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RENAC Online Academy Launches New Green Hydrogen Programme

Green Hydrogen Specialist: Project Development and Economics is a new six-month online programme that delves into the complex aspects of this key element in the low-carbon transition. It covers hydrogen electrolysis, ammonia production, fuel cells, transport options, and green hydrogen markets. 

Private investors and financial institutions are seeking green hydrogen projects to invest in, making this an ideal time to acquire the skills to attract potential investors and create profitable business plans. Designed for project developers and financiers, it also equips participants with essential skills to plan viable projects and evaluate risks. The overall study time is about 150 hours resulting in a weekly study time commitment of approximately 5–7 hours. 

Online Academy programmes provide a flexible learning experience with theoretical content, self-tests, videos, and interactive forums. You can also earn a RENAC certificate upon completion. Learn more and book your spot by 1 October! 

This summer, take advantage of one or more of our 18 one-month online courses, including the new SHIP course. Enrol today and start 1 July. 

Albrecht Tiedemann, Project Director, tiedemann@renac.de


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New Course on Wind Turbine Technology Added to Green Energy Summer School (GESS) 

This year’s GESS will include three one-week courses:
Introduction to Renewable Energy (RE) Technologies (21–25 August)      
Management and Economics of Photovoltaic (PV) Projects (28 August–1 September)
Wind Turbine Technology (4–8 September)

The new wind technology course prepares participants for wind sector careers. The course covers how wind turbine generators are made and function and how they are operated in a wind farm to produce green energy. It also includes an experiential learning component by incorporating a laboratory turbine learning tool, the Wind-Lab. Wind-lab allows participants to conduct hands-on experiments and reflect on their understanding of the technology.  

Courses will take place at the RENAC Training Centre in Berlin. They will include in-person lectures, hands-on exercises, and a site visit. Early Bird discounts are available for each course. Courses can be booked as a package or separately.

Dr. Emilienne Tingwey, Project Director, tingwey@renac.de


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Register for Upcoming Info Sessions to Find Out More About Graduate Programmes 

MBA Renewables
  • This part-time, fully online MBA was established in 2011 and focuses on key aspects of renewable energy. The info session will cover programme curriculum and semester structure, the application process, and the MBA RE student experience.
  • Register here to receive the info session link and join us on 15 June at 5 p.m. (CEST).
Master of Science in Business Management with a specialisation in Green Energy and Climate Finance  
  • Students who successfully complete this programme will receive a master’s degree from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law) and a RENAC certificate for completing the Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) programme.
  • Learn more about the collaborative structure of this MBM at the next info session on 29 June at 3 p.m. (CEST). This session will be held by HWR’s Programme Director, Prof. Dr. Martina Eberl and RENAC’s Head of Division, Volker Jaensch. Register here to receive the info session link. 


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Indonesian Policymakers Explore the Green Energy and Economy Transition in Germany 

In February, RENAC designed and led workshops and a site visit for policymakers and stakeholders from Indonesia who are actively involved in supporting and spearheading the country's green economy and energy transition. The activities provided valuable insights into Germany's energy transition while fostering connections between stakeholders in the German and Indonesian renewable energy fields.

Participants addressed challenges and opportunities around policy tools and frameworks, technology, finance, and social dynamics. The week-long event also included a site visit to the EUREF-Campus in Berlin-Schöneberg. 

Rayk Albrecht, Project Director, albrecht@renac.de

Australia-Germany Energy Partnership Discussed the Hydrogen Industry Ramp Up 

In May, RENAC hosted a four-day tour through Germany for experts from the Australian Government and the hydrogen industry to deepen the ongoing dialogue and cooperation. Australia sees great potential in renewable hydrogen production, leveraging its strengths, while Germany offers technology and services along the whole value chain, along with hydrogen imports.

The programme featured site visits, discussions, and receptions with leading German companies, government representatives, and associations in Augsburg, Munich, Berlin, Stade, Hamburg, and Duisburg. Experts from both countries expressed strong interest in continued exchange.
The trip was organised by RENAC on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action within the Australia-Germany Energy Partnership in cooperation with its partners adelphi, the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).


