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Start: 21-Sep-2011
End: 22-Sep-2011

Management and Finance of Solar Projects

Introduction

Solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy – these are the energy sources of the future since, unlike oil, coal, gas or uranium, these renewable energies are virtually inexhaustible and environmentally friendly.

The globally available amount of renewable energy is enough to cover the Earth‘s total power needs. In just a single hour the sun transmits more energy to the Earth as is consumed in a whole year. That is the reason why solar energy will be one of the main pillars for the energy supply of the future.

Side-by-side with the use of the sun to produce heat energy (solar thermal), solar energy will also be used to generate electricity directly. This process is called photovoltaics (PV).

Using photovoltaics will be indispensable in the future energy mix:

  • The PV potential is enormous, the supply of solar energy practically endless
  •  Applications are scalable, from the smallest systems right through to utility scale solar power stations
  • Decentralized power available directly at point of use, without expensive distribution networks and associated transmission losses
  • As the market and manufacturing methods are developing great cost reductions could already be realized and are still moving quickly toward cost competitiveness with conventional sources
  • Economic benefit for local economies, mitigating financial outflows
  • No environmental damage, reduction of greenhouse gases, noise and exhaust-free
  • Short energy payback periods of less than two years depending on technology and site
  • Proven, reliable and durable technology
  • Low maintenance costs

Extra Information

Early Bird Applications will close on 21 July 2011, Thursday.
All other applications will close on 07 September 2011, Wednesday.

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Module Title Start Date End Date
Management and Finance of Solar Projects 21-Sep-2011 09:00:00 22-Sep-2011 17:00:00