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Photovoltaic and PV-diesel hybrid systems

Certified PV Professional

This online training focuses on different applications of photovoltaic (PV) technology.
The first three courses provide basic knowledge on components, configuration and sizing as well as on economics of various types of PV systems.
The following three courses further explain these topics, and show how to plan and operate exemplary PV power plants and PV-diesel systems.These courses give technologyspecific details as well as tips for the planning and operation process.

Who should become a “Certified PV Professional”?

This training suits you if you

  •  require detailed knowledge on the technical characteristics of various PV systems
  •  will be involved in planning or supervising the implementation of a PV plant


No. Title Date Location
18_OK_07 Certified PV Professional 01.04. - 30.09.2018 online


Introductory courses

Each participant will have access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory, and will not be covered in the exam.

PV professional courses

  • PV - application
  • PV - technology
  • PV-diesel hybrid systems
  • Off-grid systems
  • Planning of large-scale PV grid-connected systems
  • Planning of PV-diesel hybrid systems

Click here for detailed contents of the course

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Self-assessment test
Video lecture


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Certified online course

Detailed course description


  • 3 live virtual classroom sessions
  • Online material (text, graphics, charts)
  • Self-tests for learning assessment
  • 3 hours of video lectures
  • RENAC advisory services / forum
  • Exam certificate

Study time

  • ca. 150 hours (all 6 courses, virtual classroom, exam preparation,...)
  • Recommended effort: 5-10 hours per week
  • Resulting online training duration: ca. 4-6 months



Price includes 19% VAT.

Payment with Master Card, VISA or American Express or via invoice.

For Spanish-speaking participants (upon request)

  • Course texts and self-tests in Spanish
  • Videos with Spanish subtitles
  • Support by a Spanish-speaking tutor
  • Live virtual classrooms (webinars) for the whole class and exams are held in English language only.


Katrin Backhaus

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