Learn to design on-grid solar power systems, with backup power for residential and small commercial roof-top applications.

Correctly size, design and plan solar systems with backup power!
off-grid solar training

What you'll learn

  • Solar system components and their functions Understand all solar system components and their functions in detail.
  • On-grid solar system with backup power design and configurations Understand how a solar system with backup power works, how the energy flows and how it works in conjunction with a diesel generator.
  • Project opportunity assessment Understand electricity tariffs and bills. How to do a detailed desktop and on-site assessment.
  • Manual system design Know how to select the correct system,  cables and inverter and battery sizes and why.
  • Software-based system design Be able to use software to design solar systems and calculate expected system yields.
  • Electrical design Earthing, surge protection, fuses, cable sizes, standards and best practices.

Course objective

The course provides technical knowledge and design steps for on-grid solar systems with energy storage and backup power. Participants are presented with more detailed know-how on PV modules, battery inverters, and battery functionality. The course is designed to equip the participants with more comprehensive knowledge of the components and their interface, the key considerations and steps in the design as well as the overall system integration, empowering the participants with a deeper technical understanding and ability to design an on-grid PV system with backup power.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for people who want to improve their technical understanding and specifically, be able to design PV systems with backup power.
  • People and companies that want to design and sell solar power systems and backup power systems
  • Home and business owners wanting to learn more about off-grid solar systems.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Completion of the Solar PV Basic course or prior basic understanding of PV systems, solar resource and basic electrical systems, similar to what is covered in the Solar PV Basic Course. Not sure if you meet the prerequisites? Then take this quick, 20-question self-assessment test. Click here to start the test.

Course Summary

Duration: Twenty hours of online training on Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Course times: 4 days, One day per week, every Wednessday

  • Daily Schedule
    • 4 hours per day
    • 10:00 to 12:00
    • one-hour lunch break
    • 13:00 to 15:00

Format: Live Online training, practical assignments

Language: English

Number of modules: 11

Solar Module Close up

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

Course curriculum and learning goals

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The following date(s) are available for this course

  • Solar Power Designer – Backup. 8 May 2023 – 16 May 2023

    Price:  R 6300

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