Embark on a journey into the world of renewable energy with our module on geothermal, wind, and hydropower. Master the essentials, from understanding the physics and chemistry foundations to evaluating project feasibility and environmental impact.

What you'll learn

✓ Comprehensive Insight: Gain deep understanding of geothermal, wind, and hydropower energy principles for sustainable power solutions.

✓ Application-Oriented: Aquire specialized knowledge and experience it in day-to-day industry applications.

✓ Technology Competence: Develop skills to explain and assess geothermal, wind, and hydropower projects effectively.

✓ Networking: Build connections with experienced professionals and fellow students to expand your professional network.

✓ Flexible: Benefit from modular learning tailored to diverse professional backgrounds.

Didactics: Theoretical content, case studies, reflections and discussions, excursions

Language: Available in English

Venue: TU Wien & Bruck/Leitha

Participation Fee: The participation fee is EUR 3,220 (VAT-free, excl. travel and accommodation expenses)

Certificate: Certificate of participation from TU Wien and possibility of crediting to the MSc (CE) Renewable Energy Systems program. The workload of the program equals 15 ECTS.

Requirement for participation: Please register via our online form, opens an external URL in a new window. A short individual consultation with the program manager is also a necessity for participation.

  • To master physics and chemistry foundations in geothermal, wind, and hydropower energy.
  • To explain the functioning of geothermal, wind, and hydropower technologies.
  • To support and evaluate projects in geothermal, wind, and hydropower energy.
  • To analyze and evaluate the potential and limitations of geothermal, wind, and hydropower energy.
  • To implement energy projects independently and creatively.
  • To determine appropriate technologies for specific sites.
  • To address and evaluate energy supply technologies based on geothermal, wind, and hydropower from economic, technical, and environmental viewpoints.


2 blocks, 9 days total, full day (classes from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)

  • March 11 – 15, 2025 – Tuesday - Saturday
  • April 10 – 13, 2025 – Thursday - Sunday

This program is tailored for working professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in sustainable energy. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, environmental science, business, policy, and beyond. Whether you're a seasoned industry practitioner or a career changer, this flexible program equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the rapidly evolving field of renewable energy.

[Translate to English:] Management Technology
[Translate to English:] Management Essentials


Our lecturers have a scientific background with many years of relevant training experience. They combine theoretical input with a strong focus on practical implementation.

Amela Ajanovic is a senior research scientist at Energy Economics Group at TU Wien. She is responsible for conducting research, project acquisition and scientific coordination.
She is engaged in energy economics with a specific focus on heading toward sustainable transport systems. Her main research interests are alternative fuels, alternative automotive technologies, as well as transport demand analyses. On these topics she has published more than 50 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books.
She holds a master degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in energy economics at TU Wien.

From 1993 to 2008 Hubert Fechner  with "Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal" - arsenal research.
Since 1998 he has been developing and chairing of a business unit "renewable energy technologies". Focus of his research work is solar thermal energy, photovoltaics as well as distributed generation of electricity.
Beside the scientific work, he is chairing the national solarthermal standardisation, acting as national representative of the Photovoltaic research Programme of the International energy agency (IEA), as well as actively participating in various national and European associations of renewable energy.
Since 1.1.2009 he is the program director for the MSc. Study "Renewable Urban Energy Systems" at Fachhochschule Technikum Wien.
He is deputy chair of the “Photovoltaic Power Systems Program” of the international energy agency (IEA), as well as general secretary of the Austrian Photovoltaic Technology platform. He is working as consultant for the Austrian ministry of transport innovation and technology since 2001 and scientific chair of the annual Austrian Photovoltaic Conference as well as the annual “International Smart Grids Week”.

Gerhard Mütter is Technical Director of Alteso (Alternative Energy Solutions GmbH), where he leads in function of ORA (Owner Representative Advisory) supervision of O&M for PV-Parks.
With his team he developed PEAK, the AES Performance Efficiency Acceleration Key technology, a leading-edge data analysis service using special algorithms including machine learning for exploring big data. This software toolset allows to control multi-MW PV-parks based on perceptions of deep analysis of large datasets taken from monitoring systems.
Gerhard worked in Renewable Energies for Product Management, Product Development and PV for Austrians largest solar-companies since more than 10 years. Since 2011 he is technical head of large PV parks. He has analysed with his team more than 2.5 GW of large PV plants all over Europe and India, is Technical Director of Rising Alternative Energy Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India, member of the Scientific Committee of EU-PVSEC and lector for Photovoltaics at Technical University Vienna.

Werner Weiss is founding member and director of AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE  INTEC) in Gleisdorf, Austria and since June 2010 chairman of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Furthermore he is board member of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling.
He has been project co-ordinator of more than 30 national, European and international solar thermal energy projects.
His main research activities are on solar combi-systems and solar heat for industrial processes.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Vice-chairman of the European Solar Thermal Technology Pannel
  • Board member of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling
  • Austrian representative in the Executive Committee of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Member of ISES (International Solar Energy Society)
  • Member of the Austrian Standards Institute FNA 173
  • Consultant of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Wolfgang Gawlik studied Electrical Engineering at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He was constructing engineer of turbo-generators and deputy team leader at Siemens AG.

His PhD thesis dealt with harmonic compensators. His next career step was Senior Key Expert System Dynamics and Project Manager at Siemens AG, Power Technologies International in the field of network planning and analysis.

Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department Head, Professor

Department of Precision Agriculture and Digital Farming

Institute of Agronomy

Research Interests

Geographical Information systems, Remote sensing

Courses Taught

Remote sensing

From 1995 to 1999 Martin Krill worked for Siemens/KWU-Power Generation in Germany in the business areas project management and research (increasing the degree of efficiency for plants). From 1999 to 2003 he was employed at the Austrian District Heating Company in Vienna, where he was the manager of the technical and of the sales department building up also the new field of business activity "Wind Energy".

In 2003 Martin Krill founded the company PROFES and is managing director of this company. The main business areas of PROFES are energy efficiency and renewable energies with the main focus on wind energy and photovoltaics. Performed services are project management, design and planning, operation and consulting.
Currently Martin Krill gives also lectures on Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energies at the polytechnic school in Vienna. 

Martin Krill is also certified mediator and member of the board of the Austrian Wind Energy Association, opens an external URL in a new window, opens an external URL in a new window. Details see www.profes.at, opens an external URL in a new window

Pall Valdimarsson is a mechanical engineer with degrees from Iceland and Germany, and a Dr.Scient.Ing. degree from the University of Iceland.   He was at the University of Iceland from 1986 to 2012 thereof a full professor from 1996, with reduced duties since 2005, after becoming director R&D for Enex hf in Iceland.  He has three decades of experience in geothermal utilization, both for production of electricity as well as district heating, and has been a lecturer at the United Nations University Geothermal Training Program since 1986.

Pall Valdimarsson has done consulting and lecturing for various European Universities, the World Bank and energy companies such as NUON of Holland and Norsk Hydro. Other activities have included work in the field of internal combustion engines, hydrogen projects and aircraft propulsion.  He has been the president of the Icelandic Council of Standardization, member of the Icelandic Aircraft Accident Investigation Board as well as member of scientific councils within the Nordic Energy Research Program (NEFP).  He has now a consulting company, pvald ehf in addition to being adjunct professor at Reykjavik University.  His main client is Arctic Green Energy working on geothermal power production and geothermal district heating projects in China.  He is as well a consortium partner in the GeoSmart research project within the European Union Horizon 2020 program.

The above faculty represent a selection of our lecturers.