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IBC Solar has teamed up with TÜV Rheinland to establish a training course that will allow for the qualification of IBC’s premium partners as TÜV-accredited technical reviewers for PV systems. Participants take part in four practical seminar blocks – to be completed within 12 months – that will qualify experts in the technical aspects of PV installations and will also equip them to deal with queries on the systems from customers.

Requirements for entry into the program – besides the applicant’s having to be a premium partner of IBC – include proven electro-technical basic knowledge and a minimum of a year’s experience in planning and constructing of PV systems. The TÜV Rheinland-certified qualification is valid for three years and can be extended for another three years with a one-day refresher course.

Modules include PV system error identification, PV measuring techniques and contract law. The majority of the courses take place in the IBC Solar Competence Center, carried out by training staff from the TÜV Rheinland Akademie and IBC Solar.