Solar PV Installation: Step-by-step
What you'll learn
- How to practically install PV Solar System
- How to conduct a Solar PV system assessment before installation
- Master Solar PV System basic design.
- Functionally test Solar PV System.
- Basic understanding of Electrical elements: Current(Amps), Voltage(Volts) and Power (Watts).
- Perform basic calculations including multiplication and division.
- Be familiar with a Solar PV System basic components: Solar Panels, batteries and inverters.
- Willingness to learn new concepts.
Hello and welcome.
This is a practical course on how to install a Solar PV System professionally. This is not a deep theoretical session. But the theory is sufficient to master basic Electrical principles, do calculations for design purposes. To survive in the Solar Technology space, it is importance to understand and know terminologies used and language spoken.
Have the minimum equipment and instruments to do an Electrical installation. Do a proper preparation for installation, gather information from customer requirements. Then be ready to do an installation from day 1. Be on the lookout for common mistakes which will cost you dearly in the final product. Perform the installation Electrically safe and adhere to safety rules when executing the work. This will avoid Electrical shocks, injury on duty and damage to customers property.
In the process of installation, be able to perform basic tests like continuity tests, check grid voltage, how to isolate circuits and use multimeter safely. Then also perform functional testing of PV system. After installation, ensure that customers house is restored and all appliances, plugs and switches are working correctly. Further issue an Electrical compliance certificate as per Electrical regulations and legislation (in South Africa).
Also have the ability to best advice the customers of the suitable system requirements as an installer. As a potential buyer have enough knowledge to make an informed decision to by a Solar PV System.
Master solar PV installations in a practical approach.
Who this course is for:
- Solar PV System buyer.
- Novice Solar installer.
- Engineering student
I am a certified PV Greencard installer. I design , installer PV Systems full-time for different types of requirements by customers. I have installed a number of domestic PV installations, backup up system, from 3Kw and 5Kw systems. My Solar company Blue Flame Energy Solutions is an active member of South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA). Academically, I hold a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (University of Johannesburg - UJ), BTec degree in Project Management (Tshwane University of Technology - TUT) and BCom honors degree in Strategic Management at UJ. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).