The European Energy Centre (EEC) has been running training courses since 1975, gathering a wealth of experience in education for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.
The professional renewable energy and energy efficiency training courses run in collaboration with leading European and International Universities.
Participants benefit from the practical and theoretical knowledge of a range of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, taught by University professors and leading experts in their field with more than 30 years of expertise.
The EEC Accredited Centre is an Independent Professional Body and trains around 5000 individuals a year in over 300 training courses at 21 universities across Europe.
Achievers of the Galileo Master Certificate and attendees of the EEC Approved training courses include individuals from the following organisations:
UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
“The course covered a good balance of breadth and depth in various types of renewable energy technologies…The course tutor is clearly an expert with detailed insight into the sector.”
(Fraser Macleod, Principal Research Officer).
“I gained a good background to all renewable technologies, and there were good real world examples included in the course.”
(Andrew McMullen, LEGO).
“Solid technical expertise is a fundamental pre-requisite of Coca-Cola HBC Italy. In particular, Coca-Cola HBC Italy has taken advantage of CSG-EEC’s expertise in order to develop its technical personnel. The cooperation with CSG-EEC has, and will continue to keep allowing us to ensure our technicians are skilled and knowledgeable in the field of new refrigeration technologies.
Over several years of working together, we have been impressed with CSG-EEC's ability to provide courses designed and customised for our firm’s needs, facilitated by academic experts in the field and all carried out within our own premises in order to ease the logistical pressures that training personnel on this scale often brings.
CSG-EEC has certified our courses by providing all participants with a certificate of completion."
(Coca Cola HBC Italy)
"Congratulations to the centre and to the trainers. all participants were engaged, the topics were explained very clearly and we found it extremely relevant to our day-to-day activities."
“The speakers on the course were very experienced and knowledgeable. I've improved my skills in Project Finance on the course.”
“I gained a good understanding of wind energy generation and related topics. My work involves assessment of wind projects from a financial perspective. This course will help me in this area.”
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
“I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism”
(Mrs. Lorenza Vecchio, Civilian Human Resources Management, JFC HQ Naples, NATO).
“I have gained a thorough knowledge of Solar Photovoltaic systems…the course was well taught and had good interaction.”
UN Sustainable Development Committee
“The course has given me valuable insight into the solar arena with first-hand knowledge, statistics and data relevant to the industry. The Professor gave plenty of time for us to ask questions about each item.”
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
“Excellent course material and knowledgeable tutor.”
(Lawrence Avery, UK Head of Clean Technology Fund).
Greater London Authority
“I intend to apply the skills gained from this course in my workplace to help in developing a green finance model for London.”
“The course was filled with very useful information for my career. I am currently working on developing PV and energy storage projects and this course will help me a lot in my current role and future career aspirations.”
(Soolmaz Moshiri, National Grid UK).
“The course was very well presented and it was clear that the instructor had a great deal of experience and knowledge.”
Müller UK and Ireland Group
“I now have a much better understanding of finance in general, and in particular with regards to renewables.”
Ministry of Health
“The course gave me detailed knowledge and competency to design, install and operate Photovoltaic systems. I intend to apply these skills in various sustainability projects in the health sector in Malaysia.”
(Tuan Haji Tauran Zaidi Ahmad Zaidi, Ministry of Health, Malaysia).
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)
“Last year we attended your training course organised within our premises, the course has been very useful as it clarified important gaps in our knowledge. Additionally, it provided us with the knowledge of which technology to adopt for our systems. I take this opportunity to thank you again for the useful training courses you organise with quality content, teaching and documentation provided.”
(Eng Adrian Kazazi, FAO)
IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development
“I liked the atmosphere of the course: relaxed, easy to intervene and discuss with the lecturer.”
National Water and Electricity Company Ltd
“I was able to win a project proposal with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO – with the help of the courses I took with your institution.”
Martini & Rossi [popular multinational alcoholic beverage company]
"We would like to thank you for the good quality of your training which our personnel attended in the last years. We have attended different courses through the years care of your Training Centre.
All your courses were useful for our technicians because we improved our knowledge, both theoretical and practical. We would like to underline also the good levels of both your skilled trainers and your training documentation."
(Technical Staff Manager, MARTINI & ROSSI, Fulvio Baratella)
The Eden Project
"The course was all very good and the tutor was excellent, it was perfect for my professional needs."
“Very interesting training course covering all topics of photovoltaic at 360 degrees. A very well structured and organised training course.”
