Valuation Resources for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Date: July 22, 2021

Location: Columbia, SC

South Carolina Chapter
Ms. Brockway
Saluda Shoals Park, River Center
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA - Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

Continuing Education
Class Time: 4 hours
Exam Hours: N/A



Who should enroll

  • Commercial appraisers
  • Residential appraisers
  • Real estate agents


  • Basic understanding of how PV systems work and understanding of appraisal methodology.


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.


Seminar Materials Include:
  • Seminar Handbook (177 pp.) 
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

Cancellation Policy


If a student wishes to cancel enrollment, a cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via email stating the reason for the cancellation and his/her AI account # to

Enrollment Cancellation Fees:

  • Up to 15 days prior to the program start date, $25 cancel fee
  • 3-14 days prior to the program start date, $50 cancel fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to the program start date, no refund will be provided

Additional Information


July 22, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


To receive credit, 100% attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs.


This seminar will be held in-person at  Saluda Shoals Park, River Center, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, 29212



This seminar provides 20 AI points.  The Georgia and South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Boards have approved 4 hours continuing education credit. 100% attendance is required for credit and will be monitored throughout the day.  


It is imperative that you check with your state regulatory board(s) for approval information before completing registration.  You may also check the Appraisal Institute’s site here for status of state approvals:  Other State Approvals


Tuition includes downloadable seminar material. It does not include a shipped printed set of material.



Seminar material is automatically provided to ALL students via a download option. Please have your computer/reader available with the downloaded material or have a printed copy of the material with you.

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the seminar material, you will have an option during the registration process to order a set. **Students requesting printed material will be charged a $15.00 material fee plus shipping in addition to the seminar tuition. (Note that if you do not receive the material shipment in time for the seminar, please download or print a copy of the material from the Education and Events section of your AI account.)

Disclaimer Information

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the program is filled, e-mail to be placed on a waiting list.   

The South Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is not responsible for students' non-refundable airline reservations, lodging, or other expenses incurred by the participant.

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the South Carolina Chapter office at least two weeks in advance.  We will arrange for reasonable accommodation.

National Disclaimer

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.