Understand solar PV principles with a course that covers all the basics of solar from a non-technical perspective. No calculations, no preknowledge needed!
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    3 days, Wed 8:00 AM - Fri 4:00 PM
    • R6,900.00 excl. VAT


Solar 101 will provide you with the fundamentals that you need to understand when starting out in the PV industry. You will be able to understand technical terms, sell PV systems, and grasp the business side of PV, without having to go into deep technical detail. In the three days,  you will learn about the basics of solar electricity, the functionality of PV system components, the quality and selection criteria of PV components, and system operation and maintenance. The course also covers all the questions that customers may ask you, such as PV safety aspects, financial feasibility, and advantages of solar PV. 

Target Audience

The Solar 101 course was developed to help non-technical people understand solar, including:

  • Sales and administration staff
  • Solar newcomers with no technical background
  • Managers who don't need a deep dive into the technicalities of Solar
  • People looking to learn the fundamentals of solar
  • Solar company staff who only need basics and not design
  • Youth and Matriculants looking for basic solar education

Main Topics

  • Basics of solar electricity
  • PV components
  • Types of PV systems
  • Introduction to protection and safety
  • Installation, operation and maintenance
  • Renewable energy laws and regulations
  • Advantages of solar PV
  • Sales exercises


This course has no pre-requisites. It is a basic course open to anyone interested in solar PV. 

Registration Process

When you click on BOOK THIS COURSE, you will need to provide all of your particulars in order to be issued with a a pro-forma invoice. Your attendance of any training or assessment can only be confirmed on full payment of the invoice. Please consult our T&Cs for more information.