• Amanda Dzivhani GREEN

    Amanda Dzivhani started at GREEN in 2018. She is responsible for the communication with current and potential clients and plays a major role in the organisation of the GREEN trainings.

    2018 - present Customer Relations Manager at GREEN Solar Academy

    2017 - 2018 Electrical Trainee at Resolution Circle

    2015 - 2017 National Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology

    Interests

    • solar basics
    • PV design with PV Sol design software
    • project management
  • Antje has been working in the PV business since 2003. Since 2013 she is heading the maxx-soar academy. Together with Vivian she develops and updates the training programmes and facilitates the operation of the local academies.

    2013 - director maxx I solar energy PTY Ltd.

    2013 - manager international sales maxx-solar & energie GmbH & Co. KG

    2008 - President of DGS Turingia and Head of the DGS SolarSchool Thuringia

    2005 - 2013 - Vice president German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V.

    1999-2005 - Bauhaus University Weimar, project manager Asia within the international transfer centre Koten Weimar

     

    Qualifications

    2017 Memeber of the SAPVIA Embedded Generation and Grid Access Subcommittee

    2016 Member of the institute of Business Advisors South Africa

    2016 Train the Trainer (IHK)

    2014 Suggestopedia Training module "moderation"

    2011 Suggestopedia Training module "basics"

    2008 PV Consulting training, DGS Solar(fach)berater

    1999 (environmental) civil engineering  degree (Dipl.-Ing., SAQA certified as NQF Level 8)

     See more on Antje's linked in profile.

    Interests

    • Projekt management
    • PV project financing
    • renewable energy
    • PV basics
    • PV system design
    • Quality management in PV
    • Small PV off-grid systems
  • GREEN Trainer Braulio RochaBraulio Rocha has a Master Degree in Renewable Energy and is an engineer from the bottom of his heart! His specialty is solar design. Since 2014, he has realised several PV projects for residential as well as commercial clients.

    2019 - present Trainer at the GREEN Solar Academy

    2015 - present Technical Consultant RED Engineering

    2014 - present Technical Manager at GRE Gomes Rocha Engenharia Lda

    Interests

    • PV Basics
    • PV system design grid-tied
    • Project Planning
  • Charity TebuhoCharity Tebuho started her own company in 2018. So far she has focused on small Off Grid systems in the range of 12-48 volt. She holds a Bacjelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and joined the solar industry August 2016 as an instructor for solar energy at Young Africa  Namibia in Otjiwarongo. In 2019 she became the first female trainer in the GREEN Solar Academy.

    2019 - present Trainer at GREEN Solar Academy

    2018 - present Founder of CT Solar solution cc

    2017 - participation in SuperSolarSchool

    2016 - present Solar Instructor at Young Africa Namibia

     

    Interests

    • Solar Basics
    • PV Design and Sizing
    • Off-Grid systems
  • Dave Mathews has been involved in the PV industry for the past 6 years following a long career in the corporate world. Utilization of renewable resources has been a passion for many, many years. Key milestones are as follows

    2017 – opening of the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe with the inaugural Sunrise Intermediate course in Zimbabwe

    2016 – completed the training requirements laid down as a prerequisite of maxx aolar, undertaking all the required courses and participating in their “Train the trainer” programme

    2013 – MOU with themaxx I solar academy to open the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe

    2011 – founder director of Sunergy (Pvt) Limited


    Qualifications

    2016 – Accredited as a maxx  trainer

    Interests

    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Benefitting less fortunate communities through the introduction of Photovoltaic systems
  • Dennis du Plooy

    Dennis du Plooy is currently the Senior Manager of Curriculum Design at Resolution Circle. He does consulting and engineering work in the broad field of Mechatronics and Solar PV.

    He joined RC five years ago after an academic and business career of more than 30 years to manage Professional Training. At the moment, he is working on his PhD on solar pv yield and ground mounted lanel soiling.

