What brands we are working with for our trainings

Technology Partners

It is our mission to train competent solar installers and engineers for tomorrow. Practical training is not possible from an ivory tower so we keep close contact to the solar industry and introduce as much product variety to our trainings as possible. We teach the participants how to find and select components and how to verify good quality. All brands and companies that we are working with support our mission to provide excellent education and help us by sponsoring solar components, sharing their experience or realising networking events with us.

All companies that we work with are carefully selected, they have our trust and we would use their products to build PV systems for our own homes with them. For mutual support and transparency we are listing all sponsors and industry partners here. Contact us to get in touch with any of them or visit their websites.

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IBC Solar South Africa PTY Ltd.

The collaboration between GREEN and IBC Solar South Africa reaches back to the days when we offered the trainings still as maxx-solar academy. When we opened our first Assessment Centre for PV GreenCard in Johannesburg in 2017, IBC sponsored an SMA inverter, IBC solar modules and a mounting system. In 2020, we continued the partnership for the setup of our new training venue at Life Choices in Cape Town. The course participants now can practice their installation skills with a flat roof mounting system and modules from IBC Solar South AFrica.

Valentin Software GmbH

Valentin Software and GREEN share their German origin. Since 2008, Valentin had been supporting the trainings of the German Solar Energy Society DGS in Thuringia and in 2017 GREEN, then as maxx, and Valentin also became partners in South Africa. The PV SOL planning software is an important part of the GREEN training courses and Valentin regularly supplies our training participants with free trial licenses for their software.

Canadian Solar Inc.

Canadian Solar ranges among the most successful PV module manufacturers of the world. They play an essential role in the South African PV market, not only because they have a huge market share also because Wido Schnabel, Canadian’s Head of Strategic Alliances & Business Development for the Middle East and Africa is the chairperson of SAPVIA, the South African PV Industry Association. Canadian Solar supported the GREEN Academy branch in Cape Town with 8 solar modules.