The Solar Power Designer backup enables participants to design, plan and quote for the installation of state-of-the-art PV systems for back-up applications.

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      The Solar Power Designer Back-up course focuses on the design and planning of PV back-up systems. The course takes the participant through the step-by-step process of an installation: from client consultations to site visit and design, and finally quotation and installation. It includes two different case studies along which participants practice the sizing of PV systems. The course also equips the participant to understand solar PV as a business and the process of becoming an accredited PV installer.



      Target Audience

      PV professionals who want to further their skills and focus on solar design:  

      • Participants who completed the Solar Power Sunrise course
      • PV technicians and electricians 
      • Engineers and technologists with basic knowledge on PV technical and management principles 
      • Professionals looking for continuous training with minimum time expenditure

      Main Topics

      Day 1: 

      • Site visit and client consultation 
      • Design of PV back-up system commissioning and operation 

      Day 2: 

      • PV*SOL demo (PV system design software) 
      • Project management, operation and maintenance 
      • PV as a business and legal situation for renewable energies 


      Day 3: 

      • Design of a PV back-up system with fault finding and quality assurance 
      • How to become a PV installer


      Participation in the Sunrise Course.