl. VAT


Isabelle Gezer, RENAC
Current position:
Isabelle Gezer joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in October 2017. She works as Project Manager within the Solar Energy Department, develops training material and is also involved as lecturer in face-to-face seminars, workshops and online classrooms.
Professional experience:
Ms Gezer has worked for three years for one of Europe’s biggest Solar Asset Management providers. As a technical asset manager for a large Solar PV Portfolio in UK, her daily routine included overseeing the technical performance of the assets, reviewing acceptance test calculations and liaising with EPC Contractors, O&M Providers, grid operators as well as other third parties.
Isabelle Gezer holds a diploma in Environmental Engineering (Technical University of Berlin) and Masters in Solar PV Engineering (University of Jaen, Spain).


"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

"That online training, for me, was a professional starting point to enter the world of Renewable Energy. (…) I am starting also to scan a master thesis in that domain because I am intending to change my career. The online training gave me also the chance to submit my CV in corporations working in the domain of the renewable energy."
Gehane Attalla, New Markets Developer, Egypt, Applying Renewable Energy - Complete Overview, 2018

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