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PV GreenCard training SAPVIA Aug 2019


Leading PV solar installer assists in upholding and furthering industry standards

The Eastern Cape’s only accredited SAPVIA PV GreenCard training centre, Genergy, is running its third five-day training programme next month to further improve the quality of PV solar installers in South Africa.


Solar PV will dominate the renewable capacity growth over the next five years, and individuals and businesses are using the sector’s growth to empower organisations. This gives them the opportunity  to take control of electricity costs and begin their own entrepreneurial journey.

By becoming certified PV solar installers, individuals are upholding quality standards. They are also contributing to the reputation of the industry by ensuring safe, compliant and effective solar installations.
Cody Brown, Genergy course facilitator, remarks on the certification saying: “The PV GreenCard has been developed to promote safe and high-quality installations. It focuses on education, skills development, and training to build installer capacity. It improves standards development and compliance in line with international best practice.”

The five-day course covers:

  • An introduction to PV solar

    • Characteristics of solar energy, different types of solar systems and their differentiators. Electrical basics, including PV modules, inverters, chargers, batteries and roof mounting structures. The understanding of the site visit checklist and the relevant quality certifications for PV solar components.
  • PV solar design and system integration

    • The integration of different solar PV components, interpretation of datasheets, types of solar PV systems. The single line diagrams, design and calculations for solar PV systems and understanding municipal/Eskom requirements and processes for solar PV. The latest SANS 10142-1-X requirements for embedded generation and software simulations.
  • PV solar system installation and commissioning

    • Preparation and planning of installations, including the practical installing of solar PV components. The testing and commissioning of systems, document and evaluate installation.

    Genergy is a leader in the solar energy field. It demonstrates its dedication to the sector through knowledge sharing, developing professionals in the industry and exposing itself to global best practices. “Investing in solar energy is an unknown for many,” adds Genergy CEO, Terrence Billson. “By training installers we’re assisting in taking part of the stress out of the decision-making process, and as PV solar system designers, installers and maintainence providers ourselves, it instills trust in our offering.”


Dates:                    August 12 – 16th, 2019

Time:                     9am – 3pm, daily

Address:      3 Alabaster Street, South End, Port Elizabeth

Cost:             R9,000 ex. VAT

To find out more;  call 086 115 9159.

Spaces are limited to 10.

You can find more information and register on our Training page.

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