Intro to System Advisor Model (SAM) (23 PV 430.02) ONLINE
Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
Full course description
Prerequisite(s): PV 101 or NABCEP credential
This is an Online Instructor-Led Course:
- This course begins September 25, 2023 and ends October 15, 2023, you must complete 5 hours of training by the end date to receive credit for taking the course. This instructor-led online course is delivered with presentations, exercises, and quizzes. Progress is monitored daily.
- Registration ends: September 25, 2023
Live sessions are Fridays 12:00 -1:30 pm CT (9/29, 10/6) & 12-12:30 pm CT (10/13). Meet in real-time with your instructor. For those who cannot make it, they will be recorded and posted on your online course page.
This five-hour course introduces participants to the System Advisor Model (SAM). SAM is a free software for techno-economic modeling of renewable energy projects provided by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is used by project developers, system designers, researchers, and others involved in making technical and financial decisions about renewable energy projects.
Course participants will work through examples of a residential/commercial rooftop photovoltaic system and cover assumptions for system design, retail electricity rates, and building loads, and analyze model results such as performance ratio, net present value (NPV), and payback period.
Course Instructor: Paul Gilman
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