Courses offered on solar electric systems

Posted by Laura Grant on June 23, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

Want to learn more about solar electricity? Solar Con is offering training courses on how to market, design and install solar electric systems, using a solar trainer teaching kit imported from Germany.

The course costs R2400. A 50 percent deposit is required with registration.
It will be held at the Lapp Building, 51 Brunton Circle, Founders View, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

The course entails 8 hours (from 9am to 5pm) of theoretical and practical training. A training manual, lunch and refreshments will be provided. On completion of the course and exam a certificate will be issued.

The next courses are on June 28 and July 19 2008.

Training must be booked with Johannah:
Tel: 011 444 7503
Fax: 011 444 7508
Email address:

Topics covered: Introduction; basic description; application and limitations; future prospects  for stand-alone PV systems; configuration; principal components; PV modules and arrays in stand-alone systems; charge controllers; batteries; electrical appliances, lights and loads; inverters in stand-alone systems; cables and accessories; designing stand -alone PV systems; feasibility assessment, site survey; assessment of system energy requirements; system concept development; sizing; cable selection, installation and commissioning; safety electrical work on stand-alone PV systems; grounding;
and maintenance.


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