Germany, Kassel

Summer School: Wind Energy, Solar Power & Biogas Plants

when 22 August 2016 - 9 September 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 3100

This summer school will consist of three, one-week modules which combine theory and practice
focused on the study of 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. These activities offer participants the
opportunity to discuss their topics of interest with experts, producers, and potential business
partners. The training facilities used by the German Academy are some of the most up to date
facilities in the Renewable Energy sector today. A high level of learning intensity and efficiency in
the lectures, presentations, and exercises will enable participants to further their knowledge
pertaining to renewable energy.

Course leader

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES)

Target group

Engineers, technicians, professionals, decision makers, experts, academic scholars, industry newcomers and practitioners of manufacturers, suppliers, operators, developers and investors in the renewable energy sector with basic knowledge about electrical engineering or/and mechanical engineering.

Course aim

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.

More information on each individual module available on our website:

Credits info

A certificate of participation will be handed out to participants who have attended at least 90% of the summer
courses upon completion of the program.

Fee info

EUR 3100: Covers tuition fees for the summer school: Wind Energy, Solar Power, & Biogas Plants,
course materials, documentation, site tours, coffee breaks & fruit, and a program certificate.
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 2900!
EUR 4200: Covers tuition fees for the summer school: Wind Energy, Solar Power, & Biogas Plants,


Unfortunately we ourselves do not offer scholarships, but you are welcome to request funding from organisations by sending them our course brochure.