Silver linings with Solis

On 15 March 2020, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced 21 days of ‘lockdown’ for the whole country to try and contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Declared as a national state of disaster, the government has closed schools, banned mass gatherings and asked people to reduce all non-essential domestic travel. To help enforce the latter, those who can work from home have been requested to do so wherever possible.  

While remote working poses some difficulties around communication and can affect productivity, SegenSolar and Solis look at some ways solar installers can upskill and make the most of this period of mandatory downtime. 

An opportunity to upskill

As a solar installer, this period of lockdown feels frustrating and confusing. Yet, it is essential everyone contributes to limiting exposure in the short term so things can continue as usual in the future with as few fatalities as possible.  

If you are unable to attend Solis’ regular training sessions with solar expert James Frank or cannot complete installations as normal, take this opportunity to upskill with online training. Brush up on your knowledge of Solis inverters to become an expert on these exceptional products. Upskill, so you can upsell.  

SegenSolar offers a copy of presentations used during face-to-face training sessions via the exclusive customer portal. These presentations have been put together by the experts and provide an overview of Solis’ products — looking at how to install and sell them.  

For example, did you know Solis’ 60kW commercial inverter was designed to cater specifically to the needs of the South African market? This product is unique in that it offers both Type I and Type II DC surge protection, unlike most inverters. You can find out more about this inverter in SegenSolar’s latest blog or sign up to the portal to unlock Solis’ comprehensive presentations.  

Keeping connected

During this time of uncertainty, communication has never been more critical. Keeping up to date with co-workers, friends and family is essential to maintain a sense of normality. 

Thankfully, today’s technology offers a brilliant variety of online communication resources to keep people connected. Whether you are hosting a meeting via Zoom or staying on top of tasks with Microsoft Teams, there is a tool for everyone.

On the subject of staying connected, did you know installers and homeowners can still monitor Solis inverters with the nifty Wi-Fi or LAN data logging stick? This simple equipment from Solis keeps track of PV system performance and helps to identify faults early. These products are incredibly easy to use and are compatible with all Solis inverters. 

SegenSolar’s online offering

The SegenSolar team is working hard to put together a series of online training webinars for customers based in South Africa. These will act as temporary replacements to the in-person workshops which can no longer take place. Going forward, the webinars will offer free training material, which will be accessible for all installers as a supplement to the face-to-face sessions. 

The online tools will be available in due course, so keep an eye out on SegenSolar’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as well as the website and customer portal for more details.  

Solis’ product offering and dedication to the renewable energy industry is unmatched. Discover solar PV solutions from the market leader in inverter innovation today.