Our experienced teachers offer training options to suit your needs and budget: either in mixed-company sessions, through a tailored course at your offices or here in Machynlleth, or online.

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PV*SOL Training

Our training can help you get the most from your PV*SOL program. Make sure you're using the software to its full potential by learning every button and feature. Begin designing all kinds of solar PV projects without delay, and produce professional reports.

To book a course contact the team:

Tel: 0845 519 7914 (local-rate)

Join our training sessions:

In mixed company courses, you will learn how to:

Upcoming Mixed Company Training Courses:

Software Course Dates Location
PV*SOL Tuesday 26th January 2016 Machynlleth (mid-Wales)
PV*SOL premium Tuesday 26th January 2016 & Wednesday 27th January 2016 Machynlleth (mid-Wales)
Training can be undertaken in mixed-company sessions, at your own offices or online

By the end of the course you will have learned how to customise solar PV systems to suit customers' specific requirements. You will be able to compare different components and configurations, offering your customers the most precise analysis.

You will have produced a professional client report with precise data and exciting graphics, including a photorealistic representation of a property with PV modules added. This will include an economic analysis report with a variety of outputs. We can also discuss your ongoing projects.

Take a look at our sample PV*SOL and PV*SOL premium course contents.

What you get from attending one of our mixed company courses:

Our trainers have many years of experience in teaching PV*SOL and PV theory, as well as technical authoring in the renewable energy industry.

You may also be interested in our two supplementary courses, MCS Shading and Solar Surveying and Key PV Concepts.

Key PV Concepts covers the foundational knowledge necessary to use PV*SOL, such as solar geometry; how inverters work; the area utilisation method for frame mounted systems and why shading matters.

MCS Shading and Solar Surveying is a one-day practical course where you will get to grips with the MCS shading methodology and become confident in conducting site surveys.


The training at the Solar Design Company was well-organised and very worthwhile, set in pleasant surroundings. Bryn had a deep understanding of the software, which together with his pleasant manner ensured a positive learning experience.

Rhys Morgan, YABenergy

The PV*SOL training was excellent; the course was well-structured and the presenter was obviously an expert in the tools used. I would recommend this training to anyone using or thinking of using PV*SOL.

Peter Gurr, Wessex Renewable Energy

The Solar Design Company gave us a very comprehensive one day's training which cleared up all the areas of PV*SOL we needed clarifying. We are now proficient users of the software and are using it on a daily basis. Please pass our thanks to the trainer who was excellent.