Introduction and overview


Are you interested in a tailor-made training?

The following sample training courses give an overview of possible topics we cover in our tailor-made trainings. The sample trainings can be used as basis to develop a tailor-made training for your company or organisation. If you are interested in a tailor-made training, please fill out this questionnaire and send it to Manolita Wiehl.

Manolita Wiehl
Head of Division
International Business Development and Sales
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 63
Fax: +49 (0)30 58 70870 88
Email: wiehl[at]renac.de

Face-to-face training


Introduction to renewable energy

RE market development, fundamentals of solar energy, bioenergy, small hydropower, wind energy, grid integration of renewable energies
 


Content:
 
  • Renewable energy status and market development
  • Fundamentals of energy and solar radiation
  • Photovoltaics (Off-grid, grid-tied)
  • Bioenergy- solid biomass, biogas, biofuels
  • Small hydropower
  • Wind energy technology and project development
  • Concentrating solar power and solar thermal technology
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Describe how each technology works,
  • Assess the appropriateness of each technology for different situations
  • Undertake initial system designs and sizing
  • Recognise the main renewable energy market sectors
  • Communicate effectively and knowledgably with technology suppliers and customers
 

Target group:
 
  • Any one new to the subject of RE
  • Persons who would like to start a career in this field
  • Persons who need to advise on the suitability of a RE technology
 
Duration:5 days

Online trainings


Introduction to energy

Energy supply and demand, RE resources, physical basics, units and conversions
 


Content:
 
  • Development of energy demand
  • Physical basics
  • Units and conversions
 
Learning objectives:

After completing these participants will be able to:

  • Describe the global situation of energy supply and demand
  • Differentiate forms of energy as well as energy and power
  • Name fundamental parameters, units and conversion factors related to energy topics
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Are interested in energy topics in general
  • Want to refresh their knowledge before studying renewable energy or energy efficiency courses
  • Recommended for non-engineers
 
Duration:Ca. 1 week
Study time:Ca. 10 hours


Introduction to electricity

Electricity fundamentals, electric energy, electric power
 


Content:
 
  • Electrical basics
  • Electric energy and electric power
 
Learning objectives:

After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic technological terms and principles governing the operation of electrical power systems
  • Give reasons for keeping grid frequency stable
  • Explain why power systems are typically built as three-phase AC systems
  • Distinguish between electric energy and electric power
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Are interested in fundamentals of electric power
  • Want to refresh their technical knowledge on electricity before continuing with other courses.

This training is also recommended for non-engineers.

Duration:Max. 1 week
Study time:Ca. 5 - 10 hours


Overview of renewable energy technologies

RE sources, global trends, electricity generation technologies, heating/cooling, biofuels
 


Content:
 
  • Overview of renewable energy sources
  • Global status and trends in Renewable Energy use
  • Renewable electricity generation technologies
  • Renewable heat / cooling
  • Renewable transport fuels
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define renewable sources of energy
  • Know the status of global energy supply (fossil, nuclear, renewable)
  • Know the status of renewable energy in global energy supply
  • Understand the different renewable energy technologies
  • Distinguish renewable power, renewable heat technologies and know types of renewable transport fuels
  • Roughly estimate global renewable energy potential
  • Name the major benefits of renewables vs. conventional energy production
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Are interested in renewable energy technologies
 
Duration:Ca. 2 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours


Overview of power generation technology

Conventional power generation, renewable electricity genera - tion, cost comparison, LCOE
 


Content:
 
  • Conventional power generation technology
  • Renewable electricity generation technologies
  • Cost comparison of power generation technologies
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how different thermal power generation technologies work in principle
  • Describe how different renewable energy generation technologies work in principle
  • Compare power generation technologies based on different cost aspects
  • Explain global trends of power generation technologies in terms of investments
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • are interested in renewable energy technologies
 
Duration:Ca. 1 - 2 weeks
Study time:Ca. 10 hours


Introduction to solar resource

Solar energy, solar radiation, measurement equipment, sun positioning
 


Content:
 
  • Physical basics of solar energy
  • Sun positioning
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the variability of the solar resource around the world and influencing factors
  • Explain the difference between irradiation and irradiance and explain components of solar radiation
  • Define important solar terms and the position of the sun in the sky
  • Discover the importance of orientation and tilt of a solar array for optimising energy yield
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Are interested in solar technologies
 
Duration:Ca. 1 week
Study time:Ca. 10 hours


Introduction to wind resource

Wind speed units, power density, power coefficient, Betz limit, and wind shear
 

Additional information following soon.
 



Introduction to electricity grids

Structure of electric grids, quality and security of energy supply, frequency range, voltage stability
 


Content:
 
  • Structure of electricity grids
  • Secure operation of electricity grids
  • Case study
 
Learning objectives:The objective of the online course is to ensure participants have a common and solid basic understanding of electricity and electricity grids.
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Need to know how a power grid is structured and operated in general
  • Want to get an overview on technical aspects and functions of power grids
  • Develop RE projects, RE support mechanisms or finance RE projects with grid connection

This training is also recommended for non-engineers.

Duration:Max. 1 week
Study time:Ca. 5 - 10 hours


Introduction to energy efficiency projects

Definitions and standards, benefits of energy efficiency, drivers and barriers, economics, energy efficiency financing
 


Content:
 
  • Setting the scene - energy efficiency and the global experience
  • Definitions, standards and technical terms
  • Financing of energy efficiency projects
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the character of energy efficiency projects
  • Analyse drivers and barriers for energy efficiency projects
  • Assess the relevance of energy efficiency in different economic sectors in the context of climate change
  • Demonstrate principles of energy efficiency finance options and the role of providers of finance
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Want to get an overview on energy efficiency projects
  • Develop strategies for energy efficiency finance
  • Intend to become project developer in the energy service sector
 
Duration:Ca. 2 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours


Introduction to renewable energy projects

Characteristics of RE projects, life cycle, financial aspects, non- financial aspects, externalities
 


Content:
 
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Financial aspects of RE projects
  • Non-financial aspects of RE projects
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the steps and tasks of a project life-cycle of RE projects
  • Compare different public and private perspectives onto RE projects
  • Assess project attractiveness with standard methods
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Aim to develop renewable energy projects
  • Want to understand the life-cycle and development steps of renewable energy projects

This training is also recommended for non-engineers.

Duration:Ca. 1 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours


Market overview of RE and EE financing

RE & EE finance market: volumes, regional markets, technolo - gy-based markets, asset classes, league tables
 

Content:

Renewable energy finance market overview

  • Global RE financing volume, major market trends, major asset classes, major investors, investment strategies, global RE financing market

Energy efficiency finance market overview

  • Global EE financing market, market trends, classification of EE financing, major issuers of green bonds
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the global investment situation and major trends in renewable energy and energy efficiency finance
  • Classify and define renewable energy and energy efficiency finance as well as asset classes
  • Distinguish different types of investors
  • Analyse current development in Asian markets
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • Need to have a global overview on market trends and volumes in RE and EE finance
  • Want to learn about the stakeholders of RE and EE investments and their respective interests
  • Want to analyse the market potential of RE and EE investments
 
Duration:Ca. 1 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours