Solar Power 101: Escaping Load Shedding

Whether you want to install a solar system at home or for your business, this guide to solar power and solar systems is the first step to joining the solar revolution.

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Last updated 18/10/2023

Course overview:

These outcomes will equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a Solar Technician, as well as confidently install and maintain solar energy systems for residential, commercial, or agricultural purposes.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand the key components and theoretical concepts of a photovoltaic (PV) system.
  • Assess the environmental impact of fossil fuels and recognize the potential for energy conflicts.
  • Evaluate the market influence and cost considerations related to PV systems.
  • Design and implement PV array systems for various applications.
  • Analyze solar radiation levels and their impact on PV system performance.
  • Identify and differentiate between different types of solar cells and their electrical properties.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of inverters, cabling, and connection systems in PV installations.
  • Understand the role of batteries and charge controllers in PV systems.

This course includes:

Video-Based Learning

Downloadable Handout


Topical Assesments

Participant Feedback

SA Campus Certificate

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals interested in starting a career as a Solar Technician.
  • Homeowners, business owners, or farmers looking to gain knowledge about solar energy for installing systems on their properties.
  • Students or professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of solar energy and its applications.
  • Engineers or technicians involved in renewable energy projects.

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