SAPVIA Solar PVGreenCard Installer Training

The SAPVIA Solar PV GreenCard Installers Training is a 5 day programme with 3 days theory and 2 days of practical installers work.

Over the 5 days candidates will be familiarised with the fundamental principles of solar, irradiation, annual yield, effects of shading etc., and typical components of solar PV systems such as 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. In addition, system design and integration, planning of installation, and practically installing components, testing and commissioning of systems, documenting and evaluating an installation.

The course is brought to you by the Solar Training Center (STC) in partnership with the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) NPC.  Johannesburg-based training and practicals are made possible by our host, HellermannTyton at Linbro Business Park, 34 Milky Way Avenue, Sandton. The course includes a late afternoon tour of the HellermanTyton factory and a complimentary dinner.

What is the SAPVIA Solar PVGreenCard

The SAPVIA Solar 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.

Course outcomes

  • Explain the basics of electricity related to PV
  • Appreciate various applications of solar PV
  • Describe the different configurations for module Interconnection
  • Go for PV GreenCard Assessment to become an SAPVIA endorsed installer
  • Plan and prepare for PV system installation
  • Install mechanical components of Solar PV Systems
  • Install electrical components of Solar PV Systems
  • Maintain, test and replace PV panel components

Profile of attendee

  • Electricians,
  • Engineers,
  • PV solar experts,
  • Technicians,
  • Students,
  • Beginners in the industry,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Course is presented in English and needs NQF Level 4 understanding of mathematics


ECSA: 4,5* CPD credits

AEE: 7,2* Certification Renewal Credits

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 at an accredited SAPVIA Solar PVGreenCard Assessment Centre. Successful assessment could result in listing on the PV GreenCard Installers database.

*Credits are only valid for 90% and more recorded and verified attendance


Course fee(Class room based):

SAEEC Members: R11,250-00

Non-SAEEC Member**: R11,950-00

Course fee(Limited Live streaming Offer):

SAEEC Members Livestream Theory 4 days: R6,800-00

Non- SAEEC Members Livestream Theory 4 days: R7,500-00

On-site Practical only: R3,500-00 (theory required first)
Combo Package: Theory Livestreaming and Practical on-site R10,000-00 (Membership Discount will be deducted)

Fees include:

Full color training material, 3 days class-based training, 2 days practical training, (live-streaming days differ slightly) use of tools, equipment and PPE gear at own risk, tea/coffee at breaks, lunch, trainer fee. Candidates are to provide their own travel and accommodation, and assessments must be booked and paid to an accredited SAPVIA Solar PVGreenCard Assessment Centre.

**SAEEC Membership Number Required

Course dates

LIVE STREAMING  15-18 June 2020 (Theory Only)
COMBO LIVESTREAMING 15-19 June (Theory & Practical)
POTCHEFSTROOM 13-17 July 2020
JOHANNESBURG  17-21 August 2020