Super Solar School – PV Solar Training Course

This industry-standard training course is held on a regular basis with a choice of dates and venues: two facilities in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town.

SuperSolarSchools is a 5-Day Compact PV Solar Training Course that provides participants with everything they need to know about solar PV. It is 5 days of training covering all important topics. In every session, there is 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 a project and size the system including the battery pack according the client’s requirements.


Internationally & Nationally Accredited Courses:
The courses are accredited by the German Solar Energy Society DGS and are internationally recognized.
All participants will get an internationally recognized certificate of participation. You can read more about the GREEN Solar Academy here:


Course objective (Applicability):
Super Solar School participants are able to design, plan and quote for the installation of state-of the-art PV roof-top back-up systems and to install and operate them. This course prepares candidates to undertake the Solar PV Assessment.


Entry Requirements: None


Main topics:

Intermediate topics: Electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve), PV system concepts (stand-alone, grid-tied, back-up), PV plant components (incl. batteries) and data sheets, site survey and customer consultation, design of a small grid-tied PV plant, economical efficiency, legislative issues and quality assurance (e.g. RAL GZ 966).

Designer topics: Planning and design of grid-tied PV systems, calculation of roof-top PV systems with and without simulation programs (6 week software license included), extension of grid-tied systems to back-up systems, fault finding and quality assurance.

Technician topics: Site preparation, tools and equipment, basics of grid-tied PV system installation, commissioning and maintenance, joint installation of a training PV system and post installation (routine inspection, data capturing, trouble shooting).


The course is accredited with 4.5 CPD credits by SAIEE and includes the following 3 GREEN Solar Academy courses:

  • Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course ***2 CPD points***
  • Solar Power Technician Course
  • Solar Power Designer back-up Course


Duration: 5 Days (40 Education units)


R10 625 excluding VAT per person. (This is a Special Price for Sinetech customers – enter promotional Sinetech85 when prompted).
Includes lunch, coffee breaks, training handouts, certificate fees.


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