Take the online exam to get a Certificate of Achievement issued by GREEN Solar Academy and the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V. Participation in the online exam is ONLY possible after attending a comprehensive or advanced level GREEN or maxx training course, e.g. the SuperSolarSchool.
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    2 days, Fri 6:00 PM CAT - Sun 6:00 PM CAT
    • R750.00 excl. VAT
  • 08
    2 days, Fri 6:00 PM CAT - Sun 6:00 PM CAT
    • R750.00 excl. VAT
  • 24
    2 days, Fri 6:00 PM CAT - Sun 6:00 PM CAT
    • R750.00 excl. VAT
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GREEN PV Designer

Successful participation in this exam qualifies you to become a GREEN PV Designer. This qualification is especially relevant when you want to work on the design of PV systems.

This exam tests your knowledge of the electrical and performance properties of solar panels and inverters, and puts your load sizing and system layout skills to the test. It tests topics taught on Day 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the SuperSolarSchool.

You will answer questions on:

  • Solar radiation
  • Different solar PV module technologies
  • The definition of strings and arrays
  • How to establish the Voc and Isc of a solar module; you will be required to reproduce the IV curve showing the MPP
  • Differences between grid-tied and standalone inverters, as well as inverter-PV generator ratios
  • Calculating the size of a system based on the customer's location, load profile and useage patterns
  • Selecting the right components for your system, with a focus on mounting considerations when installing on a flat roof

 The idea of the exam is to apply the knowledge gained during the courses and while working in the field. This should give you good feedback about where you stand when it comes to PV; at the same time, the exam should ensure your expertise and knowledge and show you where you have potential gaps you need to work on in future.


  • The exam usually takes place the weekend after a SuperSolarSchool
  • Registration must be completed 2 weeks before the exam by making a payment


  • The exam is taken online.
  • You will receive an email with a link and login credentials on the Friday morning of the scheduled exam.
  • You will have the entire weekend to answer the questions, but the exam should not take you more than two hours in total.
  • You will have until 6pm on a Sunday night to complete your online exam and click SUBMIT.

What are you allowed to use during the exam?
Anything from books, PC, calculators, your training material.


Available exams:
GREEN PV Installer and GREEN PV Designer. SuperSolarSchool participants can either choose between the two exams or take both at once (recommended).

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued by GREEN and the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V. if you pass (>70%).

Fee: R863 (R750 excl. VAT) per exam, 10% discount if you book two exams.


Participation in our Solar Power Designer for Commercial PV systems or SuperSolarSchool.