PV 201 (PV Site Assessment)

  • 25 Oct 2014
  • LincolnLand Community College
PV 201 (PV Site Assessment)-  Oct 25

Contact for registration:

Julie Rourke

Lincoln Land Community College

Director Workforce Development


The Site Assessment Certificate Program is a program of the MREA offered through the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), a recognized training provider . The MREA/ISEA  Site Assessment Certificate Program trains individuals to provide site-specific renewable energy assessment and consumer education.Since August of 2012 , the PV Site Assessment  Certificate Program has been accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

The MREA /ISEA Site Assessor Certificate provides skills training needed by professionals engaging consumers in renewable energy systems for their home s and businesses. Site assessors evaluate the energy consumption of a household or business, as well as the solar or wind resource at the location. They help clients understand system options and their benefits. They work with clients to recommend the site and size of the solar or wind system that will best fit their needs . Site assessors also estimate system production and identify the cost, incentives, and financing options available.

ISEA is proud to partner with Lincoln Land Community College to offer this educational opportunity to those interested in renewable energy job training.

Course Description

Participants in this eight-hour course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. Participants will learn how to access online tools for solar resource analysis, PV system performance calculators, and incentives.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Use site assessment tools
• Size a PV system
• Recommend a PV system type to meet a home or owner's goals
• Identify and recommend steps for energy efficiency
• Perform a load analysis
• Identify and recommend array placement options
• Quantify the solar resource
• Provide a general cost estimate
• Write a PV site assessment report
• Use web-based performance calculators
• Provide installer and equipment vendor information

$250 member

$270 non-member

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