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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.

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.

Accreditation
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 2,5CPD 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.

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

Solar PV Course topics

Excel

Exceed

Introduction to solar principles and solar panel technology

Yes

 

In-depth Comparison between Li-ion and Lead acid tech.

Yes

Introduction to Grid parity & LCOE

Yes

Off-grid, Hybrid and Grid tied system comparisons

Yes

Examples of incorrect installations

Yes

Fault finding, Inspecting and maintaining solar systems

Yes

IV Curves and what they are

Yes

Introduction to MPPT

Yes

Electrical Principles, kW vs kWh, series and parallel

Yes

Full system calc incl. li-ion and lead acid battery bank calculation

Yes

System design simulation on Free Software

Yes

Standards

Yes

Yes

Volt drop Calculations

Yes

Yes

Conductor Current carrying capacity calculations

Yes

Yes

Fuse Calc – Batteries

Yes

Yes

Fuse Calc – Modules

Yes

Yes

Temperature co-efficients Calculations – Factors

Yes

Yes

Temperature coefficients Calculations – Values

Yes

Mounting Structures

Yes

Wind forces

Yes

Regulations

Yes

Lightning Protection

Yes

Surge Protection

Yes

Earthing

Yes

ONLINE EXCEL COURSE DATES

R3300 excl VAT

NEXT COURSE DATES

  • 4-5 March 2021
  • 3-4 May 2021
  • 1-2 June 2021
  • 1-2 July 2021
  • 2-3 August 2021
  • 2-3 September 2021
  • 4-5 October 2021
  • 1-2 November 2021
  • 1-2 December 2021

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ONLINE EXCEED COURSE DATES

R3500 excl VAT

NEXT COURSE DATES

  • 14-15 April 2021
  • 17-18 August 2021
  • 6-7 December 2021

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