Thursday, October 2, 2014
Thursday October 2nd 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday October 4th 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday October 11th 9:00am-3:00pm
$285.00 for members
$325.00 for non-membersClass Location
3300 Century Avenue N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Participants 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 resources analysis, PV system performance calculators and incentives.
Instructor-assigned fieldwork of approximately five hours is expected for completion of this course. To receive the MREA (Midwest Renewal Energy Association) PV Site Assessor Certificate, you will need to complete this course, two practice site assessments through an $80 mentoring process, pass the written test given by the MREA and pay a $50 exam fee. After this is completed, you will hold a PV site assessment certificates through the MREA, the only recognized site assessor certificates in this region. This will allow you to be listed and contacted for work through MREA's website as an independent site assessor. This hands-on course will cover Photovoltaic Site Assessor 201 as listed on the MREA website.
The site assessment certificate is a valuable credential that:
*establishes an entry-level competency that is valuable to employers in the renewable energy field
*serves as an add-on certificate to other principle skills or credentials in the green jobs industry including system design, installation, sales, finance, research, and policy
*is a benchmark in the training and experience required for NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) PV Technical Sales certification.
You must have taken Photovoltaic 101 before registering for this class.
If you are a Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) member, you can receive a $40 discount on the course fee. Please contact the Century College registration office at (651) 779-3341 to receive the discounted rate. Become a member of MRES by clicking here.
Please click here to register on the Century College Website!