Unlocking Solar Power: Mastering Energy Transformation

Master the essentials of solar energy physics and chemistry with our comprehensive course! From understanding the principles behind solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies to evaluating project feasibility and cost-effectiveness, you'll gain the skills needed to excel in the field. Dive into topics like plant engineering, economic evaluation, and risk analysis, and learn to apply your knowledge creatively to real-world situations. With practical examples and hands-on learning, you'll be equipped to tackle solar energy projects independently and responsibly. Join us and become an expert in harnessing the power of the sun!

What you'll learn

✓ Comprehensive Insight: Delve deeply into solar energy essentials, exploring the intricate dynamics of physics, chemistry, and industry, to unlock a comprehensive understanding.

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

✓ Technology Competence: Develop critical skills in evaluating and implementing bioenergy technologies, considering economic, technical, and ecological factors.

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

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

Key Facts

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 2,150 (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 10 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 attain a comprehensive understanding of solar energy fundamentals, encompassing physics, chemistry, and industry dynamics.
  • To cultivate critical skills in evaluating and implementing solar energy technologies, considering economic, technical, and ecological factors.
  • To gain proficiency in assessing the operational, economic, and ecological implications of solar energy projects.
  • To explore various aspects of solar energy utilization, including photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies.
  • To prepare to address and evaluate solar energy projects from technical, economic, and environmental perspectives.


2 blocks, 6 days total, full day (classes from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)

  • January 11 – 12, 2025 – Saturday - Sunday
  • February 13 – 16, 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)

The above faculty represent a selection of our lecturers.