Integration of PV and Energy Storage Systems

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Energy storage is at an all-time high. The development of new technologies and applications, the continuing fall in its price and its effective integration into medium and small-scale renewable energy hybrid solutions (residential, commercial, industrial) make it an increasingly viable option as a sustainable business model.

In the training you will focus on hybrid PV and energy storage systems as well as their productive use with a business-oriented perspective. The market situation and current applications of these solutions will be assessed, and simulations will be developed to understand their potential outputs.

Going beyond system design, we will work on business planning and pitching sessions, so as to understand how to integrate these solutions into reliable business models. We will also facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences on key successful uses of these solutions.

The course will enable you to design these systems and talk at eye level to consultants, experts and solution seekers (e.g., energy saving for industrial costumers).

Hear from our highly esteemed lectures as they describe the course and what you expect from it, here in this video.


  • Basics on PV and Energy Storage systems applications
  • Feed in tariff and net metering
  • PV System economic awareness
  • Sizing and main components of energy storage systems
  • Design and yield simulation with standard software
  • Business modelling / Economic and financial project assessment
  • PV + BESS case study
  • Business Plan Pitching sessions

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Learning Objectives:

  • To get familiar with small and medium scale PV and energy storage systems.
  • To practice PV output simulations.
  • Have an overview of the economic and financial feasibility of PV and energy storage solutions projects.
  • Discuss the feasibility of small and medium size PV and energy storage solutions with focus on energy saving.
  • Explain and practice the development of a business plan with a PV+ESS related project.
  • Have participant try out presenting and pitching a business plan.

After the course, participants are able to:

  • name and describe the different storage systems,
  • identify which storage is appropriate for which system,
  • design a small and medium scale PV system having a storage system,
  • do basic simulation of a systems output using a PV software,
  • assess the financial and economic feasibility of a PV projects,
  • develop a business model and plan for a PV system with an energy storage solution and pitch it.

This training suits those:

  • who have some experience in the solar industry
  • who want to know more about the application of energy storage systems and their “business viability” (e.g.: industrial and other energy-intensive sectors)
  • who want to develop and present a PV business plan


  • Technical knowledge of solar energy
  • Technical / Engineering Degree
  • Basic financial knowledge
  • English B2

Start date: 08.11.2021

End date: 17.11.2021

Duration: 7 days (from 11:00 - 14:30 each day)

Structure:  4 days theory, 3 day practical work with extra hours out of training time dedicated for group work

Training methods: Presentations, discussions, group work, hand calculations, use of simulation software, digital practical exercises, business-oriented workshops, pitching sessions and case studies

Required equipment: Computer, stable internet, camera and microphone

Course location:  Virtually live from Berlin, Germany

Seminar language: English

Participant number: 15

Price: 950.00 EUR

Early bird price: 855 EUR valid until 12.09.2021

Registration deadline: 26.09.2021

Recommended prior courses:

  • PV –  application (20h)
  • PV –  technology (20h)

Recommended further courses:

Integration of PV and Energy Storage Systems
Integration of PV and Energy Storage Systems
Integration of PV and Energy Storage Systems


  • Assessment of knowledge acquisition
  • Qualified trainers with extensive experience in the industry
  • Up-to-date theoretical lectures, case studies, discussions, partner work
  • State-of-the-art practical training
  • Certificate of attendance
  • We offer group and alumni discounts. Contact us for further details.



Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Project Director Face-to-face Trainings
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 52
Email: tingwey[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird €* Valid until  
08.11.21 - 17.11.21 virtual EN 26.09.2021
950,00 950,00
* including 19 % of German VAT


Dr. Emilienne Tingwey, RENAC

Current position:

Emilienne Tingwey joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in Berlin in 2010 and started off as a project assistant in the international know-how transfer project TREE (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency). After managing various tailor-made courses offered by RENAC and carrying out solar training exercises, she is presently the project director of all face-to face training programmes at RENAC. She is head of the Green Energy Summer School, an annual study event offered by RENAC.

Professional experience:

Emilienne is a certified TüV trainer and trains people on how to carry out renewable energy training seminars and helps others to develop training programmes in renewable energy.Additionally, she is really keen to empower women and youth in the RE sector through training. With RENAC she carried out the APEC project ‘Empowering women as managers of the Renewable Energy‘ on behalf of the United States Department of Energy. Through training and mentoring, the project helped to increase the contribution of women to RE development in APEC economies. She was also in charge of a GIZ sponsored project in Cameroon: Transfer of renewable energy knowledge through the usage of solar photovoltaic to provide energy (electricity) to a local health centre: an off-grid system was installed in a local health centre and thereby training some youth in the community.


Emilienne Tingwey holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a Masters in Environmental and Resource Management from the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus (April 2009). Born in Cameroon, Dr. Emilienne Tingwey grew up and studied in Cameroon right up to her bachelor’s degree before moving to Germany. She speaks fluent English, French, Pidgin, Moghamo and German.

Katie de Albuquerque, RENAC

Current position:

Katie has worked as lecturer for RENAC since 2008.

Professional experience:

Katie de Albuquerque 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 the meantime, she has been involved with a development charity in Kenya, working with street children in Nairobi on a water supply project. Katie has spent six years working with renewable energy systems at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, 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 the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, to study Mechanical Engineering.

Lars Koerner, RENAC
Current position:
Lars Koerner joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in May 2014 as Project Director. He coordinates and conducts training programs at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG mainly in the field of solar energy systems. Off-grid systems and PV-Diesel-Hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification or industrial applications are his special interest.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC Lars gained seven years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager at SolarWorld AG where he also 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 Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. He is an expert in sizing and simulation of solar energy systems and the co-author on off-grid systems in Earthscan’s 3rd edition of “Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems”.

Lars holds an engineering diploma in Environmental Engineering / Renewable Energies and is also a state-licensed electrician.
Rafael Juan Martí, RENAC

Professional Experience:

Rafael Juan has several years of experience in solar projects 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 and commercial knowledge in power electronics and energy storage solutions.

Salem Kadi, RENAC
Current position:
Since 2017, Mr. Kadi works as a Solar Energy Project Manager and as Head of Sales and International Project Development at RENAC.

Professional experience:
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.


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