Thinking about going solar?

Thinking about going solar for your home? Get all of your questions answered at this free online class sponsored by the Marin County Sustainability Team, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center. This course is ideal for property owners interested in lowering utility bills and ‘going solar.’ This class was originally planned to be held in-person at a location in Marin County. Due to public health concerns, we are offering it as a webinar-only session. If you're interested in signing up for the course, please click here.

Instructor: Martin Herzfeld 

Martin Herzfeld is an IREC Certified Master Trainer™ for PV Installation Professional, one of the few in California.  He is also a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Accredited Training and Continuing Education Provider, as well as an OSHA-Authorized Construction trainer.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Energy (Photovoltaics) at a community college in Sacramento, CA.

  • Overview
  • Electricity and Grid Fundamentals
  • PV Technology
  • Finances

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will:

  • Become familiar with basic PV terminology and policy factors.
  • Recognize the components of PV systems and understand how a system is designed.
  • Understand the concept of net metering in the context of electricity flow and billing.
  • Learn the key cost factors of PV systems, before and after accounting for relevant incentives.