Workshop: Solar Photovoltaic Investment Analysis & the ‘System Advisor Model’ (SAM) Decision Support Tool

Organized/Hosted by: 
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017


United States
$35/day; Or 2 -days @ $60

Want to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems?
Interested in evaluating a solar PV project for your farm?
Want to learn how to conduct a financial analysis for a solar PV project you are exploring?
Compare different project bids on a uniform basis?
Are you curious about how specific details (e.g., fees, grants, etc.) impact project viability?
Want to learn the basics of solar project analysis?
Or, do you want to learn more about a freely available project decision support tool developed by US DOE NREL?

If "YES" to any of the above, you might be interested in our upcoming workshop titled "Solar Photovoltaic Investment Analysis & DOE NREL’s
‘System Advisor Model’ (SAM) Decision Support Tool" to be held December 13 & 14 in Danville, VA. Attend one or both days.

Day one will focus on: Estimating System Production, Assessing System Cost, Forecasting the Value of Electricity, Understanding Incentives, Conducting a Financial Analysis, and the USDA REAP grant program

Day two will be a Hands-on Workshop Using the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s System Advisor Model (SAM) Decision Support Tool, Laptop Required!

Register for either or both days online at:

Informational YouTubes referenced in flyer from a recorded webinar available at:
Solar PV Finance Analysis & SAM Overview:
SAM Overview (excerpt):

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