Solar Panel Installation Course

Theoretical And Practical Training Course

Standard Duration for official SAPVIA PV GreenCard Course: 4 days Theoretical + 1 day Practical

Noltrix, in collaboration with SAPVIA for the PV GreenCard initiative, provides an opportunity for training. Enroll in this course before registering for the PV GreenCard assessment, with the understanding that while SAPVIA endorses this training to enhance your skills and knowledge for the assessment, it is not a mandatory prerequisite.

What is included:

  • Theoretical and Practical aspects as per SAPVIA Guidelines.
  • Basics on how solar works, components, system layouts and installation theory.
  • Practical installation day where you mount solar panels on a training roof, including cabling and commissioning.
  • On site training if we have an active site nearby during training week.
  • Planning and sizing exercises along with real case studies, project management and legal aspects of solar PV.
  • Drinks, Snacks and Lunch included.
  • Completion certificate will be issued.
  • Course material will be supplied.

Requirements: Electrical background or knowledge of basic electricity recommended but not required. Maths skills on matric level and basic understanding of English are recommended to be able to follow the course.

Training Location: 121 Melt Marais St, Annlin, Pretoria

Start Time: Monday 9AM of training week

What to bring with:

  • Basic Calculator

Final Assessment And Certificate

Standard Duration for official SAPVIA PV GreenCard Assessment: 1 day Theoretical + 1 day Practical

The PV GreenCard Assessment spans a duration of two days and comprises two segments: the Theoretical Assessment and the Practical Assessment. In both of these segments, candidates are evaluated on their ability to correctly install PV systems, with a minimum passing score requirement of 80%

What to expect:

Theoretical Assessment (3 hour written exam):

  • Electrical and Solar PV Fundamentals
  • Solar PV System Design and Installation
  • Site Inspection and Testing
  • SANS 10142

Practical Assessment:

  • Material List
  • AC and DC circuits
  • Quality installation
  • Workplace safety and PPE
  • Wiring of distribution board
  • Testing (e.g. Insulation resistance)
  • Appropriate use of tools and materials

SAPVIA will issue an electronic certificate after evaluating the test results.

Training Location: 121 Melt Marais St, Annlin, Pretoria

Start Time: See event details

What to bring with:

  • ID Document (or copy of ID)
  • Basic Calculator

Noltrix Training Centre

At Noltrix Training Centre, we specialize in providing both training and assessment services to meet your needs. Our purpose-built space can accommodate up to 16 individuals, fostering a highly engaging and interactive learning experience between participants and our expert instructors. With smaller groups, we tailor each training session to ensure that no one is left behind, making learning more effective and personalized. At the end of each day, we host Q&A sessions where participants can delve deeper into the day's topic and clarify any doubts. In addition to our training, we also share essential insights, such as installation techniques and industry do's and don'ts drawn from our extensive experience in the solar industry. With our expanded offerings, Noltrix Training Centre is your one-stop destination for comprehensive solar knowledge and skills development.

Come see our new dedicated training centre

400m² Training Facility with 150m² Practical Training Area

What Is PV GreenCard

The PV GreenCard has been developed to promote safe and high-quality Solar PV installations. The PV GreenCard Programme focuses on education, skills development, and training to build installer capacity as well as improve standards development and compliance in line with international best practice in association with SAPVIA (South African Photovoltaic Industry Association).

PV GreenCard Report

The PV GreenCard is an as built report for the Solar PV system owner and a checklist for the installer which qualified installers provide to their clients on the completion of a project. The PV GreenCard contains details of the installation such as, what sort of PV modules and PV inverters were used, as well a checklist of all of the necessary installation steps that were completed.

Benefits Of PV GreenCard

The installer is able to use the PV GreenCard to declare compliance with relevant standards as well as safety guidelines for PV installation. This will provide investor confidence, commitment from participating industry players and empowerment of the Solar PV system owner. Only SAPVIA-certified installers are allowed to issue the PV GreenCard to their clients.

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