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Carel Ballack

Carel’s involvement in the Renewable Energy sector spans more than 19 years.
Recently he has been focussing on various programs centred around the standards, training and development of the PV sector and has personally trained in excess of 5000 candidates in solar related technologies since 2014.

A few notable roles that Carel has fulfilled include, Ombudsman for the Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme through SESSA; Founder of PQRS; Member of the SABS working group for Solar PV standards as well as being President of AREP (Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners). As consultant he was contracted to Tesla, Enel, Eskom, Western Cape Government, Department of Energy, and a number of local and international EPC’s.

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Eugene Loots

Eugene has twelve years’ experience in the solar training industry where he was conducting part time courses for various organisations.

He was a solar installation and design instructor at the Saudi Electrical Services Polytechnic (SESP) for 2 years. Prior to working in Saudi Arabia he was employed for nearly 17 years at the University of Johannesburg lecturing in Electrical Engineering from December 2000 till August 2017 where he also acted as Examiner, Moderator, Mentor and Assessor. His career started at the technicon where Eugene gained extensive electrical experience as technician.

He is currently a member at AREP and SAIEE and was a member of SESSA and ASSA. He also believes in lifelong learning where he attends short courses with specific focus on solar, renewable energy and sustainability.

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Adriaan Ballack

Adriaan's career in the electrical sector started 15 years ago managing the construction and commissioning of electrical infrastructure projects which included new residential, commercial and industrial developments such as soccer stadiums for the FIFA world cup in 2010, Weigh Bridges for Sanral and Multiple Sub-Stations at Medupi Power Station for Eskom.

Currently Adriaan is a director of a solar management company specializing in fault-finding, testing (IV Curve), load logging, upgrading and optimizing of solar systems for the residential, commercial and industrial sector.

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Trevor Tappan

As Master Electrician Trevor has been involved in the electrical industry for close to 30 years. His experience includes an apprenticeship with the mining sector, acting as electrical inspector with the Krugersdorp Town Council and almost 20 years in the telecoms sector as a contractor building base stations. Trevor has a passion for training, is a registered facilitator and has been involved in training initiatives for more than 12 years.

Having attended all of the PQRS courses and passed AREP’s P4 Level 1 & 2 tests, he is well versed with the design and installation principles of solar technology and a proficient trainer subscribing to the AREP P4 platform.

Trevor has developed his own training material (endorsed by PQRS) and brings years of experience as master electrician to enhance his training offering.