Partnerships: NITA, PV GREENCARD, IEPA,AEE
Training Costs: Ksh 120,000 + VAT
- April 20-24, Nairobi, Kenya
- May 11-15, Uganda
Venue: Best Western Meridian Hotel Nairobi
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 Eenovators Limited at selected venues.
DAY 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR PV
Entry-level required: Anyone can attend. Electrical basics, characteristics of solar energy, different types of solar systems, and how to differentiate between them; different PV modules, inverters, chargers, batteries, and roof mounting structures. Site visit checklist and relevant quality certification for PV solar components.
DAY 2 & 3 – DESIGN AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF PV SOLAR
Entry-level required: Introduction to solar PV. Integration of different Solar PV components, interpretation of datasheets, types of solar PV systems, single line diagrams, design and calculations for solar PV systems, understand regulatory requirements and processes for solar PV, latest SANS 10142-1-X requirements for embedded generation and software simulations.
DAY 4 & 5 – PRACTICAL INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF SYSTEMS
Entry-level required: Introduction, Design and System integration of solar PV. Delegates attending all 5 days will receive a certificate of successful completion of SAPVIA PV GreenCard training.
Preparation and planning of installation, practically install solar PV components, testing and commissioning of systems, document and evaluate the installation.
On completion of the training candidates will be able to:
- Explain the basics of electricity related to PV
- Appreciate various applications of solar PV
- Describe the different configurations for module Interconnection
Trainees who successfully pass the SAPVIA PV GreenCard training will be eligible to become SAPVIA endorsed installers and can be listed on the PV GreenCard database. (https://www.pvgreencard.co.za/).
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
4.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for ECSA registration for attending the full training course.
South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)
Certificate of completion for PV GreenCard Assesment.
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
7 credits for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) demonstration to re-certify on a relevant AEE certification program.
Attendance certificate will be issued to all delegates that attend the full duration of the training course. (85% or higher attendance required.)
Electricians, Engineers, PV solar experts, Technicians, students, etc
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15am
Training Hours Day 1 to Day 5: 8:30am – 4:30pm