Fronius to open the “24 hours of sun Academy”

8/2/19, 11:33 AM -

Fronius is intensifying its installers training with a “24 hours of sun Academy”, that will be opening at the company’s headquarters in Wels (Upper Austria).

Training of installers at Fronius.
Training of solar installers at Fronius.

“We have a clear goal,” explains Martin Hackl, Global Director Solar Energy. “We want to give installers the very best support and equip them so they can expertly support their customers in their personal energy revolution.” To achieve this goal, in September Fronius International GmbH will be opening a new training centre at its headquarters in Wels. A team of experienced PV experts at the “24 hours of sun Academy” will cover key topics based on real-life examples, and share specialist know-how relating to renewable energy solutions for homes and commercial applications. Participants will be taught practical aspects covering configuration, planning, commissioning and maintenance for all fields in energy sector integration, including photovoltaics, storage systems heating/cooling and e-mobility as well as monitoring and analysis. Qualification training will also be held for Fronius System Partners. Training modules are specifically tailored to the requirements and wishes of the customer.

Equipped for every challenge

“The energy revolution means new and complex areas are increasingly opening up such as e-mobility, battery and heat storage technologies plus the interconnection of sectors that demand a high degree of new know-how,” explains Volker Haider, Head of Training & Education at Fronius Solar Energy. “We help installers to get equipped for the challenges of today and tomorrow.” The latest teaching and learning methods will be applied in the ‘24 hours of sun Academy’, including a mix of presentations, workshops and practical exercise units, that are precisely tailored to the requirements and wishes of the group. The participants will work on real devices and practise situations they will be confronted with in real life. “These methods will help us to effectively communicate the key information,” continues Haider. The concept is supplemented by an extensive portfolio of webinars, e-learning courses and training videos that trainees can follow online.

Personal support and continuing development

As well as training the participants, Haider believes it is essential that those attending should feel comfortable when attending the courses. So, it is important to give students personal support and take time for them. “Our intention at the 24 hours of sun Academy is that learning should be fun and that, when they leave us, attendees are able to use the knowledge they have gained. There is a great need to support our customers and partners in their continuing development, and so help them gain a competitive edge,” he emphasises. Training courses will be held at the “24 hours of sun Academy” more or less every week of the year.

Volker Haider, Head of Training & Education at Fronius Solar Energy.

 “One of the best things about this job is time and again seeing customers leave full of enthusiasm at the end of the training, because our sustainable approach has really sunk in. This way the vision of 24 hours of sun starts to become real, with installers who have become real partners and people who will make the energy revolution happen,” enthuses Haider. (HCN)

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