Germany, Kassel

Solar Power

when 29 August 2016 - 3 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 1400

This Solar Power course will consist of a theoretical aspect made up of lectures, presentations, and exercises along with a practical aspect where participants will have the chance to visit a German Manufacturer/Operator in the solar power branch and take part in a sight tour of a solar park. These activities provide participants the opportunity to discuss their topics of interest and projects 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. This provides participants the chance to take part in courses that are custom designed to their needs in both On-Grid und Off- Grid specialities at a high level of learning intensity and efficiency.

Course leader

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

Target group

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

Course aim

This one week course 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.

Credits info

10 ECTS
A certificate of participation will be handed out upon completion, to participants who have attended at least 90% of the course.

Fee info

EUR 1400: Covers tuition fees for the Course: “Solar Power”, course materials, documentation, site
tours, coffee break & fruit, and a program certificate.
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1300!
EUR 1780: Covers tuition fees for the Course: “Solar Power”, course materials, documentation, site
tours, coffee break & fruit a program certificate, accommodation with breakfast buffet, in a single room at the Hotel Chassalla*** (7 nights).
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1680!

A THIRD FEE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR 1890EUR**
Covers tuition fees for the Course: “Solar Power”, course materials, documentation, site
tours, coffee break & fruit, a program certificate, accommodation in a single room with a generous breakfast buffet,
WLAN access, and access to the hotel’s wellness area at the City Hotel (7 nights).
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1790!

Group rates and room shares also available on request.

Scholarships

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