Learn how to perform effective PV site assessments.
Upon completion, you’ll know how to recommend the proper PV system for residential or small commercial projects, including system size, type, location, and projected economic impact.
(PV 201) PV Site Assessment
This eight-hour course demonstrates how to recommend a PV system size and type, estimate its annual energy production, propose a location for the array and balance of system components, and summarize the economic impact of a residential (or small commercial) project by performing a thorough site assessment of the property.
Emphasis is placed on shade analysis and mitigation techniques, using online tools for estimating energy production and calculating payback and return on investment (ROI). Participants will learn what needs to be included in a professional, accurate, and unbiased site assessment report so potential PV system owners can make an informed decision.
This is the second of the three courses required if you are pursuing your NABCEP PV Associate Credential.
This course is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) for the following licenses:
- 8 Commercial Electrical Inspector
- 7.5 Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
- 8 Journeyman Electrician (including Industrial & Residential)
- 8 Master Electrician (including Residential)
- 8 Registered Electrician
- 8 UDC-Electrical Inspector
Why Earn Your NABCEP PV Associate Credential
It’s hard knowing where to start in the PV Industry. MREA’s NABCEP training helps ease the way. NABCEP Credentials like the PV Associate (in the center of the Career Pathways) are designed to prepare people for careers in the renewable energy industry. For many people, this is the first step toward working in the PV Industry and is the prerequisite for participating in our PV Certification Course Packages.