Digitalising Solar Training in Africa – A conversation with Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA COO

Quick Summary

We hosted Niveshen Govender, the COO at South African photovoltaic Association who enlightened us on the following:

  • Journey to SAPVIA
  • Role and Achievement of SAPVIA
  • Digital Training
  • Training modules
  • PV Green Card Program
  • Industry Feedback on Digital Training Program

Click HERE to listen to the interview.


RiA (QI): Good morning everybody. So, it is a pleasure to be talking to you today, still with the lockdown on. Not quite lock down but am, still within covid environment. It is a great pleasure for me today to bring to you today a very interesting personality within the industry. You all know me by now, I am hoping. I am Tony Tiyou, the Founder and CEO of Renewables in Africa, your Africa clean Energy champion; And today we are going to be talking about training people, delivering skills, so that they can acquire what they need to go and make the shift into their industry. So, I have with me Mr. Niveshen Gavinder, the COO of SAPVIA Innovation, great to have you today.
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SOURCE: Renewables in Africa

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