• Covering system design and installation principles
• Learn what to look for when doing PV installations
• Reduce your risk as a contractor
• Increase your profit as an EPC

Course fee only R2500 p/person
Includes training materials and lunch. Course valued at R3700

This course covers installation principles and system design from a practical point of view.

See what to look out for when doing PV installations in order to reduce your risk as a contractor & increase your profit as an EPC.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • The sun as a resource
  • PV Technology
  • Cable calculations
  • Earthing and SPD’s
  • Inverters
  • Batteries
  • Combiner boxes
  • Mounting structures
  • Standards
  • Energy efficiency & demand assessment
  • Off-grid
  • Design of grid tie systems
  • Safety

Our training material covers products available locally and explores the effect of local conditions on solar PV. Learn about and use the various parameters to design and calculate panels, fuse sizes and batteries.

Safety: Indemnity forms might need to be completed in some classes, there may be physical testing of systems in which case safety gloves & or goggles will prevent accidental contact & reduce risks associated with physical activity.

The course duration is 2 days and an admission fee of R2500.00 is payable before the commencement of the course.

The course includes training materials and lunch.

2019 Course Dates:

21 to 22 November
9 to 10 December

The course starts at 08:30 to 17:00

Ellies Training Centre
Cnr. of Eloff ext. and Inglestone rd.
Village Deep

Our Course Presenter


As former Ombudsman for the Sustainable Energy Society of SA, Carel Ballack was responsible for identifying possible issues in solar installations and developing training materials for the solar sector, having trained over 1500 entrepreneurs to date.

Currently a consultant for the Copper Development Association Africa overseeing the water and electrical industry locally, along with being involved with the development of local PV standards and focussing on the local solar PV commercial, agricultural and residential sectors from a training and standards point of view.


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For more information, inquiries or to register, please call us on 011 490 3800 or email us at training@ellies.co.za or complete the sign up form.