Accurately Calculate the "Avoided Cost" of A Solar Project - Self Study

Online

Author: Adam Gerza

Subjects: Solar: Energy Finance, Solar: Marketing and Sales

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Description

This course covers how to precisely calculate the dollar savings (aka avoided cost) of a solar project. We will review the difference between 'average blended cost' and 'average blended savings' and run through some real world modeling examples. Enrollment includes a tutorial lecture, slides and a quiz.

Energy Toolbase allows users to accurately, objectively and transparently calculate the avoided cost of solar and energy storage projects. The software can also be used to optimize a project for $/kWh blended savings.

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.

Author

Adam Gerza

COO, Energy Toolbase

Adam Gerza is the COO of Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 9 years in various project development, policy and finance related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for 5 years for a bank and later a hedge...[more]

Course Outline

Accurately calculating – avoided cost of solar

  • Accurately calculating – avoided cost of solar (Video - 23:22 minutes)
  • Slide deck (Download .pdf)

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