Valuation Resources for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

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Who should enroll
  • Commercial appraisers
  • Residential appraisers
  • Real estate agents
Recommended
Basic understanding of how PV systems work and understanding of appraisal methodology.
 
Description
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Photovoltaic systems, also called PV systems, generate electricity from the sun. When added to a property, PV systems can power home appliances, lights, air conditioning, cell phones, and other electrical devices. There are over one and a half million households, nearly a 2% residential adoption rate, in the United States with solar energy systems, and the number of solar installations is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.
 
For most appraisers, however, developing the value of solar is a new frontier. But as the demand grows for appraisers who can properly value solar homes, forward-thinking appraisers will have a market edge. They’ll be able to differentiate themselves from their peers by serving as a local source of information on solar.
Objectives
  • Describe a host-owned solar photovoltaic array and the appraisal problem it presents.
  • Analyze utility bills to arrive at an accurate kilowatt-hour (kWh) cost.
  • Illustrate the importance of accurate solar PV system characteristics.
  • List studies, education, and resources regarding solar PV valuation.
  • List the components of a solar PV system.
  • Identify the characteristics and benefits of storage batteries.
Prerequisites None.


Refer to this page for details of state approval hours for this course.

  • Attended Only:

    20
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  • Attended Only:

    15
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    15
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

  • Pass Exam Only:

4 hours
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None specified.
Valuation Resources for Solar Photovoltaic Systems by the Appraisal Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This material is based upon work by Elevate Energy supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), under Award Number DE-EE0007322.
 
This class does not address all aspects of PV valuation and only addresses host-owned PV systems. To learn more about leased systems, power purchase agreements, community-shared solar, and for a more in-depth explanation of the parts of a PV system, consider taking Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar
 


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