Learn to design off-grid solar PV systems, for residential and small commercial roof-top applications.

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

What you’ll learn

  • Solar system components and their functions
    Understand all solar system components and their functions in detail.

  • Off-grid solar system design and configurations
    Understand how an off-grid solar system 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.

Course objective

The Intermediate off-grid course provides technical knowledge and design steps for off-grid solar systems. Participants are presented with more detailed know-how on PV modules, PV inverter, 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 off-grid PV system.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for people who want to improve their technical understanding and specifically, be able to design off-grid PV systems.
  • People who want to participate in our advanced courses.
  • 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 pre-requisites? 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, daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm UTC+2  *one-hour lunch break included

Format: Live Online training, practical assignments

Language: English

Number of modules: 11

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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

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