We designed our Financing of PV Systems course for installers who are at the peak of their craft technically but lack the know-how to comprehensively demonstrate to clients the financial viability of a proposed system.

For you the case is clear, there is no better way to save money than a PV system but what do you say when the bank and the client ask for proof in hard facts? They want to hear about the NPV, the IRR, and LCoE. If you don’t know how to answer these questions, then this course was made for you.

Conventional financing metrics are not appropriate tools for assessing the real savings for businesses of installing PV. In the development of this training, we worked closely with a man who understands both the application, sizing, and installation issues of different types of solar systems as well as the world of financing, someone able to look at the situation from both sides of the coin.

Dr. Philip Olivier has a Ph.D. in energy management and has written several articles on the financial viability of solar power. His thesis, A financial model to evaluate solar power in Free State dairy farms, is a significant contribution to energy management in the dairy industry. He owns his own installation company called Olivia Energy.

ROI is not helpful for renewables over 20 years. Learn about NPV and IRR. I was blown away. Our commercial proposals now have a much more realistic financial model. 3 proposals out with the new format this week.” Willem van Schalkwyk, Peak Power Solutions

Through the use of case studies, Dr. Philip will teach you how to factor in everything from Internal Rate of Return, Levelized Cost of Electricity, Net Present Value and payback periods, as well as the tax benefits in terms of deductible systems costs and lower carbon taxes, all thanks to renewable energy. He’ll also share the questions and arguments vital for sealing any deal.

Once Philip has equipped you with the tools to perform the sums, ABSA’s Head of Renewable Energy, Vishay Rappibal, takes the stage to explain what banks look for in an installer when approving client-side finance for PV systems. And an investment in professional training, like our SuperSolarSchool, as well as one or both of our GREEN exams under your belt (PV Designer and PV Installer), are right up there where positive vetting is concerned.

Join us for this 1-day advanced course in the Financing of PV Systems and learn how to present proposals that appeal to your client’s bottom line.

Thursday 28 October 2021 in Johannesburg. Cost is R3 950 ex VAT (alumni pay R3 555 ex VAT).

For more information and to book online, visit: https://solar-training.org/events/55-financing-of-pv-systems/region-ZA/

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