Course Details


Start Date: 07 Mar 22
End Date: 11 Mar 22
Fee: R 14000.00 incl. VAT per person


Henk Volschenk
+27 (0)21 959 4348
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Province: Western Cape
Suburb: Bellville
City: Cape Town

SARETEC Solar PV Installer Course


The SARETEC Solar PV Installer course is a 5-day short course and it emphasizes the physical practical aspects of mounting solar modules on the roof, wiring of the combiner box, the inverter, and the distribution box. This learning opportunity will empower the candidate to apply special regulations such as the Building Regulations of South Africa (SANS 10400) and associated South African National Standards (SANS 10142-1   (Edition 2). 

Course objective 

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to perform the tasks expected of a Solar PV Installer who would be able to design, conduct the proper planning method and install and commission a solar PV system. To enable the candidate to do this they will learn about:

PV History and Technology


Basics of Electricity 

Overview of PV Systems (Grid-tied and off-grid) 

Mounting Systems 

System Sizing grid-tied

Faulty Installations

Wiring of PV Systems

PV system commissioning


None. The course is open to all participants who desire to gain knowledge in Solar PV.  A good understanding of electrical principles is recommended for the ease of understanding the course content.

Note: To prevent the risk of running this learning opportunity at a loss, SARETEC will only present the course if there is a minimum of 6 paid participants attending the learning opportunity.