Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics

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This online programme provides a detailed introduction of how large-scale PV grid-connected systems are planned and implemented.

It covers the most important economic aspects of renewable energy project planning and describes how the most common public policy support mechanisms work. The programme also looks into how banks view the risks related to renewable energy projects, and examines the parameters they use to assess any new project’s bankability in order to decide whether they will get on board and finance it. To this end, the programme includes a checklist for project developers to ensure that potential partner banks receive all the data they require in the way they require it.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Introductory courses

The programme includes access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to provide participants with the opportunity to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory and are not covered in the exam.

Core courses

The programme contains three core courses on the essential financial considerations of renewable energy projects. These courses are mandatory and are a part of the exam.

  • Methodology of project valuation
  • Policy Frameworks for RE Power Generation
  • Renewable energy project finance

PV planning electives

The elective specialisation of this programme in photovoltaics includes one optional course introducing the various aspects of PV technology and its applications and one mandatory course on the planning of large-scale PV grid-connected systems.

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing this programme, you will be able to:

  • calculate the relevant economic parameters of a renewable energy project;
  • decide which support mechanisms are applicable;
  • prepare the data required for a bankability assessment; and
  • define the necessary steps from planning to O&M for a large-scale PV grid-connected system.

Upon successful finalisation of the training, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.

This programme is suitable for you if you:

  • are charged with planning or developing a renewable energy project;
  • need to deal with various stakeholders in a project appraisal process; or
  • will supervise the implementation of a PV system.

Duration: 6 months

Study time: About 130 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: €1,190.00* 

Contact

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

 

*incl 19 % of German VAT

Additional Information

Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics

Highlights

  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location 
  • RENAC content expert and learning platform technical support
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Live lectures
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments, assignments and final exam   
  • Certified by the Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU (German Authority for Distance Learning)
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the programme
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.

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Contact

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

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.10.22 - 31.03.23 Online EN 10.10.2022 1.190,00*
1.000,00
 
1.190,00*
1.000,00
01.04.23 - 30.09.23 Online EN 10.04.2023 1.190,00*
1.000,00
 
1.071,00*
900,00
1.071,00*
900,00
20.02.2023
01.10.23 - 31.03.24 Online EN 10.10.2023 1.190,00*
1.000,00
 
1.071,00*
900,00
1.071,00*
900,00
20.02.2023

* including 19 % of German VAT

Lecturers

Lars Koerner, RENAC

Current position:


Lars Koerner is the head of the Solar Energy/Energy Efficiency/Rural Electrification department at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG. Lars joined RENAC in 2014. Throughout his time there, he has coordinated and conducted international training sessions and train-the-trainer programmes primarily in the field of solar energy systems. He has also designed, equipped, and installed several training centres. He specialises in off-grid systems and PV-Diesel-Hybrid system (mini-grids) for rural electrification or C&I applications.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC, Lars gained several years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager at SolarWorld AG. There he engineered and 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 at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. He is an expert in sizing and simulation of solar energy systems as well as the co-author of the off-grid systems chapter in Planning and installing photovoltaic systems: a guide for installers, architects and engineers (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS), 2013).

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



Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the course and the experience was well worth the money paid. Really good value for money. Many thanks and I would no doubt be back for another course in the very near future."
Ademola Thompson, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2020

"Overall I really enjoyed the course and I found it very informative and beneficial. I thought it was well organised and I got a lot out of it, so hopefully now with the knowledge I have now acquired it will help me in changing careers and finding a job in the renewable energy sector. Thanks again for providing me with such a rewarding and fulfilling experience."
Dara Murphy, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2020

"It was a super perfect experience studying RENAC Academy Berlin well-tailored e-learning platform, It was also a big incomparable opportunity to experience lectures with highly qualified professionals from different and promising angles of renewable energy development. The education in overall was a cutting edge distance learning."
Friday Ogbodo, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2020

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