Understand the various financing options, tax advantages and cost savings for end clients in South Africa.
  • 10
    1 day, Fri 8:00 AM CET - Fri 4:00 PM CET
    • R3,150.00 excl. VAT
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Understand financing options for SSEG (Small-Scale Embedded Generation) PV systems in one day: In the course Financing of PV systems you will learn how to calculate the financial viability of Photovoltaic SSEG systems. The financial viability of a PV system depends on the type of system: off-grid, grid-tied (embedded), grid-tied with battery back up. You will learn how to distinguish between the different PV systems and how to calculate their financial viability. We also introduce you to different financing options, such as private equity, loans and leasing approaches, and discuss the tax advantages.

Most importantly, we equip you with the right questions and arguments to understand and inform your clients.

We make sure that the content presented is hands-on and interactive. We combine the basics with case studies and give you insights into successful financing of PV projects in South Africa.

The course is presented online or onsite. Participants need to have a laptop and an external mouse. A second screen for the online course is highly recommended.

Target Audience

Solar Installation Companies, specifically:

  • Business owners and CEOs
  • Solar engineers and technicians with excellent technical experience but a lack of financial knowledge
  • Salespersons who want to understand the product "PV" and how end clients benefit

Main Topics

The main topics of the course are:

  • Financial viability of SSEG PV systems
  • Differences between the various PV systems
  • Loans (secured and unsecured)
  • Tax advantages, implications of article 12B
  • Revenues and savings – electricity cost comparison Eskom vs PV
  • Cashflow and ROI calculation
  • How to understand and inform your client – what are the right questions and arguments 


Prerequisite is a basic understanding of PV systems. This course is not a technical training, it focuses on the financing of PV systems.

A general interest in financing and first experiences with the topic will be an advantage. Contact us when in doubt about whether this course is right for you.

Registration Process

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Tinotenda Tichareva


This was the best decision made. They are patient and take time to explain and use real life examples. It then all makes sense

Vincent Kundayi Chihwari


This academy is brilliant, the way their courses are arranged is just good. Thumbs up to the trainers!

Tinashe Muzhuzha


Very good training programme that I would recommend to all PV enthusiasts. The trainers displayed very good technical competence. Thank you GREEN Academy Zimbabwe.

Phathisani Siso


Very professional course, the lectures where fantastic and patient. Learnt a lot and it was worth it.

Obest Hatuleke


I have enjoyed the course, you have excellent facilitators, they delivered to beyond our expectations. We look forward to do more with your institution. Lovely course.

Thando Sikwila
Alumni 2021


The course was an eye opener into the world of photovoltaic systems, a master class presented in a way this is easy to follow and understand. I would definitely recommend this to anyone serious about the photovoltaic industry.

Wandile Vella
Alumni 2021


The quality and professionalism was beyond my expectations. It is a life changing course delivered by brilliant lecturers. Highly recommended!

Ronald Baxter
SANRAL Technical Innovations / 2018 Alumni SuperSolarSchool

Ronald Baxter

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!

Scott Andrew

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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

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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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