Training Course : Solar PV Excel

Accredited with 2.5CPD points through the Engineering Council of South Africa

How the course works:

This course is intended for a face to face learning environment but is available for online learning as well. Candidates that register for the online course are expected to watch a series of videos before attending a live webinar where various principles are discussed and example calculations are done.

This 2 day solar PV design-and-install course was created to address the need for organisations or small businesses that require information on sizing, assessing and the installation of solar PV Systems.
The content is ideal for experienced candidates, engineers and electricians as well as organisations thinking of approaching the RE sector.
(Any practical parts to the course will be prerecorded and form part of the series of videos for the online course version).


No formal pre-requisites are required in order to attend this course. Excitement about renewable energy and an eager mind will do. This course contains straight forward calculations, however a relative knowledge of electrical principles may be an added advantage.

Course Structure:

The online course version is intended for a distance learning environment and consists of approximately 20 hrs of content of which 2 hrs have been recorded into video sessions, broken down into:

  1. Chapters
  2. Modules
  3. Topics

Chapters covered during the webinar:

  • Irradiation
  • Modules
  • PV Technology
  • Circuit breakers
  • Conductors
  • Couplers
  • Enclosures
  • Fuses
  • Inverters
  • Batteries
  • System Calculations and Design
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Electrical principles

Timing and Duration: 


ONLINE : Live Webinar ± 17 Hours
Pre-recorded Video Content ± 2 Hours
Online Test (AREP P4 Level 1) Maximum 1 Hour