Upcoming trainings

Basic Solar Training

Date Time Organizer Location
Wed 04/20/16 - Fri 04/22/16
09:30 - 16:00
SMA Solar Academy South Africa Cape Town

  • Beginners Level (no entry requirements) and
  • Professional Level (entry requirement: participation in the beginners courses).

The Beginners Level courses are introductory courses. The knowledge provided in the Fundamentals Courses helps to establish the basic knowledge needed for the Professional Level courses. At the same time a first insight in the world of SMA products is provided. All participants of the professional courses have to attend the SMA Solar Design Engineer. Alternatively, they participate in an entry exam focusing on the subjects of those courses.

The Beginners Courses:

The SMA Basic Fundamentals Course provides the technical knowledge and understanding of solar power systems. The participants will get an introduction in the electro technical basics, the functionality of PV systems including a first introduction into dimensioning of grid-tied small PV system. Nevertheless this course is not rounded off with a professional qualification but equips its participants with the fundamental and relevant knowledge to participate in one of the professional training courses of the SMA Solar Africa academy.

Main topics:
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 plant components and data sheets, site survey and customer consultation, design of a small grid-tied PV plant, economical efficiency, legislative issues, quality assurance


  • Administration and marketing personnel in PV companies
  • Professionals who want to participate in the SMA Solar academy professional trainings e.g.:
    • Energy consultants Marketing
    • administration and management personnel in PV companies
    • engineers and architects
    • technicians and installers

Cost of the 3 Days includes training material, Certificates, Meals and refreshments:
R2100 per person

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