ECSA accredited, SAPVIA and AEE endorsed, aligned to the SAQA Occupational Certificate: Solar PV Service Technician.
The SAPVIA Solar PV GreenCard (PVGreen) Course is structured to accommodate a variety of levels of experience, from beginner and ending at the end of the week with practically installing a solar PV system. The course is brought to you by the North West University’s Solar Training Center and hosted by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) at selected venues.
Over the five days candidates will be familiarized with the fundamental principles (solar irradiation, annual yield, effects of shading etc.), and typical components of Solar PV systems (PV panels, inverters, batteries, mounting structures etc.), followed by the design and system integration and practical installation and commissioning of systems by using a small scale solar set-up at the training venue.
The course is SAPVIA endorsed and candidates that attend the training may apply to complete the required assessments for evaluation towards SAPVIA endorsed installers status and could be listed on the PV GreenCard database. The PV GreenCard is an industry led quality label that is inclusive in nature and becomes the key to ensure a high standard of quality for small-scale Solar PV installations. The PV GreenCard is set to become a national, standardised hand-over or “as built” report for roof-top PV installations, aimed at improving the safety and quality of installations. It will provide comprehensive documentation of the PV system including information on used components and personal data of the owner, and will be a voluntary service from the installer which will serve as a guideline to both the installer and the customer on how to secure a high standard of PV system operation.
In addition, the training is aligned to the SAQA national qualification PV Service Technician for persons wishing to pursue the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). A Solar Photovoltaic Installer liaises with clients, conducts a site visit, obtains and analyses data, designs or customises or compiles a PV system, selects the appropriate components, installs, commissions and tests a PV system for functionality.