PV Site Assessment (PV 201.07)

This course demonstrates how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business.

October 21-November 17, 2019

Host
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Event Description

This eight-hour course demonstrates how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform a load analysis
  • Identify and recommend steps for energy efficiency
  • Analyze an electrical bill
  • Use shade analysis tools (Solar Pathfinder™)
  • Estimate energy production with online tools (PVWatts®)
  • Quantify a site’s solar resource, using the Solar Pathfinder & PVWatts Calculator
  • Identify and recommend PV array location
  • Identify and recommend balance of system location
  • Recommend a PV system type and size to meet client goals
  • Estimate system costs and basic cash flow analysis
  • Identify applicable rebates, incentives, and taxes
  • Address non-financial benefits of PV systems
  • Write a professional PV site assessment report
Cost
$150-$170