German Academy

International Summer School on Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Training Courses / Renewable Energy Education 


International Summer School on Renewable Energy “Wind Energy, Solar Power, & Biogas”

This summer school will consist of three, one-week modules which combine theory and practice focusing on wind, solar, and biogas energy. Each module includes a highly valuable practical aspect where participants will have the chance to visit German manufacturers/operators and companies in the wind, solar, and biogas fields......



Course Objectives

Knowledge – After the course, the participants will have an understanding of the following topics.

1- Summer School

The overall objective of this short term course is to give an overview about the main aspects that have to be taken into account for assessing projects in the field of renewable energy. The technologies of wind energy, photovoltaic energy, and  bio energy will be  discussed under technological, financial, resource assessment, and project management aspects. Visits of important manufacturers and plants of the relevant sectors will complement the theoretical training.

2. Wind Energy

The first module is dedicated to wind energy. What are the different technologies used in wind turbines, and what are their advantages and disadvantages? How much wind do we have? How can we connect our wind farm to the grid? Resource assessment and grid connection are two aspects of the project cycle which will be presented and discussed in more  detail, since they are the most important aspects of  a successful project.

You will receive a short introduction to the leading software tool for wind farm planning. A field trip to one of the most successful manufacturers of wind turbines worldwide will give   insight in producing and assembling the components, and will show the biggest onshore wind turbine with a performance of 7.5 MW. A visit of a wind farm with access to a wind turbine (AN Bonus 1.3, Siemens Company) complements the lessons - an outstanding experience not only interesting for wind energy experts.

3. PV Solar Power

The week long module covering PV solar power continues with the basics of PV technology, as well as the resource assessment, planning, and managing of PV projects. We give a professional overview of the whole PV project life cycle: location decision, energy yield assessment, technology and construction, operation, and maintenance.

A field trip to one of the most successful manufacturers of inverters will show an impressive on-grid, but indeed autonomous, academic building which  offers the possibility  of viewing modern PV components. A visit of an operator who operates and maintains different large scale solar fields with roof-top as well as tracker systems will complement the photovoltaic lessons.

4. Biogas

In the third module we will give attention to the fundamentals of biogas production and upgrading and the economic aspects with a focus on co-digestion. We will introduce the success of the German biogas market, show the future perspectives of biogas, and do exercises in a biogas plant designed to apply the newly gained knowledge. A visit of an internationally well-known manufacturer and operator  will give insight in operating different plants and their technology.

One and a half days of field trips complement the course program, with visits  to a medium sized waste water treatment plant and various plants for utilization of organic waste producing biogas. 


Date: August 30th.- September 19th, 2020

Location: Berlin (Germany)


Application and Payment Finalization Deadlines:

1- For Non-EU participants who need a visa to enter Germany: 30.05.2020.

2- For EU participants or participants who have a visa to enter Germany: 30.06.2020.

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Solar Energy Training Course

Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) _ July 2020

Solar Energy Training Courses / Solar Energy Education

The 5-days seminar offers an in-depth insight into " Photovoltaic (Solar Electric)"  and provides with lectures on the design and functioning of Grid-connected and off-grid Photovoltaics, solar cells and inverters, planning of photovoltaic systems, and location and shading of panels, as well as the Storage Types and characteristics. Storage Technology is one of most important aspects for the development of renewable energy especially in the developing countries. During the practical part of the seminar participants learn how to install a photovoltaic system. Finally, Participants will have the opportunity to visit a PV- solar plant and take part in a sightseeing tour through Berlin.


Solar energy fundamentals

  • The Solar Resource
  • Performance parameters of Photovoltaics, irradiance, spectrum, temperature, location and shadowing
  • PV Markets


Photovoltaic technologies

  • Solar Cell-Technologies
  • Function of solar cells, characteristic data
  • From cell to module  
  • Related electrical circuitry
  • Energy output of solar PV systems


Types of Solar Energy Systems and components

  • Standalone system
  • Grid-tied systems
  • Planning, design and installation of PV System


Properties and technique of modules characteristic curves.

  • I-V-Curve characteristics of PV-Modules (Theory)
  • I-V-Curve characteristics of PV-Modules (Exercise)


PV-System installation practice

 Excursion to a PV power plant and interview with the operator/or visit to solar company


Optional: sight-seeing tour of Berlin

Visit the breath-taking attractions of the German capital and enjoy its multicultural environment.  


Course Date: July 13th.- 17th, 2020

Location:       Berlin (Germany)


Application and Payment Finalization Deadlines: 15.03.2020


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Course: Wind Energy & Technologies of Wind Power

Wind Energy & Technologies of Wind Power



Energy supply transported via central grids is sometimes interrupted or simply not available in remote regions. Thus, fuel operated generators are often used to fill the gap but their disadvantages are manifold: they are noisy, costly to maintain, they consume fossil fuels and are harmful for the environment.This Course: "Wind Energy & Technologies of Wind Power" offers an in-depth insight and provides, with lectures, knowledge about physical basics of wind power and technologies of wind power generators, design and construction of wind power systems, hand-on exercises on wind power and also knowledge about the profitability and the costs effectiveness of renewable energies systems.


Target GroupTarget Group

This course is designed for engineers, technicians, decision makers, suppliers, students or graduates of engineering, technicians, economics or related subjects. as well as investors and educators in the field of renewable energies or public and academic sectors who wish to get a comprehensive introduction to renewable energy technologies, as well as those wishing to installing renewable energy systems in both urban or rural. 



Course Date: July 20th.- 24th, 2020

Location:       Berlin (Germany)

Application and Payment Finalization Deadlines: 15.03.2020


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