75%-100% PV training subsidy

Please see below information about the subsidised PV training available until June. The next course will take place at SARETEC from 13-17 May, see here. Following this Maxx Solar Academy will offer the next training on  27-31 May, see here.
Calling all Solar PV installers: Training and assessment to become certified as PV GreenCard installers, at reduced rates of up to 100%.
Supported by the City of Cape Town, technicians and electricians who qualify will receive incentives of 75% (for men) and 100% (for women). The training takes five days, followed by a two-day competency assessment for the PV GreenCard.
A voluntary certification and industry-led quality label, the PV GreenCard provides assurance to an installer and their customers that systems are installed safely and to a very high standard.
In terms of eligibility, every DOL registered electrician qualifies for the incentive, provided they live and work in the Cape Town metropole area.
Electricians without DOL registration should ideally have some of the following qualifications or experience:

  • Registered DoL Electrician (Trade test and Wiremans)
  • Qualified Electrician (Trade test only)
  • Electrical Training (Electrician NQF 4)
  • Registered Electrical/Solar PV Contractor
  • PV/Electrical installation experience (Portfolio of Evidence – Reference)
  • Registered business
Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp
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