This online training course addresses the fundamentals of solar water heating and solar pool heating. The course goal is to firmly establish the concepts of solar heating (aka "solar thermal") technologies. The course will familiarize students with industry history, the distribution chain, jobs in the industry, safe practices, and national codes and standards. Students will explore the different types of collectors, systems, components, and materials used in solar heating systems and determine their appropriate applications.
The course will also examine the techniques and tools used for installing solar heating equipment. Finally, students will learn how to conduct site assessments, analyze hot water loads, develop accurate system sizing and project cost estimates, and identify the economic and non-economic benefits of a solar heating system. This course prepares students to be eligible to sit for the NABCEP Solar Heating Entry Level exam.
This course was developed by and is taught by two of the solar heating industry’s most respected leaders: Chuck Marken and Vaughan Woodruff.
The Course will use the following materials:
Uniform Solar Energy Code, which will be shipped to you and is included in the price of tuition for this course.
NABCEP Solar Heating Resource Guide (downloadable for free or $34.95 in print through NABCEP.org)
Other publications such as the OSEIA Solar Construction Safety Manual will be referenced as necessary and appropriate.
-Training provider credentials not provided-
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