The April training dates are available:
Trainings in Durban:
10.04.13 - Sunrise Beginners Course
11.04 to 12.04.13 - Sunrise Intermediate Course
15.04 to 16.04.13 - Solar Power Designer Course
Trainings in Cape Town:
18.04 to 19.04.13 Solar Power Designer PV Farm Course
22.04 to 23.04.13 - Solar Power Technician Course
Maxx-solar academy is announcing the next round of courses. After having a very successful training week in Pretoria, the academy is offering now the Sunrise Beginner and Intermediate course in Durban. The 3 day program covers the following topics:
- What are Renewable Energies and which role do they play in the world and South Africa?
- Photovoltaic- one way towards decentralized power supply?
- Can Photovoltaic supply electricity to everyone?
- Is Photovoltaic cost effective?
- Is there a market for photovoltaic in South Africa?
- What is the technology and principle behind Photovoltaic?
- Grid – or off-grid system – What is the way to go?
- What are the different components and functionalities of Photovoltaic systems?
- How to design a photovoltaic system?
The course is targeting newcomers in the field of Photovoltaic, decision makers who need a broad overview in Photovoltaic and everybody who wants to attend the more advanced courses such as electricians, technicians, installers, engineers and architects.
Our training programmes are very interactive. A variety of hands-on training material (roof model for demonstration of the PV module installation, photovoltaic experimental kits, calculation tools and panel discussions) facilitate the understanding of solar power generation.
The solar-maxx academy has restructured its courses in response the requirements identified during our 2012 work in South Africa. The maxx-solar academy offers 6 courses, 2 introductory (certified) courses and 4 professional (accredited) courses. The 2 introductory Sunrise Courses were developed to provide its participants the basic knowledge needed to participate in the professional courses but also to give a first insight in the world of solar power.
We are pleased to announce the next course dates in January and February 2013.
Sunrise Beginners: Durban: 30.01.13
Sunrise Intermediate: Durban: 31.01 to 01.02.13
Solar Power Technician: Durban: 06.02 to 07.02.13
Solar Power Designer: Durban: 04.02 to 05.02.13
The next courses at the maxx-solar academy have been announced. Register now to secure your seat. The maxx-solar academy offers 3 different programmes developed especially for the growing South African solar power market. The training programmes are very interactive. A variety of hands-on training material (roof model for demonstration of the PV module installation, photovoltaic experimental kits, calculation tools and panel discussions) facilitate the understanding of solar power generation. The DGS Solar Power Consultant and Technician courses are for beginners while the expert course is for participants who successfully passed the beginner courses or for engineers, planners and architects which already work in the solar power business. All 3 courses are offered in October and November this year.
Course participants will learn how to design, plan and tender for the installation of state-of the-art photovoltaic systems.
Course participants will learn how to professionally advise clients. They can select the best solar power systems for the respective clients and calculate its profitability.
Course participants will learn how to install and maintain photovoltaic systems in accordance with international standards.
Information and Registration
Detailed information about the courses you find in the respective links above.
You can register for the courses at: http://www.maxx-energy.co.za/registration.html.
In July and August the maxx-solar academy offered training courses for technicians, consultants and experts in Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria. The course content met the expectations of all participants. They especially liked the training of the photovoltaic basics, the technical background. All participants appreciated the theoretical and practical knowledge of the lecturers. The participants valued the knowledge of the trainer as very high and enjoyed the variety of practical examples as well as the talk regarding “Lessons learned from Germany”. One participant said: “Well presented and explained by someone with enough knowledge to answer each question and thoroughly”.
Vodacom South Africa’s number one cellular network operator has announced that it will fit its Century City in Cape Town office with the largest array of solar panels on a single building in Africa.The project, a 500kWp which is expected to be completed in August, comprises of installation of about 2 000 mono crystalline solar panels onto SolarWorld Sundeck and 100% recycled Suntabs roof sheeting over a 3 600 m² area. The solar array is expected to produce about 75% of the 650 kWp power requirements of the building during peak production. The solar roof will yield an expected energy saving of about 830.1 MWh a year – the amount of power it would take to charge over 70-million cellphones a year.It is important initiaves like this one that will help ensure a clean, strong and reliable energy system for the future.
