About this course

This course will explore in depth how to model solar projects on Time-of-use (TOU) rates, and how they effect the 'value of solar' calculation. We will start by reviewing the key factors that influence the 'value of solar', and then run through some examples illustrating the effect. We will also cover how to setup and analyze proposed TOU rate schedule changes. We will run through two separate case study projects, which analyze TOU changes that California utilities are currently proposing.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the relationship between TOU rates and the 'value of solar'. This will enable them to better optimize and explain this type of analysis on their projects.

This video will utilize the Energy Toolbase software platform, which allows DER organizations to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze the economics of solar and energy storage projects.

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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 26 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Calculating the Value of Solar

  • Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Calculating the Value of Solar (26:38 minutes)
  • Presentation Materials (.pdf)

Instructor

  • Adam Gerza

    VP Business Development, Energy Toolbase
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    Adam Gerza is the VP of Business Development at Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 12 years in various project development and policy related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
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Is there a certificate of completion?
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.
Can I register multiple people?
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Reviews

4.6
Based on 28 reviews
177
students have taken this course
04/10/2020

The course is very much useful

Saravanan S
04/02/2020

Its a great course especially for those aspiring to be mini grid developers

Esther Wanza
10/29/2017
Roxanne V

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