Education & Training

Looking for renewable energy training courses? Need a comprehensive library of renewable energy training materials? Want to learn more before starting a clean energy project?

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IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP)

REEEP has been supporting IRENA in the development of the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) portal. This new online platform is designed to provide information, training and education to students, vocational trainees and other professionals looking to develop and update their renewable energy knowledge; education and training providers; and government entities and decision makers.

This tool on training and education in renewable energy can be accessed directly via the following link:

IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership

Apart from REEEP, many other initiatives and institutions in the field of renewable energy have also been involved in IRELP’s development, including the Economic and Technological Development Distance Learning Centre Foundation (CEDDET), Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (Ciemat), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at York University, Canada.


RETScreen Toolkits

The high cost of developing comprehensive and customized legal and financial documentation can be a critical barrier to the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration projects. In support of RETScreen’s goal of reducing the transaction costs associated with implementing clean energy projects, the RETScreen Clean Energy Legal Toolkit has been developed.


RETScreen is well-known around the world as a tool to analyze the viability of clean energy projects. However, it is also useful for planning, designing, implementing, and reviewing the viability of clean energy policies. RETScreen allows participants in the policy process to consider the technology, business, and finance of clean energy in an integrated fashion, thus helping to develop appropriate – and ultimately, successful – policies.

RETScreen Clean Energy Policy Toolkit

Both services were undertaken by Natural Resources Canada and CanmetENERGY’s RETScreen International, and supported financially by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).


Online Training: Renewable Energies for Developing Countries

Renewable Energies for Developing Countries:
Environmental Necessity, Economic Opportunity
New Online Course
30 September - 18 November 2013
Presented by CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR and the University of Strathclyde in partnership with the Scottish Government
“Sustainable energy—energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient—powers opportunity. It grows economies. It lights up homes, schools and hospitals. It empowers women and local communities. And it paves a path out of poverty to greater prosperity for all.” (UN Sustainable Energy for All)

This on-line programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development and explore how renewable energies represent at the same time an environmental necessity but also an economic opportunity for developing countries.

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. It aims to provide an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options for the development and offer insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major project

The course is aimed at those in the business, non-profit, public and academic sectors who wish to install renewable energy systems in urban and rural settings or simply make their contribution to reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency and use of sustainable energy sources.

Learning activities are based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. They include, among others, readings, a case study to apply knowledge practically, quizzes and online group discussions. They are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner: learning materials can indeed be consulted in a non-linear way so as to provide participants with a high degree of flexibility in choosing the learning pace that is the most adequate to them. Recognised experts from the University of Strathclyde will moderate the course.

Course Outline
Module 1: The Role of Energy in Society

Module 2: Selecting a Sustainable Energy Solution
Module 3: Elements of a Sustainable Energy Solution
Module 4: Solar Energy and its Applications

Module 5: Wind

Module 6: Marine and Hydro
Module 7: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in Ensuring the Development of Low Carbon Energy Solutions

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