This course is a crash course on business management, especially for small and medium sized solar company owners.
  • 14
    2 days, Mon 8:00 AM - Tue 4:00 PM
    • Early bird price R6,072.00 excl. VAT
    • R6,900.00 excl. VAT


For business owners there are 1000 things to do -technically and on the management side! In this course you will learn what heading a solar business actually entails and get some guidance on how to deal with it all.

We are are going through all the basics, starting at the necessary registration processes with CIPC, SARS, the Bargaining Council and the DoEL. You will learn how to take investment decisions for your business, get guidance on managing internal processes and how to find your unique selling point and position yourself in the market. A special focus lies on learning how to quote for projects and how to make sure your margin doesn’t get eaten up by inefficient project management or too-high costs.

The overall goal is to avoid unnecessary mistakes, save you from learning it the hard (and costly) way and let you benefit from our trainers' business experience. All trainers for this course are running successful PV businesses on their own and have years of experience dealing with management, business compliance and peculiarities of the PV industry.

Main Topics

  • Business registration processes from CIPC to DoEL
  • OSH Act compliance
  • Internal business management: Decision making for business owners and organisation and record keeping
  • Marketing and sales strategies, especially feasibility calculations for PV systems
  • Project Management: Quoting and Site Management for solar projects
  • Exercise: Case Study on project management
  • PV GreenCard benefits and registration


Basic solar knowledge is a prerequisite for this course; we recommend having done at least our Solar 101, or the SuperSolarSchool if you are technically inclined. Pre-knowledge in the field of business management and accounting will be an advantage.

Target Audience

  • New solar entrepreneurs and founders
  • Young solar companies starting out
  • Company owners and managers who want to optimise their operations

Registration Process

Choose a course date above. 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.