European Association AREA
“In today's economic climate it is even more imperative that technicians diversify their skills to take advantage of the expanding renewable energy sector. The European Energy Centre is ideally placed to ensure technicians succeed in making the most of this opportunity.”
(Marco Buoni Vice President European Association AREA - AREA represents the interests of 22 national associations in 19 European countries, 125,000 people working in the sector)
European Union External Action
"These courses are very informative, logical, and pragmatic. There is no boring theory in there. You go straight to the important subject and learn easily, as if you are being trained for years. I had a great experience studying the Wind Power course."
(Artur Shatri, EULEX Kosovo)
Further Testimonials can be viewed below
No-one else gives the same quality of training as the EEC - Melvin Griffith, Solar Photovoltaic Course
The lecturer was very knowledgeable and provided real-life examples…the course will help with the feasibility of projects at work - Jack McKellar, Aecom, Renewable Energy Management and Finance Course
The course has given me a deeper understanding of the area and insight into the options for renewable energy and when they should be used - Keith Dickerson, CAL, Renewable Energy Solutions Course
I now understand more about financial concepts relating to renewable energy projects…This will certainly help me in framing the bigger projects I am engaged with - Kevin Houston, Carbon Masters LTD, Renewable Energy Management and Finance Course
I gained a greater understanding of Solar PV and I will use my new skills to gain MCS accreditation for my company - Paul Wallace, Skyform Ltd, Solar Photovoltaic Course
It was a great cover of all products and I will use my knowledge to apply to projects I am working on - Melanie Horbury, Pleydell Smithyman Ltd, Renewable Energy Solutions Course
I gained considerable skills which will help with future career choices and opportunities…it was also a good opportunity to hear other professionals’ experience and expertise - Seun Opanubi, Solar Photovoltaic
The course has given me a wider knowledge and skill set of the wide choices of energy - Johnathan Bell, Linskeldfield Bio Energy, Renewable Energy Solutions Course
It was very easy to understand the lecturer, he had a good sense of humour! The resource pack that came with the course was good to look back on - – Chantal Lass, Hastings Borough Council
I gained a broader knowledge of PV system design and particular safety and MCS standard detail. I will be training field staff in PV system assessment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa - Morgan Palmer, Tearfund, Electrics for Renewables Course
The course covered all the areas I was interested in and more - Elvira Dimitrieva, Vert Rotors UK, Carbon Finance Course
It was good to be able to speak with an authority on PV, in order to build a more efficient workplace and better designs - Richard Douglas, The Green Way Solar, Solar Photovoltaic Course
The course is well structured, relevant to finance and risk and I was impressed with the content - Roy Tomkinson, Solarwise Renewables, Renewable Energy Management & Finance Course
This course has benefitted me immensely by providing the information and drive for me to focus on renewable energy and incorporate them into everyday life to make a difference financially, ethically and in terms of global energy use - Raaja Karthik, Renewable Energy Solutions Course
The course has broadened my knowledge in this field. It has also given me the confidence to undertake renewable energy projects in central Africa - Fred Ku-Mesu Miet, KCC Electrical, Wave and Hydro Power Course
Gained a comprehensive knowledge of Solar Thermal, I intend to arrange installation in council properties - Angus Council, Solar Thermal Course
Gained key and practical skills such as building the wind plant. I will take the key knowledge gained and put this into practice - Joseph Aseyefa, Aeronautical Engineer, Wind Power Course
It has given me experience and knowledge which I’ll pass onto communities throughout Scotland - Tom Young, Community Energy Scotland, Biomass/Wave and Hydro Courses
Very good lecturer, slides and presentation. Well organised and informative - Heat Pumps course
Engaging lecturer. Well-structured lecture. Covered a lot of material - Heat Pumps course
Superb. Much increased my knowledge - Prof. Colin Patten, Midlem, Wind Power course
Very good coverage of the topic. Reference material with slides supporting info and practical examples - Carbon Management course
Another excellent course. Very informative - Carbon Management course
These skills will help me greatly in my workplace - Patrick Evbobun, ModeCo Solar, Management & Finance course
Covered in detail all of the aspects of biomass (technical, economic, supply..) - Biomass course
I used the course for research ideas for a PhD in this area. Turned out to be very useful - PhD Student, Edinburgh Napier University
I have gained knowledge and understanding of the concepts of energy and finance. I will take advantage to improve my career - Dina Ahmed, Management and Finance course
I was a little nervous at first but the quality of the online course was very good indeed, I have been most impressed with your staff and their help, and the courses themselves - Richard Crook, Energy Efficiency in Buildings course