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    Wed 08 Jul 09:00 - Wed 08 Jul 17:00
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    Sep
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    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Tue 29 Sep 12:30 - Tue 29 Sep 17:00
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    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Wed 30 Sep 09:00 - Wed 30 Sep 17:00
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    Day 1 – Theoretical Assessment (12:30 to 5 pm)
    Tue 08 Dec 12:30 - Tue 08 Dec 17:00
    Johannesburg, Auckland Park
    Day 2 – Practical Assessment (9am to 5pm)
    Wed 09 Dec 09:00 - Wed 09 Dec 17:00
    Johannesburg
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Description

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

maxx-solar academy, SAPVIA and GreenCape would like to encourage Solar PV installers to undertake a 2 day voluntary PV assessment. The skills assessment will allow participants to test their theoretical and practical capability of installing PV rooftop systems. It is planned 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. maxx-solar academy and Resolution Circle operate the first SAPVIA PV Assessment Centre in Johannesburg.

Installers successfully completing the assessment will receive a Certificate from maxx-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  assessement is the 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 (9am to 5pm)

  • Randomly 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 equiped with 3 assessment roofs equipped with:

The setup of the maxx SAPVIA PV Assessment center in Johannesburg was possible due to the suppert 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 good 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 and 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

Futhermore, it is recommended to be familiar 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 are registered in the PV GreenCard data base.
  • PV GreenCards can either be issued by:
    • one person, who is DoL registered and succesfully passed the PV Installer assessment or
    • two persons, one DOL registered and an one who succesfully passed the PV Installer assessment

 

Applicability

Graduates from the PV Installer Assessment:

What participants say about our trainings

OUR GRADUATES

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Ronald Baxter
SANRAL Technical Innovations / 2018 Alumni SuperSolarSchool

I'm from SANRAL Technical Innovation. We are expanding on our road network so we have a few renewable energy sites and therefor we need the best design so myself and two of my colleagues attended the course. And it was really fun! We had workshops and hands-on experiments with the tools. Thank you very much! It was a really well presented course and I really enjoyed it!

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Scott Andrew

I did the Sunrise Intermediate course in 2014. We were a plumbing company and wanted to become a solar company. After 6 months we set up our own operation, paid school fees in the early years, went to China and ended up now using Victron. I am now the biggest seller for Victron equipment in Africa and the second biggest in the world. When I started, the course gave me an understanding in how to approach solar. A tip I give to all the people I get requests from is to take advantage of opportunities at the time!

Fikile Khiva

I highly recommend whoever is interested in solar energy, maybe as a consultant or as a technician or just a project manager. So for me the academy has done a great job, in fact it’s align to my future going forward in terms of business opportunities. Thank you very much!

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