Africa‘s Premier Training
Institute for Solar Power

We specialise in solar photovoltaic short courses.
Over 4 500 engineers, electricians and technicians trust in our training.


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The 2-Day Sunrise course provides the technical knowledge and understanding of solar power systems. The participants will get an introduction in the electro-technical basics and the functionality of PV systems and PV components. This course focuses on equipping the participants with the fundamental and relevant knowledge to understand solar PV and is the foundational step in pursing a specialisation in PV systems in an advanced level course.

Target Audience
Everyone who is interested in taking their first steps in the PV industry:

  • Administration and marketing personnel in PV companies
  • Energy consultants
  • Marketing administration and management personnel in PV companies
  • Electrical engineers and architects
  • Technicians, electricians and installers
  • University students studying within the field

Main Topics

Day 1:

  • Introduction to solar components
  • Basics of solar electricity
  • Types of PV systems
  • What influences yield

Day 2:

  • PV system components and data sheets
  • Renewable energy situation (intro)
  • Different mounting systems
  • Economic efficiency
  • Career options and qualifications for PV installers


3-Day training on the planning and sizing of PV off-grid systems (DC coupled)

Course objective (Applicability)
DGS Solar Power Designers are able to design, plan and quote for the installation of state-of-the-art PV off-grid systems

Entry Requirements
Participation in the Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course or entry exam focusing on the subjects of this course.

The DGS Solar Power Designer Course is targeting participants, who have an engineering/technician background. The focus of this advanced course is on the design and planning of off-grid PV systems, including step-by-step calculation exercises based on example systems from the site visit to quotation. The professional team at GREEN Solar Academy provides the necessary knowledge to design, plan and prepare quotations for off-grid photovoltaic systems according to professional principles and quality certifications.

Main topics

  • PV basics recap
  • Basics of off-grid systems
  • Components of off-grid systems: PMW and MPPT charge controller, battery technology
  • Planning and design of DC-coupled off-grid systems
  • Preparation of quotations
  • Best practice examples
  • Commissioning and operation of PV plants
  • Fault finding and quality assurance

Technicians, engineers and architects with basic knowledge on PV technical and management principles gained e.g. in the Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course

GREEN’s eLearning courses can be accessed on demand – you can start at any time, from anywhere, and finish at your own pace.

We offer two online courses:

Principles of PV Systems, which is FREE of charge, and is an incredible starter course for students of all ages and experience levels who want to learn more about PV Solar.


PV Off-Grid Technician, which costs USD$50, and gives you the skills to size, design, install and provide aftercare for an off-grid solar system according to your client’s unique energy requirements.

In both cases, you can work through the easy-to-follow narrated slides at your own pace and we’ve also included downloadable learning guides so that you can read about the topics in more detail to ensure that you fully understand the subject matter. This courses also include podcasts, which are great for learning on-the-go, videos, videos and interactive quizzes, plus a final exam where you can test yourself on what you’ve learned during the training.

Head on over to GREEN’s global website to learn more about our online courses in solar energy and to register.


Obest Hatuleke


I have enjoyed the course, you have excellent facilitators, they delivered to beyond our expectations. We look forward to do more with your institution. Lovely course.

Thando Sikwila


The course was an eye opener into the world of photovoltaic systems, a master class presented in a way this is easy to follow and understand. I would definitely recommend this to anyone serious about the photovoltaic industry.

Vincent Kundayi Chihwari


This academy is brilliant, the way their courses are arranged is just good. Thumbs up to the trainers!





    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 training 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.