• Antje has been working in the PV business since 2003. In 2013 she started heading up the maxx-solar academy and in 2020, she formed the GREEN Solar Academy together with fellow director Vivian Bluemel. Antje has the overview of finances, training and project coordination.

    2020 - Managing Director of GREEN Solar Academy (Pty) Ltd.

    2013 - Director maxx-solar energy (Pty) Ltd.

    2013 - Manager: International Sales maxx-solar & energie GmbH & Co. KG

    2008 - President of DGS Turingia and Head of the DGS SolarSchool Thuringia

    2005 - 2013 - Vice president German Solar Energy Society DGS e.V.

    1999-2005 - Bauhaus University Weimar, project manager Asia within the international transfer centre Koten Weimar



    2017 Member of the SAPVIA Embedded Generation and Grid Access Subcommittee

    2016 Member of the institute of Business Advisors South Africa

    2016 Train the Trainer (IHK)

    2014 Suggestopedia Training module "moderation"

    2011 Suggestopedia Training module "basics"

    2008 PV Consulting training, DGS Solar(fach)berater

    1999 (environmental) Civil Engineering Degree (Dipl.-Ing., SAQA certified as NQF Level 8)

     See more on Antje's LinkedIn profile.


    • Project management
    • PV project financing
    • Renewable energy
    • PV basics
    • PV system design
    • Quality management in PV
    • Small PV off-grid systems
  • Anton is currently the Director of Solarvest and Solarvest Projects.

    Anton is a qualified licenced Electrician with S3 Electrical Engineering diploma. He spent 7 years in the SA Navy where he did most of his technical training.

    In 2012 Anton started his own business from his garage. Today Solarvest is one of the biggest solar equipment suppliers in KZN.

  • GREEN Trainer Braulio RochaBraulio graduated in Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering) with CPUT in Cape Town, in 2012. Shortly after, in 2013, he acquired professional training in solar and wind energy from the Portuguese training institute Master D, with a special focus on solar photovoltaic systems.

    In South Africa, Bráulio participated in the early technical trainings on solar energy, offered by the maxx-solar academy in 2014. More recently, he started to develop in the field of energy management and efficiency.

    In addition to the technical training in the fields above-mentioned, He has 8 years of professional experience in the South African energy market, mainly in the design and installation of residential, commercial, and industrial grid-tied systems. During that time, he has also been directly involved in Angolan, where he co-founded and is the manager of an energy consulting company, Gomes Rocha Engenharia.


    • 2014 Renewable Energy Diploma – Solar and Wind Energy. Master D, Lisbon, Portugal.
    • 2014 Solar Power Designer and Technician - Maxx Solar South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.
    • 2012 Electrical Engineering B. Tech – Power Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa.
    • 2021 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability – University of Cape Town (UCT) / Getsmart (South Africa)
    • 2021 Energy Efficiency Management – Terra Firma Solutions (South Africa)
    • 2016 Energy Management System (EnMS) – National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC)


    • PV Basics
    • PV system design
    • Energy Assessment
    • Energy Efficiency
  • Charity started her own company in 2018. So far she has focused on small Off Grid systems in the range of 12-48 volt. She holds a Bacjelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and joined the solar industry August 2016 as an instructor for solar energy at Young Africa  Namibia in Otjiwarongo. In 2019 she became the first female trainer in the GREEN Solar Academy.

    2019 - present Trainer at GREEN Solar Academy

    2018 - present Founder of CT Solar solution cc

    2017 - participation in SuperSolarSchool

    2016 - present Solar Instructor at Young Africa Namibia




    • Solar Basics
    • PV Design and Sizing
    • Off-Grid systems
  • Dave has been involved in the PV industry for the past 6 years following a long career in the corporate world. Utilization of renewable resources has been a passion for many, many years. Key milestones are as follows

    2017 – opening of the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe with the inaugural Sunrise Intermediate course in Zimbabwe

    2016 – completed the training requirements laid down as a prerequisite of maxx aolar, undertaking all the required courses and participating in their “Train the trainer” programme

    2013 – MOU with themaxx I solar academy to open the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe

    2011 – founder director of Sunergy (Pvt) Limited


    2016 – Accredited as a maxx  trainer


    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Benefitting less fortunate communities through the introduction of Photovoltaic systems
  • Delali has a Masters in Renewable Energy Technologies. He has been in the renewable energy industry for several years now with an expansive grasp of the energy landscape and a great in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy sector. 


