Valuation Resources for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Date: October 14, 2020

Location: Virtual Classroom, MD

Washington DC Metropolitan Area Chapter
Mr. Houstle
Virtual Classroom
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA
Please note that you must have a webcam on your computer to verify attendance.

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


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 many 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. Set yourself apart; register today!

You'll learn how to...

  • 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.


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

Additional Information

Class will be held from 1:00pm - 5:00pm ET. Zoom login information will be sent to all registrants in advance. The site will be open for sign in at 12:45pm ET. You must sign in before 1:00pm ET.

National Disclaimer

Virtual Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved Virtual education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for virtual education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

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.