Course Schedule for 2014

Course Schedule for 2014

We still have free seats in the next week Cape Town Courses.

We offer a 15% discount off the course fees for participants who register for 3 courses at the same time!

Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Courses, R2500 p.p. (excl. VAT)
Cape Town: 06. to 07.08.2014
Durban: 02 to 3.04.2014 and 16 to 17.07.2014

Solar Power Technician Course, R2500 p.p. (excl. VAT)
Cape Town: 15. to 16.05.2014
Johannesburg: 26. to 27.06.2014

Solar Power Designer grid-tied Course, R4500 p.p. (excl. VAT)
Cape Town: 13. to 14.05.2014 and 20. to 21.10.2014
Bloemfontein: 27. to 28.10.2014
Durban: 23. to 24.10.2014

Super Solar School (1 week 3 courses), R8000pp* (excl. VAT)

Johannesburg: 28.07. to 01.08.2014

*early bird special for registration and payment  until June 20th


Take the opportunity and register now.

25.03.2014 |

The maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein harvests the sun

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February also saw the first Solar Power Technicians course in Bloemfontein together with Olivia Energy Solutions.  In this two day course students assembled and installed the first SolarEdge system in Bloemfontien!!  Hands on training and a day in the beautiful Bloem sun made this course extremely enjoyable for all.

24.03.2014 |

The maxx-academy Johannesburg had a awesome start in February 2014

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In February 2014 maxx-solar academy and Resolution Circle (at the University of Johannesburg) held an awesome Intermediate course on Photovoltaics. Demand for another Course has been so high that we have included an additional course on the 5th and 6th May – just ahead of the Solar Power Designer  course for grid-tied systems (8th & 9th) with German PV design master Dr. Matthias Klauss (More Course info here - click here to register).

“Great training course! Worth the investment in time and money”
Johann Fritz

“The courses I attended were wonderful and I am looking forward to the next course.“
Charles Edmeades

 “I thoroughly enjoyed the intermediate course and look forwards to furthering my knowledge”
Daniela Venzo

24.03.2014 |

Master the Sun - sunrise intermediate course in Johannesburg


Join us on the 17th and 18th for an introductory experience into one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

The maxx-solar academy is South Africa’s premier training institute for photovoltaic energy with training already established in Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein. The Academy is founded by the oldest renewable energy organisation in Germany (DGS) and presented in Johannesburg through Resolution Circle (an initiative of the University of Johannesburg).

Some of the solar secrets that will be uncovered…

  • How do solar power systems work?
  • Is solar energy cost competitive with the grid?
  •  Lessons learned from more than 20 years of experience in Germany
  • Global and local developments in photovoltaic energy

Date: Monday to Tuesday, 17 and 18 February 2014

Venue: Resolution Circle Nano - Studio, UJ Kingsway Campus (S26°11.064 E28°00.009)

Costs: (R2500 p.p. Ex VAT) please register ASAP to avoid disappointment

Course description



11.02.2014 |

Solar Power Trainings in February 2014


The first Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course of 2014 will be offered from the

17th to 18th February 2014 in Johannesburg, R2500 (excl. VAT)

This course is the foundation for all further professional courses at the maxx-solar academy.

Solar power is a rapidly growing market in South Africa and with the maxx-solar academy you are able to join the fastest growing industry in the world - gaining knowledge and insight from German market leaders in solar energy.  

Three courses: Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate, Solar Power Technician and the Solar Power Designer grid-tied will provide you with the knowledge and network to start or professionalise your solar energy business.

We offer a 15% discount off the course fees for participants who register for 3  courses at the same time!

Take the opportunity and register for the availible courses now:

Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course,

17th to 18th Februaruy 2014 in Johannesburg, R2500 (excl. VAT)

Solar Power Technician Course,

20th to 21st Februaury 2014 in Bloemfontein, R2500 (excl. VAT)

Solar Power Designer grid-tied Course,

08th to 09th May 2014 Johannesburg, R4500 (excl. VAT)



07.01.2014 |

New Courses 2014


The maxx-solar academy is proud to annound that as of 2014 its world class trainings are now availible in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban!!

