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.


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.

  • Renewable energy feasibility assessment and investment 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: €1,309.00* 


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


  • 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.



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  
01.10.24 - 31.03.25 Online EN 10.10.2024 1.309,00*

* including 19 % of German VAT


Rafael Juan Martí, RENAC

Current Position:

Rafael Juan Martí is a project director and instructor at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin. Rafael joined RENAC in 2021 and has been working on capacity building in renewable energies and green energy business projects as part of the Solar Energy/Energy Efficiency/Rural Electrification team. He is also a mentor for green energy companies and entrepreneurs in Africa as well as a trainer for the development of solar projects and storage solutions. Rafael is currently specialising in ESG and impact investing.

Professional Experience:

Before joining RENAC, Rafael gained several years of experience working on solar project development in Latin America. He has worked in the area of business development with several companies in different points of the renewable solar industry chain and has technical as well as commercial knowledge in power electronics and energy storage solutions.


Rafael Juan Martí holds an MBA in International Business Management from the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Madrid, Spain and a postgraduate diploma in Energy Economics and Management from Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico. From the University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, he received a Law and Political Science double bachelor’s degree. Rafael speaks Spanish, English, German, and French.


"I participated in the RENAC training with the aim of capitalizing on the immense opportunity that the energy transition presents for Africa. The program provided clear and concise learning materials, enabling PV professionals like myself to successfully navigate the entire project lifecycle, from feasibility study to decommissioning. This experience has significantly bolstered my professional activities, particularly in my interactions with banks, investors, government agencies, social organizations, and product suppliers. I wholeheartedly recommend RENAC to fellow renewable energy professionals seeking to quickly gain valuable energy business insights and expand their network within a diverse and supportive learning community."
Elias Ouedraogo, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2023

"Coming from this field, I was already familiar with some concepts, but the programme has helped me better frame my knowledge and put it into context. "
Veronica Galassi, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2022

"I am impressed by the quality of RENAC's training content and methodology. The programme added significant value to my renewable energy industry experience. The training gave me an excellent overview and understanding of renewable energy project developments, which is necessary for my career advancement."
Josef Nadhipite Barnabas, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Photovoltaics, 2022

"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

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