Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth: Become a Solar PV Installer at Super Solar School

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  • Master the sun in one week: the SuperSolarSchool in Port Elizabeth provides participants with everything they need to know about solar photovoltaics (PV).
  • The course is offered by the GREEN Solar Academy, arguably the best solar training institution in Africa.
  • In the 5 days of training with a strong focus on practical application, participants learn about electrotechnical basics and functionality of PV systems, how to install systems correctly according to international standards and how to plan and manage and sell a project and size the system including the battery pack according the client’s requirements.
  • You also get 5 CPD points and installation training as endorsed by the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), the body that developed the PV GreenCard assessment. 
  • The course runs for 5 days from Monday 22nd November from 9:00 AM through to Friday 26th November  2021 5:00 PM.
  • Price: R12,500.00 excl. VAT (special price for our alumni R11,250.00 excl. VAT)
  • Keen to sign straight away? Sign up HERE

Interactive exercises make the course content easy to understand and involvement of the participants makes it interesting to follow. Lecturers with practical experience connect the course participants with the industry so it is the ideal course for everyone who wants to get started in solar photovoltaics.

The SuperSolarSchool was developed together with the DGS (German Solar Energy Society) and align with the curriculum of the SAPVIA 5-day Solar PV Installer course. The course is the ideal preparation for all who want to prepare for the PV GreenCard solar PV assessment.

Who should attend? 

Everyone who wants a flying start in solar photovoltaics:

  • Solar PV Newcomers
  • Employees of solar companies (sales, management and technical staff)
  • Entrepreneurs and company founders
  • Electricians and electrical engineers
  • Professionals looking for training with limited time
  • Installers aiming at the GREENCARD qualification

Main Topics

Day 1 and 2:

  • Electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve)
  • PV system concepts (off-grid, grid-tied, back-up)
  • PV system components (incl. batteries), use of data sheets
  • Basics of grid-tied PV system installation

Day 3:

  • Site preparation, tools and equipment,
  • Practical installation of an embedded PV system incl. commissioning
  • Post installation (routine inspection, data capturing, trouble shooting, operation and maintenance).

Day 4 and 5:

  • Project management (timeline, laws and regulation, SSEG procedures)
  • Site survey and on-site inspection
  • Planning and design of grid-tied PV systems (with and without battery storage), calculation of roof-top PV systems with and without simulation programmes (incl. a 4 week trial license for PV SOL Premium software), extension of grid-tied systems to back-up systems, fault finding and quality assurance
  • Sales, marketing and customer consultation

Hands on training is offered at the Super Solar School. Image credit: GreenSolar Academy


  • 5 CPD credits by SAIEE (CPD validation SAIEE-2795-V)
  • SAPVIA endorsed PV GreenCard Training course (preparation for the SAPVIA PV Assessment)
  • International accreditation by the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V.


None but matric level mathematics is recommended.

Venue Name

GREEN Solar Academy Port ElIzabeth


GREEN Solar Academy c/o Genergy, 3 Alabaster St, South End, Gqeberha, 6001

Do not delay, book your attendance on this course HERE

For more information call +27 (0)10 312 6724 or email:

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Author: Bryan Groenendaal – “I have completed the Super Solar School as part of my training. I highly recommend this course for any person who wants to start in the solar PV industry with the view to becoming an installer or selling solar PV systems.” 





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