The maxx-solar academy offers the following 8 courses in 2014:

  • Sunrise Beginners Course (only on request)
  • Sunrise Intermediate Course
  • DGS Solar Power Technician Course
  • DGS Solar Power Designer grid-tied
  • DGS Solar Power Designer off-grid (new)
  • DGS Solar Power Designer – PV Farm
  • DGS Solar Power Consultant Course

Information provided in the Sunrise courses establishes the basic knowledge needed for the professional DGS courses. At the same time a first insight in the world of solar power is provided.

All participants of the professional courses have to attend the Sunrise Intermediate Course or alternatively write an entry exam focusing on the content matter of the Sunrise Intermediate Course.

The Professional Level 1 courses provide a detailed insight in one specific subject of the world of photovoltaics.

The Professional Level 2 courses are expert courses for those who want to master of the world of photovoltaics to become a consultant, project manager or trainer.

07.01.2014 |

Costs and discounts


We offer special discounts for:

  • those participants who register for different courses at the same time
  • members of the maxx-solar club and
  • for group registrations

For details please see the costs and discounts page.

28.08.2013 |

Solar Power Trainings in October/November 2013


You want to understand how to use solar energy?
You want to learn how solar power systems work?

The maxx-solar academy sunrise courses answer those questions and give you and introduction in the solar power sector. In October and November 2013 you can participate in the Sunrise Beginners and Sunrise Intermediate Course in Durban (8-10 October), in Bloemfontein (21-23 October) and in Cape Town (6-8 November).

Do you also want to to design, install and operate solar power plants?

After your participation in the sunrise courses you are ready to participate in the professional courses. In our  professional Solar Power Technician  course in Durban (16-17 October) and Solar Power Designer courses in Durban (14-15 October) and Bloemfontein (25-26 October) you will learn how to install and design roof-top solar power (photovoltaic) systems. After the participation in the professional courses and the related examination you are ready to work  the solar power business.

Join the maxx-solar academy and register for the October/November courses.

26.08.2013 |

maxx-solar academy Cape Town - New Branch offers trainings in November 2013


Frikki O'Connel from the College of Cape Town was involved already in the first steps the maxx-solar academy did in South Africa. Already 2012 a memorandum of understanding was signed between both organisations. The maxx-solar academy and the College of Cape Town, Pinelands Campus, agreed to cooperate in the field of education in the solar power sector.

Up to know all maxx-solar academy courses in Cape Town were performed at the College of Cape Town, Pineland Campus. From now on the College of Cape Town, Pinelands Campus, acts as maxx-solar academy Cape Town and offers the Sunrise Courses with local lecturers. College teachers participated in a train the trainer programme of the maxx-solar academy and the college is building up a special solar power workshop, where the trainings will take place in the future. "Our team is ready to offer the maxx-solar sunrise courses and thanks to the solar power system we got donated from the maxx-solar energy PTY. (Ltd.) and the new workshop our college built we have excellent facilities to train future solar power experts." said Frikki O'Connel from the College of Cape Town.

The first solar power beginners (sunrise) courses of the maxx-solar academy Cape Town are scheduled for 6 to 8 November 2013. Please register here to save your participation.


26.08.2013 |

maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein - New Branch offers trainings in October 2013

Inside Shop

The maxx-solar academy started its cooperation with the OLIVIA Energy Solutions PTY (Ltd.) 2012. The maxx-academy team gave a tailor-made training to the OLIVIA co-workers and partners. The first training showed the high demand in the region, wherefore OLIVIA and the maxx-solar academy team came up with the idea to open the maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein. The premises of Olivia are an ideal show room for maxx-solar academy courses as the participants can see a variety of solar power equipment, such as different modules, inverters and mounting systems. A training roof and a small off-grid system complete the hands-on training material.

Philip Oliver, the CEO of OLIVIA, participated in the maxx-solar academy train the trainer programme. Philip thinks that "the maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein is an important element for a sustainable development of the solar power sector in Free State". Philip as experienced lecturer with multi-year working experience in the solar power business will head the maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein and will be the main lecturer for the Sunrise courses.

The first solar power beginners courses of the maxx-solar academy Bloemfontein are scheduled for 21 October (Sunrise Beginners Course) and 22 to 23 October (Sunrise Intermediate Course). The first professional Solar Power Designer course with Dr. Matthias Klauss as lecturer is schedules subsequently for 25 to 26 October. Participants who book all three courses together get the special rate of only R 6,500.

Please register here to save your participation.

26.08.2013 |