Johannesburg and Cape Town have always been the main spots in ZA for maxx training -time for KZN to catch up now! Thanks to our new partner Andre Kauerauf from Real Solutions, we will be able to offer training also in the Eastern part of South Africa.

The first course will be a Sunrise Intermediate course, our 2-day beginners course. Solar companies, architecture firms, IT sales and networking companies and electricians are all welcome to send their staff for training.

At the venue, Andre has a Tesla Powerwall installed being one of the cutting edge technologies implemented for showcase. His Powerwall system is the first in the KZN midlands and available for participants to have a close look at this technology.


The training takes place in Fort Nottingham, quite a few miles outside of Pietermaritzburg. Some might wonder why we didn’t chose Durban but we guarantee you, once you have been at Bramleigh Manor, you will never want to have training in a loud and crowded city again!

The rural location of the academy offers high-tech infrastructure, peaceful and beautiful surroundings which is great for focus and concentration away from busy life.We aim to make Bramleigh Manor the leading innovation space in KZN Midlands for energy, education, food and water. The sustainable working farm at the venue and the availability of accommodation right at the venue and neighboring B&B’s offer great opportunities.

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Bramleigh Manor where the training takes place


Course objective (Applicability): The Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course introduces its participants to the basics of solar power (photovoltaic).
Entry Requirements: None
Outline: The Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate 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 maxx-solar 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 e.g. RAL GZ 966
  • Administration and marketing personnel in PV companies
  • Professionals who want to participate in the maxx-solar academy professional trainings e.g.:
    • Energy consultants
    • Marketing
    • administration and management personnel in PV companies
    • engineers and architects
    • technicians and installers

Duration: 2 Days (16 Education units)

Accreditation: accredited by DGS and SAIEE, 2 CPD points

Fee South Africa: R 3,850.00 (excl. VAT) per person