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PV 201.02 PV Site Assessor Training

Course Description

Participants in this one-day course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. Participants will learn how to access online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculators, and incentives.

To receive the MREA PV Site Assessor Certificate, participants will need to complete this course, two practice site assessments, pass the written test, and pay a $50 exam fee.

Course Instructor

Nick Matthes, Midwest Photovoltaics

Course Objectives

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

  • Use site assessment tools
  • Size a PV system
  • Recommend a PV system type to meet a home or owner's goals
  • Identify and recommend steps for energy efficiency
  • Perform a load analysis
  • Identify and recommend array placement options
  • Quantify the solar resource
  • Provide a general cost estimate
  • Write a PV site assessment report
  • Use web-based performance calculators
  • Provide installer and equipment vendor information

Prerequisites

PV 101 Basic Photovoltaics and basic computer skills

Continuing Education Units

  • NABCEP recognizes advanced-level training by ISPQ Accredited training organizations to meet NABCEP CE requirements. MREA is an ISPQ accredited training organization. See www.nabcep.org or contact NABCEP at 800-654-0021 for more details on recertification.
  • 6.5 learning units for American Institute of Architects (AIA) - HSW
  • BPI Recognized for 3.75 CEU Credits
  • 8.0 credit hours for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Required Materials

  • Pencil, pen and paper
  • Calculator
  • Lunch

Being an Individual Membership gets you $20 off of each course. Not a member, but want to be? Simply go to the membership page to become one.

May 11th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
3700 W PIerce St
Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee, WI 53215
United States

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Non MREA Member Price $ 270.00
MREA Member Price $ 250.00

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