• +27 (0)21 825 9713
  • academy@maxx-energy.co.za
  • 8 Kloof Street
  • Cape Town
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Comprehensive 5-day course on grid-tied PV systems with battery back-up that starts from the basics and takes you up to professional level.


Master the sun in one week: The SuperSolarSchool provides participants with everything they need to know about solar PV. In the 5 days of training all important topics are covered. In every session, we set a strong focus on practical application. The participants learn about electrotechnical basics and functionality of PV systems, how to install systems correctly according to international standards and how to plan and manage and sell a project and size the system including the battery pack according the client’s requirements.

Interactive exercises and involvement of the participants make the course content easy to understand and interesting to follow. Lecturers with practical experience connect the participants with the industry so it is the ideal course for everyone who wants a flying start in solar photovoltaics.

The Super Solar School was developed together with the DGS (German Solar Energy Society) and align with the curriculum of the SAPVIA 5-day Solar PV Installer course. The course is the ideal preparation for the PV GreenCard solar PV assessment.


Target Audience

Everyone who wants a flying start in solar photovoltaics:

  • Newcomers
  • Employees of solar companies (sales, management and technical staff)
  • Entrepreneurs and business founders
  • Electricians and electrical engineers
  • Professionals looking for continuing training with minimum time expenditure

Main Topics

Day 1 and 2:

  • Electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve)
  • PV system concepts   (stand-alone, grid-tied, back-up)
  • PV system components (incl. batteries), reading of data sheets
  • Basics of grid-tied PV system installation

Day 3:

  • Site preparation, tools and equipment,
  • Practical installation of a grid-tied PV system incl. commissioning 
  • Post installation (routine inspection, data capturing, trouble shooting, operation and maintenance).

Day 4 and 5:

  • Project management (timeline, laws and regulation, procedures) 
  • Site survey and on-site inspection
  • Planning and design of grid-tied PV systems (with and without battery storage), calculation of roof-top PV systems with and without simulation programs (4 week software license PV Sol Premium included), extension of grid-tied systems to back-up systems, fault finding and quality assurance (e.g. RAL GZ 966)
  • Sales, marketing and customer consultation



  •  4.5 CPD credits by SAIEE
  • SAPVIA endorsed PV GreenCard Training course (preparation for the SAPVIA PV Assessment)
  • International accreditation by the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V.



The course is open to all participants who want to gain knowledge in solar PV. Maths skills on matric level are recommended to be able to follow the course.