Cecilia Strandberg, Project Director, strandberg@renac.de 

Upcoming Expert Exchange Webinar on Climate Risks and Green Hydrogen in South Africa 

RENAC and SANEDI invite government representatives and business sector professionals, as well as individuals from civil society in South Africa and beyond, to register for the next webinar of the Expert Exchange Event Series on Green Hydrogen in South Africa. As part of the Environmental, Social Affairs, and Infrastructure series cluster, the webinar will cover climate risks and benefits of green hydrogen and takes place on 14 June, from 2–3 p.m. (CEST), via MS Teams. Register here by 14 June. 

The event series brings together industry professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders to support capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, and opportunities around green hydrogen and PtX. Over 850 participants so far have attended webinars and completed workshops, which included lab and site visits to key facilities and plants, including a visit to the first green hydrogen plant in Africa. 

Charlene Rossler, Project Director, rossler@renac.de 

SOARING Project Concludes with Workshops in Tanzania and Zambia

Since 2019, SOARING implementing project partners REEEP and RENAC have conducted 12 workshops and published 7 fact sheets covering different renewable energy technology applications in the agribusiness and rural electrification sectors in Tanzania and Zambia. SOARING workshops guided participants in creating mechanisms to support climate-friendly strategies for SME growth.

In March, the training workshops concluded with over 30 participants completing renewable energy investment training workshops in both countries. This was followed by the Renewable Energy Financing Platform event attended by more than 120 stakeholders from the private sector, government entities, financing partners, and civil society organisations in both countries.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).


Gloria Gabriel, Project Director, gabriel@renac.de  

Successful Completion of Green Hydrogen German Training Week 

On behalf of GIZ, RENAC designed and conducted five-day training events on green hydrogen and PtX in Kenya, Ghana, Jordan, and Vietnam. As the lead trainer, RENAC covered various crucial green hydrogen and PtX subjects, including: production of green hydrogen and its derivatives, PtX economics and value chains, transport and storage, sustainability criteria, support policies, and financing options. 

Additionally, the training featured dedicated sessions where German technology providers along the green hydrogen value chain presented their technologies. Participants from the private sector, academia, NGOs, and public sector decision-makers showed great interest in the topic. 

This initiative is part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and organised by GIZ.


Christoph Wunsch, Project Director, wunsch@renac.de  


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RENAC to Showcase Expertise and Activities at the Smarter E Europe / Intersolar Stand A4.650

Engage the latest advancements in the renewable energy sector at this year’s smarter E Europe / Intersolar trade fair in Munich, Germany from 14 to 16 June 2023. We invite you to stop by the RENAC stand in hall A4, booth 650 to learn more about our offers designed to prepare individuals and organisations to excel in the dynamic field of renewable energy.

Our exhibition will cover programmes and training that are useful for:
professionals, RENAC alums, educators, trainers, product manufacturers, solar energy and technology experts, and businesses.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with RENAC experts at the event, please contact our Office Manager, Aneta Orlowska.

Visitors to our booth will receive a 10% voucher for RENAC's training offers. We also have a limited amount of free tickets. If you're interested in a free day ticket, please send us an email.


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Important Insights from EurObserv'ER Wind Energy and Photovoltaic Barometers

The most recent EurObserv'ER Wind Energy Barometer and Photovoltaic Barometer have been published. The European Union's (EU) wind energy sector remains resilient despite challenging wind conditions. In 2022, wind power output rebounded by 8.4% to reach 419.5 TWh, an increase of 32.6 TWh compared to 2021. EurObserv'ER puts the newly installed capacity at about 15 GW, including 963 MW of offshore capacity.

Solar photovoltaic energy continues to shine brightly. The EU connected at least 32.8 GWac of net maximum capacity in 2022 and 195.4 GWac of capacity. Its combined solar power output of 205.2 TWh increased by 29.6% (46.9 TWh) compared to 2021, driven by the record levels of sunshine in 2022.

EurObserv'ER Barometers are available to the public free of charge. 

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