Solar PV Feasibility Assessment – Commercial

Learn about the important steps of an initial financial and technical Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Feasibility Assessment.

Next Solar PV Feasibility Assessment - Commercial course date:

October 24, 2016
- Johannesburg -
R8800 (ex. VAT)

24 October 2016 Johannesburg 3 Day(s) R 8800 (ex. Vat)

The rising costs of electricity supplied by Eskom and Local Municipalities is making renewable energy investments, particularly solar photovoltaic systems increasingly attractive investments for bigger commercial buildings, like office blocks, shopping malls, hospitals, governmental buildings, etc.

The engineering behind these projects is often costly and complicated leading to reluctance for initial studies into the feasibility of such projects. By first conducting Solar PV Feasibility Assessments for these projects, much of the mystery is removed and attractive investments are often uncovered.


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Why is a Solar PV assessment important?

This course is a hands-on practical course that shows how to conduct a Solar PV Feasibility Assessments, including how to get an initial cost, energy yield and financial model using modelling software and climate data.

The Terra Firma Solutions Renewable Energy Engineers have created this course based on their international experience and training in Solar PV solutions to give participants the knowledge to be able to give advice on project feasibility from energy yield and system cost perspectives in Southern Africa.

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Benefits of attending the course


  • Understand commercial solar PV systems
  • Learn about the current and potential future legislative frameworks
  • Understand the complex financial incentives and financing options for commercial renewable energy projects
  • Understand solar PV costing Learn about renewable energy resources and system modelling using sophisticated software
  • Be able to conduct a feasibility study based on costs and energy yields of commercial solar PV power systems

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Who should attend?

  • Engineers who want to expand their knowledge in solar technology to be able to advise clients and companies on this rapidly expanding market
  • Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers who wish gain new skills, offer new services and make themselves more marketable
  • Finance specialists wanting to understand more about the viability of solar PV projects
  • Property fund managers looking to reduce their electricity costs

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or answer any questions you may have.

Bianca Lindemann

Phone: 011 568 0768
Mobile: 082 424 5540
Robyn Barron

Phone: 021 300 1620

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Terra Firma Academy courses are developed by the experts at Terra Firma Solutions.
Terra Firma Solutions

Terra Firma Solutions is a leading energy engineering solution provider who deliver a start-to-end solution, beginning with strategy development, leading to project implementation, support and maintenance.


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