Inclusive growth through jobs and skills is a core component of the City of Cape Town’s Economic Development Strategy. This, coupled with its target to provide secure, sustainable renewable energy, has led to the offer of subsidised support to PV technicians and suitably qualified people to attend the PV Skills development programme.
Aspiring candidates can benefit from a 75-100% subsidy towards the full cost of the Solar PV Installer training and assessment offered at SARETEC. Women applicants are automatically eligible for the 100% subsidy, should they fulfill the required criteria.
Qualifying criteria:
Evidence of below criteria needs to be provided on request:

  • Registered electrician or electrical experience
  • Department of Labour registration or registered business
  • PVinstallation experience

Terms and conditions:
The cost of the 5 day PV training is R11695.5 including VAT. This is then followed by the 2-day assessment, which costs R2700.
The 75% subsidy requires candidates to pay R2923.85 for the Solar PV Installer training and R675 for the assessment. The training and assessments will take place on a first come first served bases during scheduled sessions throughout the year. If accepted and confirmed on the training, failure to attend the actual training will result in candidates being liable for the full cost of the training.
For more information or to book a spot click here.

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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