Learn the fundamentals of electricity and solar power.

Start your career in renewable energy!
Solar Basic Course

What you’ll learn

  • The basics of electricity Simply explained, you will understand exactly what potential-difference, current, power, and energy are.
  • The basics of solar energy Understand all the factors that affect energy yield and how to calculate the yield of a specific solar system.
  • The basics of solar systems Understand all solar system components and their features and functions. Understand different system configurations and their application.
  • Be prepared for all our other courses This course will ensure you have all the knowledge required as a pre-requisite for our other courses.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for people who want to learn the fundamental of PV systems.
  • Home and business owners interested in investing in solar power systems.
  • Professionals who want to participate in our professional courses.
  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in becoming PV business owners.
  • Those who are new to the PV industry.

Do I need to take this course?

Not sure if the basic course is right for you? Test your knowledge of basic electrical concepts and solar power for free here. If you achieve less than 70% on the test, we recommend you take our Basic Solar Course. If you achieve more than 70% on the test, you are ready to take our more advanced courses.

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Learn from the best.

Professionals with more than 50 years combined experience in the solar industry!

Meet the trainers

Christine Leffler

Christine Leffler

Academy manager

Axel Scholle

Axel Scholle

Head of training

Johann Fritz

Content developer and trainer

What our participants say

"I am very pleased with what I have learned so far. The course covered everything I would’ve liked to know. I am not an installer,  but  the administrator that does all the solar quotes, I also have some background now of the products and to deal with the customer in the future."
Chanté Grové, Administrator, Solar company based in Hermanus South Afirca.
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

Course Summary

Duration: Ten hours of high quality recorded video lessons. Two hours face to face Question and Answer session on Teams.

Format: Online recorded videos, Quizzes, Final assessment test. Online face to face training.

Language: English

Number of modules: 12

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Course curriculum and learning goals

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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. maxx-solar-energy.co.za (Home | maxx – solar & energy – Photovoltaic from Germany – Now available in South Africa (maxx-solar-energy.co.za) 

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.

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