    2017 - present Trainer at GREEN Solar Academy

    2015 - present Director maxx | solar academy (GREEN since 2020)

    2015 - present Head of Department Professional Training at Resolution Circle

    2000 - 2010 Owner Photoweb SA

    Qualifications

    • Masters degree in electrical and electronics engineering
    • Postcgraduate qualification in Education
    • Qualifications in Process Automation and Control

    Interests

    • grid-tied solar systems
    • solar PV design
    • research
  • Dr. Matthias Klauss has more than 10 years of experience in planning and construction of photovoltaic (PV) systems ranging in size from 1 kWp to 20 MWp. He was our first master trainer and trained most of the maxx trainers. Since 2012 his work focuses on the site management of utility size PV projects in Europe, Africa and Australia.

    2011 - one of the 4 directors of the PV engineering company g2kv GmbH

    2010 - German RAL Quality Control Association for Solar Energy Systems

    2008 - Vice-President of DGS Turingia and master trainer of the DGS SolarSchool Thuringia

    2004 - CEO of the renewable engineering and consulting company BioVAG GbR

    1999-2005 - Bauhaus University Weimar, lecturer and project manager



    Qualifications

    2004 - Enginnering phD in the field of waste management

    2000 (environmental) civil engineering  degree (Dipl.-Ing., equals SAQA NQF Level 8)

    Interests

    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Quality assurance
    • Management of PV systems
    • Consulting
    • Utility size PV

    See more on Matthias's linked in profile.

  • Trainer Philip Olivier

    Philip has been working full-time in the PV industry since 2009. He is the founder and CEO of Olivia Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a company that specialises in the design and supply of PV solutions.

    2009 – Founder of Olivia Energy Solutions

    2013 – Trainer at the Maxx Solar Academy

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    2015 – PhD, University of Free State (theses titled “A FINANCIAL MODEL TO EVALUATE SOLAR POWER IN FREE STATE DAIRY FARMS”)

    2013 - American Association of Energy Engineers: Certified Energy Manager

    1998 – MBA, Wits Business School

    1993 – B.Com, University of Free State

    Interests

    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design off-grid and grid-tied
    • Quality assurance
    • Management of PV systems
    • Financing of PV systems
    • Solar water pumping applications
    • Solar water heating
  • Federico Dotto

    Federico Dotto has been in renewable energy all his professional life. After he finished his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in Italy, he started as project manager for renewable energy systems in 2007. He is not only a master designer and project manager for solar PV systems but also has experience with wind farms, biomass and heat energy systems.

    2019 - present Trainer in the GREEN Solar Academy

    2016 - present Head of Projects Division at Logos Industries Mozambique

    2016 - present ACESS - African Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions, Founder

    2015 - 2017 Managing Director and Country Manager, Moçitaly LdA

    2014 - 2015 Technical Advisor at OST Energy

    2000 - 2007 Bachelor and Master Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Padua, Italy

    Federico's complete vita is available on LinkedIn.

    Interests

    • Solar PV System Design
    • Commercial and utility size PV systems
    • Project management
    • Renewable energy systems
  • Francis Madari is an Electrical and Electronic engineer by profession who spent more than 20 years in the manufacturing industry in process control with emphasis on improving energy efficiencies , reduction of factory electrical maximum demand and power factor correction. A long term interest in renewable energies  drove him to join Sunergy (Pvt) as a business partner to Dave Mathews in 2016.

    2017 – opening of the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe with the inaugural Sunrise Intermediate course in Zimbabwe

    2016 - Joined Sunergy (Pvt) ltd as a partner

    2016 – completed the training requirements laid down as a prerequisite of maxx, undertaking all the required courses and participating in their “Train the trainer” programme

    Qualifications

    • 2016 Accreditation as maxx /DGS trainer.

    Interests

    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Energy management project work
    • Collaborating with NGOs in raising awareness in the use of pv to the vulnerable communities eg women and youth.