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      Course objective (Applicability): The Sunrise Intermediate Course Off-grid introduces its participants to the basics of solar power (photovoltaic), especially concentrating on small-scale off-grid systems.

      Entry Requirements: None

      Outline: The Sunrise Intermediate Off-Grid Course provides technical knowledge and understanding of solar power systems with special focus on small-scale off-grid systems. The participants will get a brief introduction in the electro technical basics, the functionality of PV systems including a learn how small grid-tied and off-grid PV systems work. This course is not rounded off with a professional qualification but equips its participants with the fundamental and relevant knowledge to participate in one of the professional training courses of the maxx-solar academy, e.g. the Solar Power Technician course.

      Main topics: electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve), PV System concepts (stand-alone, grid-tied), PV plant components and data sheets, site survey and customer consultation, design of a small grid-tied PV plant, economical efficiency, legislative issues, quality assurance e.g. RAL GZ 966.


      • Administration and marketing personnel in PV companies
      • Professionals who want to participate in the maxx-solar academy professional trainings e.g.:
        • Energy consultants
        • Marketing
        • administration and management personnel in PV companies
        • engineers and architects
        • technicians and installers

      Duration: 2 Days (16 Education units)

      Accreditation: accredited by DGS (German Solar Energy Society e.V.)

      Fee South Africa: R 3,850.00 (excl. VAT) per person