Introduction to System Advisor Model (PV 430.03)
Online – September 10 - September 30, 2018
MREA Members: $130
This three week, 5-hour intermediate-to-advanced level course uses a combination of mandatory webinars, presentations, and practice exercises (assignments) to introduce students to System Advisor Model (SAM). SAM is a free software for techno-economic modeling of renewable energy projects provided by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is used by project developers, system designers, researchers, and others involved in making technical and financial decisions about renewable energy projects. Course participants will work through examples of a residential/commercial rooftop photovoltaic system and cover assumptions for system design, retail electricity rates, and building loads, and analyze model results such as performance ratio, net present value (NPV), and payback period.
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