    • BSc Chemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon
    • MSc in Renewable energy technologies from KNUST, Kumasi
    • Design and installation of grid-connected solar PV Systems training
    • Energy Efficiency management, Train the Trainer course


    • Renewable energy
    • News junkie
    • DIY Projects
  • Dennis is currently the Director of GREEN Solar Academy Gauteng. He also works as a trainer for our Academies in Johannesburg and Pretoria. He also owns his own solar installation company.

    Dennis as had an academic and business career for more than 30 years managing professional training. He has been constantly working to improve his skills going on to work on a Ph.D. in solar PV yield and ground mounted panel soiling.


    2021 - present Director of GSA Gauteng

    2017 - present Trainer at GREEN Solar Academy

    2015 - present Director maxx | solar academy (GREEN since 2020)

    2015 - 2020 Head of Department Professional Training at Resolution Circle

    2000 - 2010 Owner Photoweb SA


    • Masters degree in electrical and electronics engineering
    • Postcgraduate qualification in Education
    • Qualifications in Process Automation and Control


    • grid-tied solar systems
    • solar PV design
    • research
  • Dennis is an Electrical and Solar PV Energy System Engineering Consultant. He is one of our trainers at the academy in Ghana. He has been in the Solar industry since 2011. 

    He has expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Design, Installation & Maintenance of Solar PV Energy Systems (Off-grid, grid-tied and Hybrid solutions), Sustainable Energy Solutions, Energy Efficiency Practices, Energy Auditing, Project Management, and Renewable Energy System Finance and Management. 


    • He also holds a certificate of Project Management and Renewable Energy Finance and Management from the European Centre of Technology
    • MSC student from the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sustainable Energy Management Program.

    • He holds a BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Regional Maritime University.


    • youth empowerment/engagement
    • Renewable energy
    • renewable energy growth in the country.
    • Green Growth across all parts of the world.
    • Global warming and climate change
  • Dr. Matthias Klauss has more than 10 years of experience in planning and construction of photovoltaic (PV) systems ranging in size from 1 kWp to 20 MWp. He was our first master trainer and trained most of the maxx trainers. Since 2012 his work focuses on the site management of utility size PV projects in Europe, Africa and Australia.

    2011 - one of the 4 directors of the PV engineering company g2kv GmbH

    2010 - German RAL Quality Control Association for Solar Energy Systems

    2008 - Vice-President of DGS Turingia and master trainer of the DGS SolarSchool Thuringia

    2004 - CEO of the renewable engineering and consulting company BioVAG GbR

    1999-2005 - Bauhaus University Weimar, lecturer and project manager


    2004 - Enginnering phD in the field of waste management

    2000 (environmental) civil engineering  degree (Dipl.-Ing., equals SAQA NQF Level 8)


    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Quality assurance
    • Management of PV systems
    • Consulting
    • Utility size PV

    See more on Matthias's linked in profile.

  • Francis is an Electrical and Electronic engineer by profession who spent more than 20 years in the manufacturing industry in process control with emphasis on improving energy efficiencies , reduction of factory electrical maximum demand and power factor correction. A long term interest in renewable energies  drove him to join Sunergy (Pvt) as a business partner to Dave Mathews in 2016.

    2017 – opening of the maxx I solar academy Zimbabwe with the inaugural Sunrise Intermediate course in Zimbabwe

    2016 - Joined Sunergy (Pvt) ltd as a partner

    2016 – completed the training requirements laid down as a prerequisite of maxx, undertaking all the required courses and participating in their “Train the trainer” programme


    • 2016 Accreditation as maxx /DGS trainer.


    • PV Basics
    • PV system installation
    • PV system design
    • Energy management project work
    • Collaborating with NGOs in raising awareness in the use of pv to the vulnerable communities eg women and youth.
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