The GREEN Solar Academy Alumni+ Programme

A community of quality, care and excellence

What is Alumni+?

Alumni+ is a programme for GREEN Alumni who are quality conscious and commit to continuous learning. The Alumni+ status is proof that installers have undergone solar training, successfully passed an exam and regularly renew their knowledge in a training or exam. In a transparent directory, attended trainings are listed so that end customers and business partners have a reference point for assessing the quality of a solar company. Additionally, GREEN provides a platform to exchange among installers and conserves and adds to the community’s knowledge.

Our Motivation

The solar industry has seen incredible growth over the past years. As a training academy and on behalf of our alumni, we are aware of the challenges that this fast-growing industry faces. Many people see opportunities and try to get a piece from the pie – a development that leads to a growing number of bad quality installations. With the Alumni+ programme GREEN wants to contribute to protecting end customers and the reputation of our industry. At the same time we reward our alumni for the investment by helping them to position themselves in the market against other solar installers who are taking shortcuts.

Benefits for Alumni+

  • Listing in the Alumni+ directory on the GREEN Solar Academy website
  • Verified visibility of your training efforts for end customers and potential business partners
  • Member certificate and right to use the Alumni+ logo in own marketing
  • Meeting interesting new contacts through the GREEN Alumni network
  • Benefit from discounted training and exclusive micro-training by our Technology Partners
  • Special discounts on GREEN Solar Academy courses


Seelan Subban is one of the first to sign up on the GREEN Alumni + programme. Seelan has completed all of GREEN’s solar training course including obtaining his PV GreenCard and comments, “through the GREEN network, my business started to gain traction after just three months and since then I have never looked back”.

Seelan’s contact details are:

How to join Alumni+

Step 1 Complete a GREEN training: Choose from a variety of beginner, intermediate or advanced courses, e.g. Solar 101 or SuperSolarSchool.

Step 2 Pass a GREEN exam: Once you have completed your course, prepare and book for your GREEN Online Exam.

Step 3 Pay R950 membership fee: Once you have passed your GREEN Exam you can apply for Alumni+. Sign-up online and pay the annual member fee.

Step 4 Request listing in directory: Next you can claim your listing in the GREEN Directory and begin to customise your company’s profile.

Step 5 Renew Alumni+ status every second year: Enjoy the benefits of being an Alumni+ member and renew your status every two years by doing the exam.


GREEN Solar Academy is a South African training provider for solar photovoltaic short courses. Since 2012 we have trained over 3,800 installers, first as maxx|solar academy and since 2020 as its spin-off under the name of GREEN.

Interested in becoming an Alumni+? Contact GREEN Sales and Community Manager Tsakani Mashila on or 073 223 0521 (Whatsapp).

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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