Understanding SANS10142-1 and other regulations and how they apply to PV installations in practice. Participants will work on real installations and practice compliance. Recommended course for certified electricians.
  • 10
    1 day, Tue 8:00 AM - Tue 4:00 PM
    • R3,950.00 excl. VAT
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In this 1-day course, the focus lies on understanding the legislation that is applicable for PV installations, especially SANS 10142-1, and what is necessary to comply. The usually dry topic is made interesting and comprehensible by not just reading from the guidelines but applying it to real-life installations.

NOTE: A participant must have an attendance rate of at least 90% in order for GREEN Solar Academy to issue a certificate of attendance.

Target Audience

  • certified electricians
  • advanced solar installers who want to be able to advise electricians and check compliance

Disclaimer: Only certified electricians are allowed to work on DB boards. We are happy to share knowledge with everyone but legal restrictions apply and our training does not enable non-certified persons to carry out any tasks that exceed their qualification.

Main Topics

  • Introduction to scope of the course and overview of relevant standards for PV installations
  • Analysis of best practice examples incl. earth loops, bonding, trunking, DC and AC protection
  • Exercise on wiring for a grid-connected PV system with storage
  • Practical installation of a compliant PV system
  • Commissioning procedures and testing (string voltage and polarity, insulation resistance, bonding resistance, earth-neutral test, anti-islanding test)


This is an advanced course and a very specialised topic. Participants should have either an electrical background (certified electricians, electrical engineers with practical experience) or be solar installers with site experience.

It is recommendable to do our comprehensive 5-day SuperSolarSchool course, before doing this course for a general overview of PV installations.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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