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PQRS Offers a range of Solar PV design and installation courses with the Excel and Exceed courses presented through the SAEEC. As one of the leaders in the development of brand neutral Solar PV training course material in South Africa; PQRS provides a specialist training environment for and on behalf of most of the major solar equipment distributors locally. Face-to-face Courses are presented at a number of venues in 7 provinces throughout SA and Online Courses are available in Live Webinar and Pre-recorded video format. These two courses are the most popular courses in SA and during 2019 more than 1000 students attended solar installation and design courses through PQRS.

P4 supports PV contractors
The African continent is unique in the types of challenges faced during PV and construction related projects. Due to the continued growth and unique challenges of the PV sector in Africa; PQRS developed a quality assurance program called the “P4 platform“.

P4 is short for PQRS PV Performer Program. This P4 platform allocates a score to contractors involved with PV installations based on their activities in the sector and measures risk using a complex matrix. Passing the online PV test and agreeing to the terms and conditions only fulfill two requirements of the platform. A contractor’s true performance can only really be measured by making use of a P4 Performance certificate (show me an example of a P4 performance certificate).

Course Overview
A variety of Solar PV Design and installation courses on offer from PQRS makes provision for learners with different levels of theoretical knowledge and practical experience wishing to design and install both residential and commercial solar PV systems. The Excel and Exceed courses are ideal for electricians and engineers or candidates with a fair knowledge of electricity wishing to expand their service offerings to include solar design and installation. These two practical courses cover the key components in solar system design and references to standards and regulations support the course content.

Both the Excel and Exceed Course content is aligned with the solar PV service technician formal qualification and a range of unit standards.

Courses are also accredited with ECSA (the Engineering Council of South Africa) for 2CPD points per course.

Assessment & Certification
Upon completion of the Excel course, students write the online P4 Level 1 test and upon completion of the Exceed Course, students write the Online P4 Level 2 Test for accreditation through AREP’s (Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners) Quality Assurance Programme. Candidates attending also receives an attendance certificate from SAEEC/PQRS.

Solar Sales Course

Who is this course for? Individuals

With little or no electrical knowledge. (Because if you start out in a new sector, you can always start by selling equipment, products or systems)
Excited about starting a career in sales within the solar sector (for both counter sales and solar PV system sales)
That have been installing solar for a while and who would like to sharpen up their hit rate for closing deals.
Interested in understanding how the market and the sector works.

Both aspirant installers, and sales orientated individuals new to the electrical industry will find value in the Solar PV Sales course.

No test after this course

Excel Course Content
The 2,5 Day Excel Online Course is aimed at Electricians and Engineers as well as aspirant installers, entrepreneurs and home owners.

Day 1 covers, Solar Technology & Solar Principles, Power vs Energy, MPPT’s, IV Curves, Hybrid, Off-grid and Grid tied systems, LCOE and Grid parity.
Day 2 covers, An in-depth comparison between Lead acid and Li-ion battery technology during the morning session and a complete system sizing during the afternoon session.

The Exceed Course is aimed at Installers, Electricians and Engineers wishing to further their knowledge on solar technology design and installation.
Day 1 covers, Revision of all calculations in the morning followed by mounting structures and wind forces enacting on solar modules in the afternoon session.
Day 2 covers, regulations and standards during the morning session and lightning protection, surge protection and earthing in the afternoon session

Online Courses 

Sales (R2300 ex VAT)

Excel (R3795 ex VAT)

Exceed (R4140 ex VAT)

Face 2 Face (Classroom based) Courses

Excel presented every month in the major provinces.

Cost R4380 ex VAT







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