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Solar Thermal Training - Solar Hot Water Design and Installation

Course ID: SH102LStatus: Completed
Duration: 5 Days
Start Date May 12, 2014
End Date: May 16, 2014
Instructor: Carl Bickford
Tuition: $895.00


Category: Solar Training (Thermal)

Course Description: Participants in this workshop will learn the theory, design considerations and installation strategies necessary to install and maintain a solar domestic hot water system. Passive solar water heaters, drainback systems, antifreeze systems, and photovoltaic powered systems are discussed in depth, as well as an introduction to pool and space heating systems. The workshop will include some hands-on labs and tours of solar hot water systems. 

This course is based on standards, Objectives and Task Analysis for Solar Water and Pool Heating Systems Installation, set by NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners).  TThe 3 day training counts for 24 educational hours and the 5 day training counts for 40 educational hours towards the NABCEP Solar Thermal Installer Certification and is accredited through IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council).

Topics Include:
• Collectors
• Different Types of Solar Hot Water Systems, including:
  - Passive Batch Water Heaters
  - Thermosyphon Systems
  - Drainback Systems
  - Closed-loop Anti-Freeze Systems
  - PV Powered Pumped Systems
• Components
• OG 100 and OG 300
• Solar Site Analysis
• Design and Sizing
• Installation How-tos
• Mounting Strategies
• Codes and Safety
• Space Heating
• Radiant Floor Heating
• Pool Heating
• Commercial Systems
• Maintenance
• Lessons Learned
• Tours of Working Systems


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