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The Renewable Energy Institute

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Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Renewable Energy Expert Certificate

3 Accredited Distance Learning Courses

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

3 Accredited courses:

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Renewable Energy Solutions
A Specialisation Course

  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exams for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate

Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting Renewable Energy technology.
Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Design engineers & architects.


You can start this Expert Certificate immediately.

Optional – Live Renewable Energy Management and Finance Virtual Classroom: Courses run on a regular basis

or On-demand


You have up to 6 months to complete the courses at your own pace.
This course is worth 70 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

(With current funding)



£1295 with Virtual Classroom

The Renewable Energy Expert Certificate course price includes remote exams for the Galileo Master Certificate; video lessons based on the live classroom training; course materials; Resource Centre access and is inclusive of VAT.

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Renewable Energy Training Courses Online and in the Classroom Accredited UK USA

“My Renewable Energy courses impacted greatly on my ability to successfully develop a Wind Turbine Power Project for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization” 

Alhaji Cham, National Water and Electricity Company Ltd


Renewable Energy Management and Finance

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Finance and Sustainable Design
  • Methods of Financing: FiT/ RHI / ROCs / CfD / PPA / ESCO /EPC
  • Project Risk and Financial Management
  • Basic Project Finance & Technical calculations – e.g. energy, economics, emissions, NPV, IRR
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and approach
  • Incentives and barriers to Investment
  • Government Policy and Support Schemes – UN, EU, UK (US policies can be studied on this course)
  • Project Finance examples
  • Practical International Case Studies


Renewable Energy Solutions

  • Introduction of the module and overview of the different renewable technologies
  • Government incentive, ROC, RHI
  • Choosing the best renewable energy options
  • Benefits, applications and case studies for each technology:
  • Renewable Energy Technologies: Solar Geometry, Solar Chimneys, Solar Wall, Natural Ventilation, Passive Solar Heating House/ Design, Earth Duct, Solar Water
  • Heating, Photovoltaic, Wind Technology, Biomass Heating, Hydro Electricity
  • Other Energy Saving Technologies: GSHP, UTES, Geometry, CHP, Tri Generation, Fuel Cell, Light pipe
  • Review of each technology – questions & answer session
  • Payback time considerations
  • Combining renewable energy technologies
  • Software available
  • Energy Storage
  • Conclusion


Specialisation Course

Choose from Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Storage or Wind Power

Certificate of Participation provided.

Internationally recognised GMC Certificate provided to successful candidates of remote GMC exam:


Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, The Clinton Foundation, Energy Saving Trust, BNY Mellon, and many more.

“The courses have enriched my understanding of energy services and the energy sector, which in turn is assisting me with my current role and has given me a more informed view of where my career can progress.”

Caitlin Connell, Bulb Energy

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    The ECT runs courses in Renewable Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

    International Participants

    Participants connecting live from 150 countries. 

    Participants from all over the world can achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) by studying online EEC courses at home, the office, and on-the-go.

    Renewable Energy Expert Certificate

    Achieve the Renewable Energy Expert Certificate by studying these courses and passing the exams for the Galileo Master Certificate. This Expert Certificate is currently 25% funded.

    Past Participants

    Past Participants of the online EEC Academy courses include representatives from major authorities and organisations, including the MET Office, Greater London Authority, and North American Development Bank.

    See their testimonials here

    Research & Publications

    The ECT works with the United Nations (UNEP) and its partners to produce a series of publications