Solar PV Green Card

March 4, 2024
March 8, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unit 3, Block A2 East Precinct Montague Park Cape Town, 7441   View map
021 000 2902


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Green Card:

The SAPVIA Solar PV Green Card Installers Training

Over the 5 days candidates will be familiarised with the fundamental principles of solar, irradiation, annual yield, effects of shading etc., and typical components of solar PV systems such as PV panels, inverters, batteries, mounting structures etc., followed by the design and system integration and practical installation and commissioning of systems by using a small scale solar set-up at the training venue. In addition, system design and integration, planning of installation, and practically installing components, testing and commissioning of systems, documenting and evaluating an installation.


ECSA: 4,5* CPD credits

AEE: 7,2* Certification Renewal Credits

*Credits are only valid for 90% and more recorded and verified attendance

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How to get a PV GreenCard

First of all, it is not the installer who gets the GreenCard, but the installation. The installer can get the qualification to issue a PV GreenCard. For that, he / she has to participate in an Assessment to prove his / her installation skills and to become an officially certified PV GreenCard installer. Once that happens, the installer can start issuing PV GreenCards.

PV GreenCard Assessment Procedure

The PV GreenCard Assessment takes two days and consists of two parts: a Theoretical Assessment and a Practical Assessment. In both parts, the competence of installers to correctly install PV systems is tested and candidates have to attain a minimum of 80%.

The Theoretical Assessment is a written exam. Participants have 4 hours to answer questions on:

  • Electrical  and solar basics
  • Site Assessment
  • Solar PV System Design
  • Solar PV Installation
  • SANS 10142
  • PV System inspection and testing procedure

The Practical Assessment takes place on the second day. The participants have to prove competency in the following fields:

  • Quality installation
  • DC and AC circuits incl. safety components
  • Wiring of distribution board
  • Testing (e.g. Insulation resistance)
  • Material List
  • Workplace safety and PPE
  • Appropriate use of tools and materials