The history of the maxx-solar-online-academy

Where do we come from?

2012 – founding of the maxx-academy

The maxx-academy, an independent training center for solar technology was founded together with the DGS Solar School Thuringia.

To date, almost 3500 course participants at more than 8 different locations throughout Africa have been trained.

The rapidly progressing climate change requires a much faster switch to renewable energies. To support this development accordingly, the classroom (face to face) training courses will be continued by the GREEN Solar Academy at the existing (maxx) academy locations – now 100% manufacturer-independent.

MAXX SOLAR & ENERGY GmbH & CO. KG develops the maxx-solar-online-academy with new, digital online content and training offers for a global target group. Both solar academies continue to pursue the common goal of training as many specialists as possible in the field of solar energy.

The Green Solar Academy

Our partners the GREEN Solar Academy is offering face to face / on-site training at more than 8 different locations throughout Africa.

If you are from Africa and you want high-quality training at a training institute with a long history and experienced trainers, we recommend looking at their website and see if there is a training that fits your need:

2016 – founding/ joint venture of IBC Solar South Africa

maxx-energy joined forces with one of the world’s leading energy systems houses, the German supplier IBC Solar.

Together they founded a new company: IBC Solar South Africa ( to provide their clients with even better service.

IBC Solar SA’s portfolio includes wholsesale of a wide range of quality brands like SMA, Fronius, Sungrow and SolarEdge. From their branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg the team offers excellent service, project consulting and high quality products to the whole of Southern Africa.

2012 – founding of maxx-energy Pty Ltd.

Dieter Ortmann and the MAXX SOLAR Group started a solar company in South Africa. The service and product range of maxx-energy (Pty) Ltd. today focuses on training, consulting and development.

If you want to find out more about its service, please click on the link and you will be directed to their website:

2008 – founding of MAXX SOLAR & ENERGIE GmbH & Co. KG

Dieter Ortmann founded in 2008 a solar company in Germany.

Maxx-solar´s references in the field of ground-mounted, roof-mounted, or special applications reach 100 MW. MAXX SOLAR has become a leading company in installation and distribution of the entire portfolio of solar products with a consistent focus on sustainability in Thuringia, Germany.

  • More than 3000 solar installations, experience since 2008, regular external certifications, a high level of education and training are a guarantee for good, competent advice and implementation of your solar power project.
  • As a specialist in photovoltaics, maxx-solar & energie is a member of the most important solar associations. Managing Director Dieter Ortmann is personally actively involved in the development of the Thuringian solar industry, for example, is he the 1st Vice Chairman of the Board of the Thuringian Renewable Energy Network (ThEEN) e.V., which is the competence network for renewable energies, energy storage, energy efficiency and sector coupling based in Erfurt, Germany.

If you want to find out more about this amazing company from the heart of Germany, you can visit their website here: (Sorry, German Language only ;) )