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.
ABOUT OUR COURSES
Sunrise – 2 Days
The Sunrise course gives participants an introduction to electro-technical basics and the fundamentals of PV solar power, including functionality of PV systems and PV components. This course is the foundational step to pursuing a specialisation in PV systems in an advanced level course.
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
- Introduction to solar components
- Basics of solar electricity
- Types of PV systems
- What influences yield
- PV system components and data sheets
- Renewable energy situation (intro)
- Different mounting systems
- Economic efficiency
- Career options and qualifications for PV installers
PV Mounter – 2 Days
Learn to install PV systems with 2 full days of practical training. Starting with nothing but a wiring chart and material list, we plan and execute the installation together, from attaching mounting structure up to commissioning and testing of the system.
Hands-on training for PV installers: What’s essential when installing PV systems, practically taught in 2 days.
Do you want to learn how to install PV systems? Do you want more practical training instead of studying books? Then this course is for you! In the two days of training we practice PV system installation. Starting with nothing but a wiring chart and material list, we plan and execute the installation together, up to commissioning and testing of the system.
If you don’t have the time (or budget) for the 5-day course, the PV Mounter is a great alternative. It is also a good choice if you did our 5-day SuperSolarSchool already and found the practical to be a too fast or need more practice. Why not bring your installation team with you to practice all together? Team discounts are available!
Why is this course needed? Because the best PV system is only as good as its connections -be it cables or screws! So let’s train how to get the details right and build long-lasting PV systems.
The course focuses on how to stay safe on the roof and how to install PV systems correctly. Topics are:
- Planning an installation based on wiring charts and material lists
- Preparing the site, tools and equipment
- Do’s & Don’ts on site
- On-site safety
- Hands-on PV installation on different roof types
- Wiring of PV System
- Commissioning and programming of inverters (different manufacturers)
- New solar installers looking for practical experience
- Technicians and Electricians who need a crash course on solar installation
- SuperSolarSchool alumni who want to refresh the installation part
- Installation teams who need fast and efficient practical training
Anyone who is interested can join the course, a qualification as electrician is not required. But please note that this course is completely hands-on! For theoretical basics and knowledge on PV system components, design and planning, please book the SuperSolarSchool.
eLearning – Own Pace
Our online courses have been developed with input from international product manufacturers as well as African solar experts to create content that is relevant to our climate and conditions, and feature an engaging blend of lectures, videos, podcasts, interactive exercises and self-assessments.
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 50 Euros, 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.
FEEDBACK FROM OUR GRADUATES
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.
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.
This academy is brilliant, the way their courses are arranged is just good. Thumbs up to the trainers!
PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TRAININGS
Shane’D Electricals is a Botswana-based electrical company offering installation, maintenance and repair of Electrical systems, Generators, Security Systems and Solar Systems.
In June 2022, Moses Dube, owner of Shane’D Electricals, became a GREEN Academy Partner. After attendeding GREEN’s 5-day SuperSolarSchool training in Johannesburg, Moses realised that he wanted to be able to offer GREEN’s professional, internationally-accredited short solar courses in his home country. He submitted an application to operate a GREEN Solar Academy and has taken part in GREEN’s extensive Training of Trainer programme, and will gradually be adding to the course options available through his academy as interest in solar installation training in Botswana increases.