The PV Development for Institutions course was inspired by and designed upon lessons learned from the MREA’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) award, the Solar Endowment: A PV Investment Roadmap for U.S. Universities and Foundations. Through this project, the MREA partnered with higher education institutions to develop campus plans for investing in large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. The MREA guided campus teams through the project development process, including engaging relevant stakeholders, evaluating relevant legal and regulatory restrictions, analyzing energy use and potential sites, modeling investment returns, and preparing competitive solicitation documents. By expanding and applying these efforts to a new cohort of higher education institutions through the PV Development for Institutions course, the MREA seeks to further enable the higher education community to deploy PV and make investments that advance their foundation and sustainability goals.
The course will run January 29 through March 25, 2018, prefaced by MREA’s PV 101: Basic Photovoltaics course running in January 2018.
The Winter 2018 cohort is now full. Please check back for updates regarding the next offering.