This great stride will encourage other companies and property owners to get involved in producing clean energy – that not only helps to boost economy, but it also helps boost overall demand for Solar PV courses and related green training. maxx- energy welcomes these new developments. Consumers willing to use maxx - energy solar's rooftop PV applications can actively partake in the emerging green energy economy thereby contributing to a healthier environment and creating more alternative energy jobs.
/---/UN Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon at the recently held Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development announced actions and commitments in support of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative towards achieving three objectives –;
- ensuring energy access,
- doubling energy efficiency
- doubling the share of renewable energy – all by 2030.
More than 50 Governments from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Small Island Developing States have engaged with the initiative and are developing energy plans and programmes. Businesses and investors have committed more than $50 billion to achieve the initiative’s three objectives. More than one billion people will benefit from Sustainable Energy for All’s public and private sector commitments.
Access to energy, particularly sustainable energy, is indistinguishable from a sustainable future for the developing world. Not only does access to energy transform the lives of the energy-poor by raising living standards, it also:
- enables income generation – for example, through solar pumps for irrigation or electricity for a small business;
- provides power to community health clinics, and refrigerators to store medicines, as well as cell phones, which have transformed commerce;
- reduces the time and drudgery of collecting fuel wood, supporting cleaner, more efficient cooking and heating options;
- provides lighting, so children can study after dark;
- enables businesses to operate and creates new opportunities for entrepreneurs
For more info visit www.un.org/futurewewant
/---/The next courses at the maxx-solar academy have been announced. Detailed information about the courses in August 2012 and the relevant course content, see www.maxx-energy.co.za/trainingcourses. You can also apply at: http://www.maxx-energy.co.za/registration.html. We still have a few vacant places, so register now!
Courses in August 2012:
August 21, 2012 . "DGS Solar Power Planning Expert"- Johannesburg, South Africa
August 27, 2012 ."DGS Solar Power Consultant"- Cape Town, South Africa
August 29, 2012. "DGS Solar Power Planning Expert"- Cape Town, South Africa
To our valued clients and visitors, maxx-solar academy proudly announces its participation at this year’s edition of Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany from June 13-15. Visit us at the DGS Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie e.V. stand in Hall 3 Booth B3.125. The maxx-solar academy team will be happy to arrange a meeting with you and discuss what we are doing in terms of developing local skilled solar power experts in one of the emmerging solar market, South Africa. To book an appointment kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairwoman of Thuringian Regional Association of the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V launches the maxx-solar academy
/---/South Africa´s Premier Solar Academy was launched on the 16th and 19th of April in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively by none other than the Chairwoman of the Thuringian Regional Association of the German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V, Ing Antje Klauss-Vorreiter among other distinguished guests from South Africa and Germany. The response from the Industry was overwhelming and indeed the team and the delegates had an incredible time to share information, interact and network.
Due to the developments that have been taking place which include Solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies emmerging as the “big winner” in South Africa’s 20-year integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity, there is no doubt that this will potentially transform the country into a “solar gold mine”. Just like any ordinary mine, there is need for skilled manpower. As such the launch of maxx-solar academy at the right time will go a long way in ensuring that the locals are skilled and thereby subsequently contributing to President Jacob Zuma´s vision of job creation.
The Managing Director of maxx-solar academy Manja Schubert then gave an overview of the courses that will be offered and the training concept behind it that really makes it ideal. Apart from the Trainers that are practitioners in the Solar Industry in Germany and South Africa, the courses are quite interactive and also practically based.
Participants will get the opportunity to do some roof modelling, PV module Installation and conduct Solar experiments. A representative from the main sponsor, maxx- solar & energie, a leading Photovoltaic Company in Thüringia, Michael Rudolph introduced the company to the delegates in terms of who they are and what services they offer and their ``Quality culture``.
The highlight from the launch was that the team got the first registration for the courses from Martin Pollack, Tri Systems Company. This indeed is a testimony for the relevancy of maxx- solar academy within the Industry. The maxx-solar academy team remains upbeat about the future of the South African Solar Industry.