Introduction to System Advisor Model (PV 430.03)

Organized/Hosted by: 
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Event Date(s): 
Monday, September 10, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018


United States
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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