Online Solar Training

Welcome to the Maxx Solar Academy, the place to find your online training in the field of solar and renewable energy!

From basic courses to advanced and special courses – we’ve got you covered. Choose solar energy as your future, because we know and believe that solar is the future! We offer Web-Based training where you can learn at your own pace and Online-Live training in our virtual academy (3D-Learning environment) where you can directly talk to the trainers who are more than willing to share their years of experience in the field.

Maxx Solar Academy Training Courses

We offer the following solar training courses

Solar Basic Course

Solar Basic Course

Learn the basics of electricity, energy and solar and be prepared for our other courses

Solar Intermediate Technical Course

Solar Power Designer – On-grid -100 kWp

Learn how-to design and plan grid-tied systems up to 100 kWp.

Solar Advanced Technical Course On-grid 2MWp

Solar Power Designer – On-grid – 2 MWp

Learn the how-to design and plan ground-mounted, grid-tied systems up to 2 MWp.

Off-grid course

Solar Power Designer – Backup

Learn how to design and plan systems with energy storage and backup power.

What our participants say

Online Solar Training testimonial from Bashir Mohamud
Besides the knowledge I’ve gained from the course, there is no doubt it was a fantastic experience that I will never forget and I am proud to have been a part of the ISA-Pilot Project Virtual Academy.
Bashiir Mohamud, Electrical Engineer, Renewable Energy business owner and the Chairperson of Somali Green Energy Association (SOGEA)
Online Solar Training testimonial from Crispin

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to you and your team for this amazing training opportunity. It was special and memorable, one I will cherish for my lifetime. I will certainly look forward to future courses in the Virtual Academy.

Chrispin A, Granada

Technical Track

The Solar Technical Track consist of three levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. At each level, we have different courses according to that level.

Basic Course

Six Advantages of Online Solar Training


You can learn from anywhere, anytime. The only thing you need is an internet connection to:

  • Download the training material or
  • Participate in the live online training provided by the institution you chose.


With web-based training, which means online training with pre-recorded videos, slideshows, learning materials and quizzes, you can learn at your own pace. For example, you have a busy week but each Saturday you take the time to learn for 1 or 2 hours. A web-based Solar Online Training will make that possible.


We made the learning content as exciting and interesting as possible. New forms of videos, quizzes, and exercises will energize you and help you through a course of 10 or more hours of learning.


Saving costs and time: you don´t have to travel to a training institution, so you will be saving money for flights, buses, trains, cars and hotels to participate in 3 or more days long course. We think this is the best part because it is good for your purse as well as it is for the environment. Win-win with solar online training!


Meet experts and get in touch with them directly because they can also dial in from wherever they are. So, you could meet an expert, that has more than 30 years of experience in the Solar Industry, who had installed many solar systems (off-grid and on-grid) up to megawatt size and he or she will be there to coach you and share their knowledge with you.


Networking: Join a network of like-minded individuals for advice, shared experiences, and support each other on the way to grow, and either start your career or start your own solar business. Become part of the Maxx-solar Academy alumni network. We offer events where manufacturers or other experts from the industry join and share the latest news from the industry as well as job offers.

Self-assessment test

Test your knowledge of basic electrical concepts and solar power in our free self-assessment test.

Frequently Asked Questions

The maxx-solar-online-academy is a 100% digital “product” so most of us work remotely and are from Germany, South Africa, Namibia etc.  

The maxx-solar-online-academy belongs to MAXX SOLAR & ENERGIE GmbH & Co.KG which is a Germany-based Solar Installation Company, with more than 15 years of Industry experience.  

In 2010 MAXX SOLAR & ENERGIE GmbH& Co. KG started a Solar Company in South Africa: MAXX ENERGY Pty. Ltd. (Home | maxx – solar & energy – Photovoltaic from Germany – Now available in South Africa ( 

We still have an office in South Africa and therefore we are a multi-cultural and international team.  

Our Trainers are from South Africa and therefore bring the best local content and knowledge to you.  

Yes, we offer certificates, after you completed the course. They are not accredited as we want to give people from all English-speaking countries the opportunity to join our courses and receive a certificate where their gained skills and knowledge is shown. 

Currently, we have the option that you book the course that you are interested in and our bookkeeping department will receive a notification. If you filled out the whole web form, then we should have all the information we need in order to write you an invoice, which you can pay via ETF.  

If you are a company that books a course for your employee, please don´t forget to add your VAT Number and the address of the company, so we can send the correct invoice right away. 

After we receive the POP (Proof of Payment) via E-Mail or through our bank notification, you will get immediate access to the courses.  

No, we are currently offering no on-site or face-to-face training. We are offering all our courses 100% online.  

All you need is a Laptop and a mouse and a good internet connection to join our online courses. Most of them are web-based training, meaning you can participate on your own time and pace. You can also join the courses through your mobile phone, but we would not recommend doing that as learning theory and doing tests is always better on a PC/Laptop. But of course, it is always up to your own personal wish 😉  

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register, log in and access the courses.

Click here to download the guide.

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