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The Renewable Energy Institute

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Accredited Professional Body for Education since 1975
Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Solar Energy Expert Certificate

3 Accredited Distance Learning Courses

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham
WHAT THIS ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES

3 Accredited courses:

Solar Photovoltaic
Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Energy Storage

  • 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
WHO IS IT FOR

Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Energy equipment.
Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Design engineers & architects.

WHEN CAN I START?

You can start this Expert Certificate immediately.

Optional – Live Renewable Energy Management and Finance Virtual Classroom:  2nd - 3rd November 2021 or Online On-Demand

Optional – Live Solar Photovoltaic Virtual Classroom:  23rd - 24th November 2021 or Online On-Demand

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

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).

COURSE PRICE
(With current funding)

£972

or

£1295 with Virtual Classroom

The Solar 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

COURSE CONTENT

Solar Photovoltaic

  • Composition of light
  • Photovoltaic effect
  • Photovoltaic cells & materials
  • Daily/annual energy
  • Positioning of the modules
  • Photovoltaic illumination
  • Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation
  • Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions
  • Maintenance and reliability
  • Practical solutions & the electric load
  • Typologies and modality of installation
  • Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure
  • Payback time & Economical perspectives

 

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
  • Project Finance examples
  • Practical International Case Studies

 

Energy Storage 

  • Types of electrical energy storage and key characteristics
  • Parameters for electrical energy storage
  • Operational characteristics of electrical storage
  • Costs and pricing
  • Integration of energy storage into electrical grids
  • Off-grid systems, architecture and sizing
  • Small scale battery storage systems
  • Types and applications of thermal energy storage
  • Future developments in energy storage

Certificate of Participation provided.

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

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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 United Nations UNDP, Nissan, IBM, North American Development Bank, Hilton International Hotels, Greater London Authority, and many more.

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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.

    Solar Energy Expert Certificate

    Achieve the Solar 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 World Bank, Rolls Royce Power Systems, and Google.

    See their testimonials here

    Research & Publications

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