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PV 201.01 PV Site Assessor Training (Online)

Course Description

Participants in this four-week online 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.

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

Recognized CECs for Licensed Professionals

  • NABCEP recognizes advanced-level training by ISPQ Accredited training organizations to meet NABCEP CE requirements. MREA is an ISPQ accredited training organization. See or contact NABCEP at 800-654-0021 for more details on recertification.
  • BPI Recognized for 3.75 CEU Credits
  • 8.0 credit hours for WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Course Instructor

Jenny Heinzen, MREA


February 10 - March 9, 2014
Recorded (optional) weekly webinars 

Required Course Materials

  • Computer
  • Phone or VOIP
  • Basic computer skills
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (not Internet Explorer) with pop-ups enabled
  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator


  • PV 101 or equivalent
  • or NABCEP PV Entry Level or Installer Certification

Being an MREA member means getting a $20 discount on courses and free admission to The Energy Fair. Not a member? Visit our membership page to become one.

February 10th, 2014 12:00 AM   through   March 9th, 2014 5:00 PM
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595
Non-Member Price $ 270.00
Member Price $ 250.00

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