It is no secret that the Solar Energy sector in South Africa is going from strength to strength, but with growth comes the need for regulation and structure.
Installing Photovoltaic panels (PV) requires a particular set of skills. Training of installers and solar entrepreneurs is vital to preserve the integrity of the industry.
With that comes the responsibility of creating a training standard.
Genergy recognizes the need and benefit of a well-regulated industry for customers, installers, municipalities and the State utility.
Refreshed training at Genergy
Since 2017, Genergy has been providing PV GreenCard preparation training. However, as of late 2020, we have partnered with GREEN Solar Academy which is the leading training provider for the solar photovoltaic industry in Africa.
Together, we are bringing regulated world-class PV installation training to the Eastern Cape. This partnership allows for a standardized training offering of a consistently high quality across many different GREEN academies in sub-Saharan Africa.
About SuperSolarSchool the GREEN Academy Training
SuperSolarSchool covers the basics you need.
It deals with designing, installing and maintaining state of the art PV systems. The course spreads out over the duration of four days of theoretical training and one day of practical installation. The training is suitable for a broad range of experience. However, a decent understanding of electrical concepts and components is beneficial.
It is accredited for 5 CPD points by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, SAIEE.
The course receives regular updates by a working group of German and South African experts. It uses training materials developed to standards approved by German Solar Energy Society (DGS). The SuperSolarSchool course aims to equip participants to install safe, high quality PV systems, and covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required for assessment to become a capable PV GreenCard certified installer.
Following GREEN Academy’s unique approach and quality assurance system, the training sessions in Gqueberha / Port Elizabeth are also based on the same training materials and guidelines at all the other GREEN Academy locations. The aim is to standardize the quality of the training across South Africa.