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      Course objective (Applicability): DGS Solar Power Designers backup systems are able to design, plan and quote for the installation of state-of-the-art PV systems for grid-tied and back up applications.

      Entry Requirements: Participation in the Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course or entry exam focusing on the subjects of this course.

      Outline: The DGS Solar Power Designer Course is targeting participants who have an engineering/technician background. The focus of this professional course is on the design and planning of PV backup systems, including step-by-step calculation exercises based on example systems from site visit to quotation and installation.

      Main topics:

      Planning and design of back up systems for household and industrial applications, calculation of roof-top systems (grid-tied and back-up), commissioning and operation of PV plants, fault finding and quality assurance

      Participants: Technicians, engineers and architects with basic knowledge on PV technical and management principles

      Duration: 3 Days (240 Education units)

      Fees: R6,600.00 (excl. VAT) per person, including catering, handouts and a 6 week full version of the cutting edge solar simulation tool “IBC PV Manager.