Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar Series begins May 7

March 4, 2019 • Elena Elisseeva

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest. Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.
This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions. Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment. The webinars are free, but space is limited.
Contact Information:
F. John Hay:
Eric Romich:
Webinar Schedule: All times are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Part 1: Estimating System Production
Date: May 7

Part 2: Assessing System Cost
Date: May 9
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity
Date: May 14
Part 4: Understanding Incentives 
Date: May 16

Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis 
Date: May 21
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example
Date: May 23