Solar Training Academy branches in Africa

Academy Partners

All our academies are operated together with a local partner. GREEN Solar Academy PTY Ltd ensures equally high quality at every branch and develops the trainings in cooperation with the local partners and our international trainers.

South Africa
Namibia
Zimbabwe
Angola
Togo
Mozambique 
Ghana

South Africa, Cape Town

The Salesian Life Choices are part of the Salesian of Don Bosco familie which is active all over the world to promote disadvantaged and marginalised young people. Since 2005, Life Choices provides training and services in the field of Family Stability, Health, Education, Leadership Skills and Employment. 2019 Life Choices joined the GREEN Solar Academy network with the clear objective to not only become the academy partner in Cape Town, but also to build up a solar training programme for the youth toegther with the GREEN team.

The GREEN Academy Cape Town is headed by Matt Fisher who also manages the live choices Incubator “New Ventures Studio”.

South Africa, Johannesburg

Resolution Circle (Pty) Ltd is a training hub that is 100% owned by the University of Johannesburg.

Resolution Circle provides experiential learning opportunities to undergraduate electrical and mechanical engineering students, practical in-service project training, and professional technical trainings. Since 2014 we have been working together and Resolution circle. They first managed the maxx and now the GREEN Solar Academy in Johannesburg.

The GREEN Academy Johannesburg is headed by Dennis du Plooy who is the Head of the training deparment at Resolution Circle.

Namibia

young Africa Namibia

Young Africa Namibia is an NGO that trains youth as part of an employment programme. Part of their training is a technical education, e.g. in IT, green building, welding or solar installations, as well as life and business skills to promote entrepreneurship.

Since 2017, Young Africa runs our Academy in Namibia and offers training at two different locations: Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. Since 2019, Olivia Namkomba is the director of the Namibian GREEN Solar Academy.

Zimbabwe

sunergy Zimbabwe

Sunergy Zimbabwe is a Zimbabwean solar company. They have two main fields of activity, hardware supply especially for off-grid applications and energy consultancy with expert advice and energy audits. They specialise in off-grid solar system and have also a track record of off-grid PV installations.

In 2017, we offered the first trainings together -still under the name of maxx-solar academy. The head of the GREEN Solar Academy Zimbabwe is Dave Mathews, one of the directors of Sunergy.

Angola

Gomes Rocha Engenharia, Lda.  (short GRE) was founded in 2015 by two young and ambitious engineers, Pedro Gomes and Braulio Rocha. They focus on project management and engineering of renewable energy projects, especially solar photovoltaic with the goal to sustainably improve the situation of the energy market in Angola.

To contribute to the energy transition even more, they decided to also offer trainings and became an Academy partner in 2019. Now they offer a range of off-grid courses and are both directors of the GREEN Solar Academy Angola.

Togo

KYA-Energy Group  was founded in Togo in July 2015. The headquarter is located in Lomé, Togo with two more branches in Benin and Ghana. The main business field is assembling and trading of stand-alone energy systems, especially for households applications and productive applications (SMEs and agricultural applications). KYA also has developed its own products and is a very dynamic company in Togo when it comes to mini grids installation, operation and maintenance. Other business fields are engineering and feasibility studies in the energy sector, trainings and research and development.
The GREEN Solar Academy Togo is the first one in francophone Africa and was founded in 2019. It is operated by KYA-Energy Institute, the training arm of KYA. The director is Prof. Dr. Yao Azoumah who is also the founder and CEO of KYA-Energy Group.

Mozambique

Logos Industries was founded as an electrical distributor in Mozambique in 2003. By now, they developed to one of the biggest renewable energy companies in the area with 13 branches in seven African countries. Their services include sales, installation, operation & maintenance of solar products and projects.
The company’s overall goal is to make an impact in Africa and promote local development through the right technical and logistic solutions. This goal was the motivation to add also education to their activities and become a partner of the GREEN Solar Academy in 2020.
Federico Dotto, Head of Projects Division at Logos, is the director of the GREEN Solar Academy Mozambique.

Ghana

Solar Training Ghana
The GREEN Solar Academy Ghana was introduced at WACEE 19 in Accra for the first time. At the moment, the branch is managed by GREEN Solar Academy West Africa, a joint venture between KYA-Energy Group and GREEN Solar Academy Pty Ltd and the first courses will take place in 2020. As soon as a suitable partner in Ghana is found, the local management will be handed over.
GREEN Soalr Academy West Africa Team

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We always look for partners interested to operate a GREEN Solar Academy in their region or other African countries. Are you interested? Please contact us for more information.

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