Official examination to become a SAPVIA-accredited PV GreenCard installer.
  • 28
    Sep
    1.5 days
    KZN
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    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Wed 28 Sep 12:30 - Wed 28 Sep 17:00
    KZN
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Thu 29 Sep 09:00 - Thu 29 Sep 17:00
    KZN
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    Oct
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    Johannesburg - Wynberg
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    Day 1 – Practical Assessment (8am to 4pm)
    Tue 18 Oct 08:00 - Tue 18 Oct 16:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    Day 2 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Wed 19 Oct 12:30 - Wed 19 Oct 17:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
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    Oct
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    Cape Town
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    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (from 9am)
    Wed 19 Oct 09:00 - Wed 19 Oct 13:30
    Cape Town
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Thu 20 Oct 09:00 - Thu 20 Oct 17:00
    Cape Town
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    Johannesburg - Wynberg
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    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Wed 19 Oct 12:30 - Wed 19 Oct 17:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (8am to 4pm)
    Thu 20 Oct 08:00 - Thu 20 Oct 16:00
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  • 28
    Nov
    1.5 days
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
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    Sessions
    Day 1 – Practical Assessment (8am to 4pm)
    Mon 28 Nov 08:00 - Mon 28 Nov 16:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    Day 2 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Tue 29 Nov 12:30 - Tue 29 Nov 17:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    • R5,900.00 excl. VAT
  • 29
    Nov
    1.5 Days
    Cape Town
    Session information
    Sessions
    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (from 9am)
    Tue 29 Nov 09:00 - Tue 29 Nov 13:30
    Cape Town
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Wed 30 Nov 09:00 - Wed 30 Nov 17:00
    Cape Town
    • R5,900.00 excl. VAT
  • 29
    Nov
    1.5 Days
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    Session information
    Sessions
    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Tue 29 Nov 12:30 - Tue 29 Nov 17:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Wed 30 Nov 08:00 - Wed 30 Nov 16:00
    Johannesburg - Wynberg
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  • 29
    Nov
    1.5 days
    KZN
    Session information
    Sessions
    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Tue 29 Nov 12:30 - Tue 29 Nov 17:00
    KZN
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Wed 30 Nov 09:00 - Wed 30 Nov 17:00
    KZN
    • R5,900.00 excl. VAT

    Description

    Successful participation is the key qualification to become part of the PV GreenCard programme.

    GREEN Solar Academy, SAPVIA and GreenCape encourage Solar PV installers to undertake a 2-day voluntary PV assessment. The skills assessment allows participants to test their theoretical and practical capability of installing PV rooftop systems. It is intended that this assessment will lead the way for the development of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Toolkit in order to accumulate credits counting towards an officially-recognized qualification. GREEN Solar Academy operates SAPVIA PV Assessment Centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

    Installers who successfully complete the assessment will receive a Certificate from GREEN Solar Academy and will qualify to be part of a SAPVIA-endorsed installer database which also forms a key entry point to become part of the PV GreenCard programme.

    The ideal preparation for the  assessment is participation in the SuperSolarSchool , the SAPVIA endorsed 5-day preparation course.

     SuperSolarSchool Installation Training SuperSolarSchool Certificates

    PV Assessment Agenda

    The PV assessment lasts 2 days, one day theoretical assessment and one day practical assessment.

    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)

    • Introduction & Explanation of Assessment Process
    • Theoretical Assessment (in the classroom
    • Familiarization workshop and induction (only installers)
    • Grouping of the participants for the practical assessment

     Day 2  – Practical Assessment (8am to 4pm)

    • Random selection of installation teams of 3 installers.
    • Installation and wiring of a 6-module PV system on assessment roofs
    • Overall Feedback session

    Assessment Roofs

    Our Assessment Centre is equipped with 3 assessment roofs with:

    The setup of the GREEN SAPVIA PV Assessment center in Johannesburg was made possible due to the support of IBC Solar, HellermannTyton SA, Resolution Circle, GreenCape and giz. 

     

    South African PV Quality Programme

    SAPVIA has partnered with the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) to develop a national standardized “as built" report called the PV GreenCard to promote a high standard of quality Solar PV installations in the RCI market segment.

    The South African PV GreenCard offers a profound quality label to the customer and builds on multiple columns including training, verification of PV installer qualifications and, most importantly, compliance with national standards and labour law. The South African PV GreenCard is inclusively designed, opens new business opportunities to both PV companies and customers and contributes to sustainable job creation in the country. 

    It is expected that Solar PV installers will undertake a voluntary Solar PV Installer Assessment which will act as a needs analysis to determine whether an installer is sufficiently skilled to install a rooftop PV system. This is the access point of installers to be part of the SAPVIA-endorsed installer database. Should an installer not pass this Assessment, mitigation measures in the form of training will be recommended before the installer will be allowed to redo the Assessment. It should be noted that this training course is not a requirement, but can help to prepare for the SAPVIA Solar PV Installer Assessment which is a crucial requirement to work under the PV GreenCard programme.

     

    Solar PV Installer requirements to register for the PV Assessment

    • Be employed/associated with a registered PV GreenCard company (please register here)
    • Be a qualified and trade-tested DOL registered electrician and hold a wireman‘s license OR
    • Be a qualified PV Installer employed with a rooftop Solar PV installing company

    Furthermore, it is recommended that installers familiarise themselves with the SAPVIA Solar PV Installation Guidelines. This document in conjunction with all relevant national electrical codes, building codes and regulations shall be the basis for PV installations in the country. 

    Solar PV Installer requirements to issue the PV GreenCard

    • PV GreenCards can only be issued by persons who are registered in the PV GreenCard database.
    • PV GreenCards can either be issued by:
      • one person, who is DoL registered and has successfully passed the PV Installer assessment or
      • two persons, one DOL registered and one who has successfully passed the PV Installer assessment

     

    Applicability

    Graduates from the PV Installer Assessment:

     

    GREEN Covid Protocol

    Please be sure to read the GREEN Covid Protocol prior to registration for any assessment.