- A basic analysis of clients energy needs, and current energy usage
- Recommendations for energy efficiency
- Analysis of the renewable energy resource(s) at the site
- Estimate of appropriate renewable energy resource(s)
- Recommendations for a appropriate renewable energy system(s) to meet the clients needs
- Estimate of the energy (kWH or therms) that the renewable energy system(s) will produce
- Information on the best place to site the system(s)
- A general cost estimate for the system(s)
- Ideas for the next steps the client can take to make the system a reality
- Written report on the outcome of the site assessment, which includes the information outlined above.
- Your own single family residence
- Your neighbor’s single family residence
- The single family residence of friends or family
Unacceptable sites for residential practice site assessment reports include:
- Non-profit, non-residential buildings
- Commercial buildings and businesses
- Multi-family dwellings
When submitting your practice site assessments keep in mind the following:
- Both practice site assessment reports need to be uploaded to your tech mentor within 365 days of completing a MREA recognized site assessor course.
- Upload practice reports for your tech mentor to review one at a time. If both reports are submitted at once the second report will not be reviewed.
- Reports must use the most current report templates posted in the MREA Moodle Resources and Forums area.
- Do not submit first drafts. Submit only your best work.
- Images must be resized appropriately and be of good resolution.
- Keep total file sizes close to 5 MB. Keep in mind that future reports will likely be sent electronically to your client and perhaps to a utility or public benefits program. For help compressing your files there are instructional threads posted in MREA Moodle Resources and Forums area.
- Technology mentors are compensated only for reviewing and providing feedback on the technical merit of a practice report.
The tech mentoring process often involves one or two revisions of your original report to get it up to passing standards. You should not submit your second report until your first report has been fully approved.