Upcoming Courses – Solar Installation Training in South Africa (Johannesburg & Cape Town)

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    5 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Comprehensive 5-day course on grid-tied PV systems with battery back-up that starts from the basics and takes you up to professional level.
    • special price for our alumni GH?4,050.00 excl. VAT
    • GH?4,500.00 excl. VAT
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What people say about GREEN


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Ronald Baxter
SANRAL Technical Innovations / 2018 Alumni SuperSolarSchool

I'm from SANRAL Technical Innovation. We are expanding on our road network so we have a few renewable energy sites and therefor we need the best design so myself and two of my colleagues attended the course. And it was really fun! We had workshops and hands-on experiments with the tools. Thank you very much! It was a really well presented course and I really enjoyed it!

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Scott Andrew

I did the Sunrise Intermediate course in 2014. We were a plumbing company and wanted to become a solar company. After 6 months we set up our own operation, paid school fees in the early years, went to China and ended up now using Victron. I am now the biggest seller for Victron equipment in Africa and the second biggest in the world. When I started, the course gave me an understanding in how to approach solar. A tip I give to all the people I get requests from is to take advantage of opportunities at the time!

Fikile Khiva

I highly recommend whoever is interested in solar energy, maybe as a consultant or as a technician or just a project manager. So for me the academy has done a great job, in fact it’s align to my future going forward in terms of business opportunities. Thank you very much!

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Get free advice now!

Save research time and sign up for a training!

No matter if you are starting your own business, searching for a job in the PV industry or just checking your options, gaining some knowledge is always the first step.


Get free advice now!

Not sure which training to choose? What qualification to get? Call or email us and we’ll talk about it!


How to find the right solar course | Training guide for beginners & advanced

Which course is right for me?

We tried to keep it simple. We have two courses on entry level: The SuperSolarSchool (5 days) and the PV Mounter (2 days). Depending on how much time you have, what you want to invest (money and time-wise!) and what kind of skills you are looking for you can choose one of them to get started.

On advanced level we offer two courses that focus on specific topics. One course, the PV*SOL Design school is a one-day training to learn how to use the PV*SOL planning software. The second one is the Solar Power Designer for Commercial Systems, a 3-day course on large PV systems. For both courses you should already have solid knowledge of solar photovoltaic.

SuperSolarSchool*PV MounterSolar Power Designer
for Commercial PV Systems
PV*SOL Design School
5 days2 days3 days1 day
beginner to advancedbeginneradvancedadvanced
R12,500 excl. VATR4,900 excl. VATR7,200 excl. VATR2,800 excl. VAT
*PV GreenCard course

Jump right in with SuperSolarSchool

The SuperSolarSchool is definitely the Mercedes under the beginner courses. It offers a whole lot of content on all relevant solar topics. During the first two days you are building on the foundation for comprehensive understanding: how does solar technology work, system types, components. Then you put the theory into practice and build your own solar system on the practical day. The last two days are already intermediate, if not advanced level, with calculations and exercises on planning and sizing of solar systems, legal questions and useful tips on project management. If this sounds tough to you, it definitely is! But no worries, we know how to structure a training in a way that you learn, not that your head explodes.

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Starting light with PV Mounter

The PV Mounter is more easy going. It focuses on the essentials: how to put a solar system on a roof and connect it to the grid. 80% of the two course days are spent on the training roof and in front of the DB board. We tried to keep the time in the classroom as short as possible, only to give a basic introduction to the installation process and what to do and not to do. Perfect for anyone who learns better with the hands than from textbooks!

Is the SuperSolarSchool for non-technical people?

Yes, it is! Solar photovoltaic is technology, we can’t deny that. So the course is also a technical course. But that doesn’t mean one cannot learn about solar photovoltaic without a technical background. Our personal ambition is to explain all technical facts in a way that they are understandable.

Of course there are calculation exercises, hands-on work on an advanced electrical level and detailed considerations that are hard to understand without any pre-knowledge or experience in the field. But before you give up, ask yourself the question, do I really need to know this? In full detail? Actually, not!

For photovoltaic installations, technical experts are needed but to manage a whole project, either as project manager, building owner or financial provider, understanding the overall picture is as important. So in the course, participants always have the choice to not go into detail but to stick to the greater picture. The trainers will provide a summary of the complicated topics so that you understand what the problem is, without having to go into technical detail. We can definitely promise, there is so much to learn in the five days that you have enough to think about even if you leave out some of the heavier bits!

What course for people with pre-knowledge?

The SuperSolarSchool! You are probably wondering now, how can it be that the SuperSolarSchool is a course for beginners and advanced? Wasn’t there a whole paragraph just now on how easy it is for non-technical people? Well, the secret is that the course is super interactive and has many elements where the level can be varied.

If you are advanced, you can engage much more in calculation exercises and sizing examples and bring in a lot of your experience. For you the trainer will be a guide that points you in the right direction and helps you explore your skills while for the beginners he rather needs to explain and teach. And since true learning is not just listening to facts but being able to use and apply knowledge, the questions and discussions with others during the training might be a real challenge for you!

From own experience and over ten years of continuous learning in the solar market, you can do a training like the SuperSolarSchool 5 times probably and discover a new aspect about solar energy every time. As a beginner you are busy with understanding the basics, later you can focus also on the links between the single topics and the understanding for the greater picture deepens.

I was there when the SuperSolarSchool was invented in 2014 and have seen it many times but I still find it interesting until today.

-Vivian Bluemel, Director of GREEN Solar Academy

After training over 2,000 participants, we can confidently say, we haven’t had anyone walking out of our classroom who didn’t learn something new. But of course, when you already installed a few Megawatts or are already well established in the business, this course gets to its limits. In that case, the Solar Power Designer for commercial system might be a better choice. But the easiest way to find out is to give us a call, then we can assess your pre-knowledge together and pick the right course for you.

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