Comprehensive 5-day course on grid-tied PV systems with battery back-up. Start with the basics and climb to professional level in only one week. 5 CPD points and endorsed installation training under the PV GreenCard programme. Please refer to Prerequisites (below) prior to registering for this course.
  • 07
    Nov
    5 days, Mon 9:00 AM - Fri 5:00 PM
    • R12,500.00 excl.

    Description

    Master the sun in one week: The SuperSolarSchool provides you with everything you need to know about solar PV. In the 5 days of training all important topics are covered. In every session, we set a strong focus on practical application. You learn about electrotechnical basics and functionality of PV systems, how to install systems correctly according to international standards and how to plan and manage and sell a project as well as size the system including the battery pack according to the client’s requirements.

    Interactive exercises and involvement of the participants make the course content easy to understand and interesting to follow. Facilitators with practical experience connect you with the industry, so it is the ideal course if you want a flying start in solar photovoltaics.

    The Super Solar School was developed together with the DGS (German Solar Energy Society) and align with the curriculum of the SAPVIA 5-day Solar PV Installer course. The course is the ideal preparation and recommended course before doing the SAPVIA PV GreenCard PV assessment.

    Please note that while the SuperSolarSchool training is highly recommended, it is neither required nor compulsory to attend this training prior to writing the SAPVIA PV GreenCard trade test. The SuperSolarSchool is not inclusive of the PV GreenCard assessment; you will need to register for the trade test separately at an assessment centre of your choosing: https://solar-training.org/events/26-sapvia-pv-assessment/region-ZA/

     

     

    Target Audience

    Everyone who wants a flying start in solar photovoltaics:

    • Technically inclined solar Newcomers
    • Employees of solar companies (technical staff and technically inclined sales and management)
    • Entrepreneurs and business founders
    • Electricians and electrical engineers
    • Professionals looking for continuous training with minimum time expenditure
    • Installers who are looking for PV GREENCARD qualification (Assessment not included)

    Main Topics

    Day 1 and 2:

    • Electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve)
    • PV system concepts (stand-alone, grid-tied, back-up)
    • PV system components (incl. batteries), reading of data sheets
    • Basics of grid-tied PV system installation

    Day 3:

    • Site preparation, tools and equipment,
    • Practical installation of a grid-tied PV system incl. commissioning 
    • Routine inspections, data capturing, testing, trouble shooting, operation and maintenance

    Day 4 and 5:

    • Project management (timeline, laws and regulation, procedures) 
    • Site survey and on-site inspection
    • Planning and design of grid-tied PV systems (with and without battery storage), calculation of roof-top PV systems and extension of grid-tied systems to back-up systems, fault finding and quality assurance
    • Demo of PV simulation software (4 week software license PV*SOL Premium included)
    • Sales, marketing and customer consultation

     

    Accreditation

    • International accreditation by the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V.
    • 5 CPD credits by SAIEE
    • SAPVIA endorsed PV GreenCard Training course (preparation for the SAPVIA PV Assessment)

    Prerequisites

    Click here to do a self-evaluation to assess if you are ready for the course.

    The course is open to all participants who want to gain knowledge in solar PV. Nevertheless, the pace is quite brisk. Maths skills on matric level are recommended (math literacy not sufficient) to be able to completely follow the course. If you have any doubts, do the self-evaluation before the course; once you have started the course, there is no possibility to claim back the course fee if the level of training proves to be too difficult.

    Recommended NQF level to participate: 4

    To prepare for the course, you can watch some videos on PV basics that we have compiled on our Youtube channel.

    If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, we recommend you complete the self-evaluation and then contact us. If you don't feel prepared for the SuperSolarSchool, we have a great alternative which is called Solar 101: fewer calculations, still 100% PV knowledge.

     

    NOTE: A participant must have an attendance rate of at least 90% in order for GREEN Solar Academy to issue a certificate of attendance.

     

    GREEN Covid Protocol

    Please be sure to read the GREEN Covid Protocol prior to registration for any course.

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    OUR GRADUATES

    Christian August
    Pupkewitz-Megatech / 2022 Alumni, SuperSolarSchool

    Christian August

    I am a qualified electrician holding a Trade Certificate in Electrical General, currently working as a renewable sales consultant. I already had 2 years’ experience in the physical installation of solar. Now, I've learned how to size the systems myself, and more about the types of systems on offer, protection devices, and the monitoring options available. I would like to advise young people, electricians and solar technicians to take part in this training to learn about solar in depth.

    Ambrosio Lusuekikio
    Telecom Engineer & IT Project manager / 2022 Alumni, SuperSolarSchool

    Ambrosio Lusuekikio

    Prior to attending SuperSolarSchool, I had a little knowledge of solar through reading. I co-ordinate and consult on community projects, so I needed to be 100% sure I was dispensing the correct, safe, effective solar advice. I would recommend this training to technicians, solar installers and electricians so that they can get more knowledge and skills on how to maintain solar.

    Weber Stenberg

    Weber Stenberg

    I am currently a Project Manager with a background of working as a refrigerator technician and electrician. This course taught me how to do system design, what to consider when doing maintenance, and how to engage potential clients. Next, I will be going for my PV GreenCard. I will be recommending this same training for my team who are busy assisting me with the installations.

    Theophelus Halukolo

    Theophelus Halukolo

    My electrical background allowed me to set up my own company. I came to the training to also learn how to do battery and inverter sizing, which I did. I also learned the importance of site visits and doing a full load profile analysis. I would highly recommend this training!

    Elario Muller
    Pupkewitz-Megatech / 2022 Alumni, SuperSolarSchool

    Elario Muller

    I have a background in advertising and marketing, and my current job is Business Development Manager at Pupkewitz. Thanks to this training, I will be able to generate more proposals, as I have a far better understating of how to calculate system size. I will obviously recommend this training to other technicians or solar installers.

    Berthold Malyata

    Berthold Malyata

    I am a Technical Advisor with a background in farming (agriculture has actually been my hobby since I was young). I had no pre-knowledge of solar before this training, and I have learned a lot about how solar PV works. I’m going to continue to get more knowledge and skills in solar. I would recommend this training to anyone who would be interested.

    Ivan Louw
    24 Hour Electrical / 2022 Alumni, SuperSolarSchool

    Ivan Louw

    I am salesman and HR practitioner with a basic knowledge of electricity. I had no pre-knowledge of solar. Now that my training is done, my goal is to become a certified solar technician and start my own installation company.

    Godfryd Kakumo
    Pupkewitz-Megatech / 2022 Alumni, SuperSolarSchool

    Godfryd Kakumo

    I am a Renewable Energy Consultant with 6 years’ experience in solar system installation. This training taught me how to do design in depth and how to balance the system with calculations and the usage of designing software. I would recommend this training to solar installers and consultants.

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