Certified PV Professional

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The Certified PV Professional online training programme equips participants with knowledge on how to plan and operate different PV systems. The first three courses in the programme cover the basics on components, configuration and sizing as well as on the economics of various types of PV systems. The following four courses further explain these topics and show how PV power plants and PV-diesel systems are planned and operated. These courses give technology specific details as well as tips for the planning and operation process.

Mandatory courses in the programme:
The mandatory courses that must be taken in order to be eligible to sit the final exam and that make up its content are the following:

  • PV - application 
  • PV - technology 
  • PV-diesel hybrid systems 
  • PV off-grid systems 
  • Small-scale PV grid-connected systems 
  • Planning of large-scale PV grid-connected systems
  • Planning of PV-diesel hybrid systems 

To supplement the learning experience, participants will have access to optional introductory courses on energy and electricity topics. These courses are not mandatory, do not contain assignments, and will not be covered in the exam. Participants new to these topics would benefit from reviewing the content in these courses.

Optional courses in the programme:

  • Introduction to electricity
  • Introduction to energy
  • Introduction to the solar resource
  • Introduction to electric grids

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing this programme, participants should be able to:

  • determine optimal PV system sizes and estimate their corresponding energy yield; 
  • categorise PV-diesel hybrid systems and evaluate their viability; 
  • identify the system type (off-grid, grid-connected or hybrid)  best suited to any given setting; and
  • define the planning and implementation steps to ensure the success of a PV project.

Participants who successfully pass the exam at the end of programme will receive a RENAC certificate. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance if they have completed all the self-tests contained in the mandatory courses.

This programme is for you if:

  • you need to acquire detailed knowledge of the technical characteristics of various types of PV systems;
  • you need to deal with various stakeholders in a PV project appraisal process; or
  • you are going to be involved in planning or supervising the implementation of a PV plant. 

Duration: 6 months

Study time: About 150 hours

Programme language: English or Spanish

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €1,518.00* 


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]renac.de


*incl 19 % of German VAT

Additional Information

Certified PV Professional


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location 
  • RENAC content expert and learning platform technical support
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Live lectures
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments, assignments and final exam   
  • Certified by the Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU (German Authority for Distance Learning)
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the programme
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]renac.de

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.10.24 - 31.03.25 Online EN 10.10.2024 1.517,25*

* including 19 % of German VAT


Salem Kadi, RENAC
Current position:
Since 2017, Mr. Kadi works as a Solar Energy Project Manager and as Head of Sales and International Project Development at RENAC.

Professional experience:
Mr. Kadi has been working as a project manager in various solar PV projects and has been conducting training seminars on renewable energy. He has gathered experience in utility scale PV project development and acquisition in different markets. He is also an expert in rural electrification and off-grid PV applications. Before starting to work at RENAC he gained work experience in MENA, Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. Salem Kadi holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Diploma). He has more than 6 years work experience in different fields of renewable energies, especially in solar PV energy.


"As an electrical engineer who believes that solar energy is one of the most viable sources of cleaner and cheaper electricity for the future, attending the RENAC online training and becoming certified as a PV Professional has equipped me with the necessary knowledge to understand the principles behind the design, as well as the required experience to carry out actual solar PV plant installations. Thank you for such a comprehensive course. This is training that I can confidently recommend to other engineers and all those interested in renewable energy."
Theofelus Mweetako, Certified PV Professional, 2023

"RENAC’s Certified PV Professional programme is definitely a great way to get up to speed with photovoltaic business and technology. Not to mention the very hands-on do’s and don’ts tips included in the modules. Definitely a "must do" training programme."
Vincent Mignard, France, Certified PV Professional, 2020

"It was perfect. I have done a previous course with Renac and came back for another course. It has been fruitful and I have learned a great deal."
Danah Alsaleh, Certified PV Professional, 2021

"The programme helped me deliver better work results and provided all the necessary materials and support to plan and execute solar PV projects."
Namig Muradov, Certified PV Professional, 2022

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