Valuation Resources for Photovoltaic Systems (Online)

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Who should enroll This class is for appraisers who have a basic understanding of how PV systems work and understand appraisal methodology.

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 and pieces of a PV system, consider taking Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar.
Description 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
  • List the components of a solar PV system and the appraisal challenge 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.
Prerequisites None


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

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3 hours
90

Yes. Participants must complete mandatory assignments in this program. Please plan your time accordingly and allow up to 5 days for the instructor to review your assignments. The instructor may ask for a re-submission of incomplete assignments. You may advance through the program while you are waiting for your instructor to review your work. You may also contact the instructor to request expedited review.

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Attribution:
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.

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