Seminar: Financing Solar thermal water heating, wind, biogas projects South Africa


renac - renewables academy


South Africa, Johannesburg


24.–25.11.2010 10:00–18:00





>> Registration form for download: TREE FIN-SA

Type of seminar    

Seminar on the distinctive technical features of renewable energy (RE) projects and their effect on economics and financing.

Target Groups

Investors, banks and other financing institutions as well as project developers

Course Objectives

Like any other investment, renewable energy (RE) projects need thorough analysis before implementation in order to minimize risks and assure profitability. Every RE technology has distinctive features which affect cost and revenue structures and thus financing. Further on, risks vary, depending on the technology used and need to be understood.
This two-day course aims at familiarizing participants with the most relevant technical aspects in RE projects to prepare for farsighted economic decision taking be it as investor or project developer:
  • Understand the relevant technical aspects of different RE technologies.
  • Be able to identify and mitigate the risks associated with different RE technologies.
  • Get familiar with RE project cost structures.
  • Be able to assess which technology has potential in the TREE country hosting the seminar.
  • Learn from best-practice examples on how RE projects can be implemented successfully.


  • Receive first-hand information on state-of-the art technology and latest trends.
  • Profit by our tutors who possess long-standing and active experience in RE technology and projects.
  • Take decisions and assess risks based on hard facts.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to RE technologies

    • solar thermal
    • wind
    • biogas
  • Technical basics
  • RE Projects
  • Economics of RE projects
  • Case studies
  • Financing with the Clean Development Mechanism CDM

Seminar fee

  • Early bird fee: 1,050 ZAR until 13 October 2010
  • Regular fee: 1,240 ZAR
VAT is not included, special rate for government employees on request. Seminar fee includes all lectures, printed seminar materials (black & white), lunch and 2 coffee breaks and access to TREE distance learning modules.

Registration procedure

For a successful registration please fill out the registration form below and send it back to the contact person via email or fax. Once an application has been received, the booking will be confirmed and an invoice will be raised. The course fee has to be paid within two weeks after receiving the invoice. Please note that the early-bird-price has to be settled latest until the early-bird deadline, if not, you have to pay the regular price. Registrants are responsible for paying any  bank charges accruing in their country of residence. In case of any problems please contact the local partner under the information below.

>> Registration form for download: TREE FIN-SA

Register with local RENAC partner in South Africa

Ms. Trudi Johannsen, Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC)
Phone: +27 (0)11 486 2775
Fax: +27 (0)11 486 3625