Intor to System Advisor Model (PV 430.01)

Organized/Hosted by: 
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Event Date(s): 
Monday, February 19, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018


online course
United States
$150 Non-members, $130 MREA Members

Introduction to System Advisor Model (PV 430.01)
ONLINE – February 19 - March 11, 2018
Non-members: $150
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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Training Information

Paul Gilman (NREL)
Training Provider Credentials: 
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification