Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)

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Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) is tailored to deliver comprehensive, in-depth knowledge on green energy finance topics. The course provides insights into financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects particularly from the bank’s perspective. It combines a 20-week online course and an additional 3-day seminar on March 2nd to 4th  2022 live from Berlin. Participants can choose to attend the 3-day seminar either in person in Berlin or virtual from all over the world.

GEFS course topics

  • Fundamentals of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies
  • Political and legal market frameworks
  • Project financing and project evaluation (RE and EE)
  • Financial modelling
  • International climate finance options

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.

After successful completion of the Green Energy Finance Specialist training programme you can continue your studies with the Master of Science in Business Management with major in Green Energy and Climate Finance. It is offered by RENAC in cooperation with the Berlin Professional School (BPS). BPS is part of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR). More information.

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After the training, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate relevant RE and EE technologies as well as respective projects
  • Use financial models and develop term sheets for RE and EE projects
  • Identify options for international climate finance and how to access such funds
  • Develop and evaluate portfolios of RE and EE projects

The 'Green Energy Finance Specialist' is accredited by the "Financial Accreditation Agency".

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

This training will suit those who:

  • Want to specialise in RE and EE project financing (e.g. as Credit Analyst, Project Finance Specialist, Client Relationship Manager)
  • Have to evaluate RE or EE projects and related credit requests
  • Seek to establish a green energy finance or climate finance unit within your organisation

Duration: 20 weeks online training and 3 days live training from Berlin 

Date for the live training (either in person in Berlin or virtual from all over the world): 2nd to 4th March 2022 live from Berlin

Study time: About 220 hours

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: €3.465,00* (with 10% early bird discount)


Katharina Hartmann
Project Director Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 24
Email: hartmann[at]


*incl 19 % of German VAT

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Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)
Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)
Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)
Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)
Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS)


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live lectures
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Accredited by the "Financial Accreditation Agency"
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • We offer group and alumni discounts. Contact us for further details.



Katharina Hartmann
Project Director Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 24
Email: hartmann[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird €* Valid until  
01.04.22 - 30.09.22 blended EN 01.04.2022
3.465,01 3.118,51 3.118,51 18.02.2022
01.10.22 - 31.03.23 blended EN 01.10.2022
3.465,01 3.118,51 3.118,51 20.08.2022
* including 19 % of German VAT


Alexander Boensch, RENAC
Current position:
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.

Professional experience:
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.


"The knowledge acquired at GEFS was more than expected. Not only did the programme share relevant information; but also, provided us with valuable tools and experienced real life case studies that empowered us to create more value."
Antoine Skayem, Mexico, Green Energy Finance Specialist, 2020

"It was a very good experience!"
Pedro Jorge, Portugal, Green Energy Finance Specialist, 2020

"A very informative and professional programme with dedicated staff allowing for further professional development."
Anna Klähn, Germany, Green Energy Finance Specialist, 2020

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