SAPVIA PV GreenCard Training


  • 4 days Theoretical + 1 day Practical aspects as per SAPVIA Guidelines;
  • Course material will be supplied;
  • Basics on how solar works, components, system layouts and installation theory;
  • Practical installation day where you mount a solar system on a training roof, including cabling and commissioning;
  • Planning and sizing exercises along with real case studies, project management and legal aspects of solar PV;
  • Drinks, Snacks and Lunch included;
  • A completion certificate will be issued.

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Day 1: Solar Energy Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Solar Energy
  • Solar Radiation and Solar Geometry
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Overview
  • PV System Components and Functionality
  • PV Module Types and Characteristics

Day 2: PV System Design Principles

  • Site Assessment and Solar Resource Evaluation
  • Load Analysis and Energy Consumption
  • System Sizing and Configuration
  • Shading Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
  • Design Considerations for Grid-Connected and Off-Grid Systems

Day 3: PV System Installation and Commissioning

  • Installation Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Mounting Systems and Structural Considerations
  • Electrical Wiring and Component Installation
  • System Testing and Performance Verification
  • Commissioning Procedures and Documentation

Day 4: PV System Operation and Maintenance

  • Monitoring and Performance Analysis
  • Troubleshooting Common Issues
  • Preventive Maintenance Practices
  • Module Cleaning and Maintenance
  • System Optimization Techniques

Day 5: Grid Integration and Market Dynamics

  • Grid Connection Requirements and Regulations
  • Net Metering and Feed-In Tariffs
  • Economic Analysis and Financial Modeling
  • Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Market Trends and Future Outlook

Each day will consist of a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, hands-on practical sessions, and case studies to reinforce learning objectives. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts, collaborate with peers, and apply their knowledge in simulated and real-world scenarios. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of PV solar systems and the skills necessary to design, install, operate, and maintain them effectively.

Upon completion of the SAPVIA 5-Day PV Solar Course, participants can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a thorough understanding of solar energy fundamentals, including solar radiation, photovoltaic technology, system components, and design principles.
  • Design Proficiency: Acquire the skills to conduct site assessments, perform load analysis, size PV systems, and design configurations tailored to specific applications and requirements.
  • Installation Competence: Demonstrate proficiency in the safe and effective installation of PV systems, including mounting systems, electrical wiring, component installation, and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Commissioning Expertise: Learn how to test, verify, and commission PV systems to ensure optimal performance and adherence to design specifications.
  • Maintenance Knowledge: Gain insight into best practices for monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintaining PV systems to maximize efficiency, minimize downtime, and prolong equipment lifespan.
  • Grid Integration Understanding: Understand the requirements, regulations, and considerations for grid-connected PV systems, including net metering, feed-in tariffs, and compliance with grid connection standards.
  • Economic Analysis Skills: Develop the ability to perform economic analysis and financial modeling to evaluate the feasibility and viability of PV solar projects, considering factors such as costs, savings, incentives, and return on investment.
  • Policy Awareness: Gain awareness of policy frameworks, regulatory environments, market dynamics, and emerging trends shaping the PV solar industry, both locally and globally.
  • Certification: Obtain a certificate from SAPVIA upon successful completion of the course, validating your proficiency in PV solar systems and enhancing your credibility within the industry.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with instructors, industry experts, and fellow participants to build relationships, exchange ideas, and expand your professional network within the PV solar community.

By achieving these outcomes, participants will be well-equipped to contribute effectively to the planning, implementation, and management of PV solar projects, driving the adoption of renewable energy solutions and contributing to a sustainable future.

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Project Managers
  • Solar Entrepreneurs
  • Policy Makers
  • Energy Enthusiasts

Join us for an immersive learning experience and embark on a rewarding journey into the world of solar PV energy. Whether you’re passionate about sustainability, interested in renewable energy technologies, or seeking to advance your career in the field, the SAPVIA 5-Day PV Solar Course is your gateway to success.

The SAPVIA 5-Day PV Solar Course is a comprehensive program designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the field of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems. Whether you’re a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional looking to enhance your expertise, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

In the event of rescheduling or cancellation, the following fees apply:

  • If rescheduling or cancellation occurs within 7 days of the event start date, a fee of 50% of the total booking cost will be charged
  • Rescheduling more than 7 days before the event start date will incur an admin fee of R450.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Cancellation more than 7 days before the event start date will incur a 20% fee of the total booking cost