Relaunch of maxx-solar academy Cape Town
  Nov 14, 2016     News, event, GreenCape, business, skills development

The maxx-solar academy was established in 2011 by the German Solar Energy Society DGS and maxx I solar energy PTY Ltd. Since than more than 1500 engineers, architects, craftsmen and interested citizens have been taking part in the maxx-academy courses in Africa. The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is the first national renewable energy technology centre in South Africa and has been established at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). maxx I solar academy and SARETEC unites the objective to pave the way for a sustainable use of solar power by education. After a first meeting end of 2015, both partners ratified their cooperation with an MOU signed in April 2016. Mayor Patricia de Lille and Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, Freestate of Thuringia, Germany officially inaugurated the maxx I solar academy Cape Town in cooperation with SARETEC on 10 November 2016.

The first training will be in March 2017. The so called SuperSolarSchool is a one week intensive course where the participants learn how to start or professionalise their solar power business in only one week. Trainers with practical experience train participants on the design of embedded generation system and the proper installation. All our alumni’s become part of the maxx I solar alumni network. Maxx offers its alumni’s frequent network meetings, access to latest market development including new technologies and even consultants with their first projects. 

For further information on Maxx-Solar Academy Cape Town, please contact:

Antje Klauss-Vorreiter and Vivian Blumel

maxx-solar & energy PTY Ltd., 100 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town 8001

Landline: +27 (0) 21 813 6561+27 (0) 72,