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Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar

CALL   Date: August 19 - 20, 2019, Get Set for the 2020 Mandate - Only West Coast Offering   Location: Salida, CA
Category  Other [Oth]  
Attendance Hours  14.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 415.00 AI Price *  
$ 515.00 Full Price *  
* includes late fee
Late Fee  $ 30.00  
Timothy P. Runde, MAI  
Name  University of Phoenix - Modesto Campus  
Address  5330 Pirrone, Building B  
City  Salida  
State  CA  
Zip  95368  
Click Here to check state approvals
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Northern California
Contact Name  Lisa M. Estes  
Phone  (925) 932-7753  
Fax  (925) 932-7754  

Solar photovoltaic system installations are continuing to increase as the price becomes more feasible in the many markets. Appraisers will find the valuation a challenge without knowledge of the technology and data available to use the methodology most appropriate. Appraisers must expand their knowledge base to understand how electricity is priced, how solar PV is priced, and how solar PV functions to develop a credible value. If you are seeking education that will hone your skills or teach you new ones, this is the course for you. Residential and commercial appraisers will work together to apply an income capitalization approach and cost approach to valuing energy produced for solar PV systems. All you need is a tablet or iPad, with Internet access, and you’ll be able to use free software to value the energy that solar systems produce. Please note. This course does not address utility-scale solar (solar farms), solar thermal, or other on-site renewable energy generation.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Comprehend and identify the solar PV language.
• Identify and understand the documents and data necessary to value solar PV systems.
• Describe, understand, and analyze solar PV components and their relevance to market valuation.
• Develop a credible value opinion using the tools, worksheets, and resources provided.
• Recognize potential valuation problems, including appraisal standards and lender-underwriter concerns.

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

This course is approved for 15 GBCI CE Hours by the USGBC.

Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Schedule (PDF)
• Appraisers

• Assessors

• Underwriters

• Lenders

• Builders

• Real estate agents

• Quality control personnel

• Architects

• Engineers

• Solar installers
• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
Laptop computer, iPad, or tablet. This course uses Ei Value, a web-based application. Therefore, a laptop computer, iPad, or tablet is required; an iPhone also may work, but is not ideal. Please note. Government or corporate students with security measures in place on their devices may have issues with accessing the webpage. Please provide your IT department with the hyperlink to the webpage in order to receive access. Note: You must be able to access the Internet on Day 2.

Please Note: If you choose to download materials, it is best to bring a printed hard copy to class since it is difficult to change computer screens to find the data needed for using the software in solving the case studies.

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts OR
An Introduction to Valuing Commercial Green Buildings seminar OR
Valuation of Green Residential Properties seminar

Designated members who are on or interested in being on the Registry for the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program must take this course.
  For Further Reading  
  Residential Green Valuation Tools  
  The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $45.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 13 days prior to program start date, $65.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
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Important reminders, changes, attendance verification, etc. will/may be sent to you from the following email - so be sure you are able to accept emails from this address.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations can be emailed to We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, or cancel/modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by July 19 or due to other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded. All other costs incurred are the registrant’s responsibility.

Special Accommodations
Special accommodations are available for individuals who have been professionally diagnosed as physically or learning disabled and can provide appropriate documentation in writing prior to the offering. Without advanced notification, accommodation may not be available.

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the facility in which this event is being held is liable for lost or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to calculators, laptops, cell phones, etc. By registering for this event, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time and that your contact information may be placed in a roster designed for networking purposes.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
  Additional Information  

Course Location
University of Phoenix - Modesto Campus
5330 Pirrone - Building B
Salida, CA

Course Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00am on Monday, August 19 followed by instruction from 8:30am – 5:00pm. On Tuesday, August 20, instruction will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm followed by the 1-hour multiple choice exam.

Required Equipment
A laptop, iPad or tablet is required. A financial or HP-12C (recommended) calculator is also required. You must be familiar with calculator operations when the course begins. Answers to problems in the course material are shown using the HP-12C. Students should not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator. Take advantage of the following free calculator review and sample problem exercises. Students should bring paper and pen/pencil for taking notes. A No. 2 pencil is required for the exam.Bring paper and pen/pencil for taking notes.

Optional Texts
While the texts below are not required for this offering (nor are they included in the tuition fee) - they are great additions to every appraisal library! Shipping fees do not apply to texts reserved for pick-up at registration.

NEW! The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate (2017)
AI - $65
Standard / Non-AI - $81
Add $6.75 for advanced shipment of text.

An Introduction to Green Homes (2010)
AI - $38
Standard - $49
Add $3.50 for advanced shipment of text

Residential Green Valuation Tools
AI - $54.25
Standard - $65.00
Add $6.45 for advanced shipment of text

Text prices include CA sales tax. All texts are sent via U.S. Mail or UPS. To order texts, please contact the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 or by August 9.

Education Credit Hours
Full (100%) attendance is required for education credit; partial credit not available.

Appraisal Institute: Full (100%) attendance and successful completion of the course exam enables Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates to receive 200 points. Attendance only (no exam) 150 points. Note: Those taking this course to meet Professional Development requirements must have full attendance and successfully complete the course exam.

BREA Basic/Qualifying: Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar is not approved as a qualifying education (BE/QE) offering.

BREA Continuing: Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar is approved for 14-hours (#16CP754601231) of BREA CEC for licensed/certified appraisers seeking renewal credit. Full attendance (100%) is required. Successful completion of the exam is not required for BREA CEC.

Verification of Attendance Certificates
Verified certificates will be returned to you via email from the Appraisal Institute's National Office within 15-working days of the conclusion of the offering; watch for an email from "". The Chapter Office does not receive copies of your attendance verification for this course. Those in need of Express Verification should contact prior to the conclusion of this offering.

The following hotels are within proximity to the University of Phoenix - Modesto Campus:

Hampton Inn & Suites - 209/543-3650
4921 Sisk Road, Salida

Best Western Townhouse Lodge - 209/527-7261
909 – 16th Street, Modesto

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - 209/543-9009
4300 Bangs Avenue, Modesto

For additional lodging options in the Modesto area visit -
Room blocks have not been secured at any of the inns above.

Directions and Parking
- For best results when using your navigation system, enter the complete/exact street address - 5330 Pirrone, Building B, Salida, CA.
- Ample complimentary onsite parking is available

Dress in Layers
Meeting room temperatures are often difficult to control. Therefore, for your comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.

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