This one day course introduces participants to the heart of PV market success. The NC Solar Center’s maintains the Database of State Incentives for Renewable energy (DSIRE) for the entire nation. DSIRE is the “go to” resource for all renewable energy policy and incentives driving their respective markets. During the first half of this one day course, our in-house DSIRE staff lecture on local, utility, state and federal policy and incentives fostering PV implementation. The second portion of the course illustrates the use of a comprehensive, internally developed, financial modeling calculator.
Understand PV incentives and policies
Navigate the DSIRE website to search for specific policies or incentives
Identify Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards(REPS) and understand significance
Identify Renewable Energy Credits (RECS) and understand significance
Understand modified accelerated cost recovery systems(MACRS) or federal depreciation
Understand payback models
Understand why solar is a good investment vehicle
Input PV project variables into financial calculator
Interpret financial calculator models and graphs for clients
-Course instructor credentials not provided-
-Course hours accreditation not provided-
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