SH101 Solar Hot Water Design and Installation

SH101 Solar Hot Water Design and Installation

Event Date(s): 
05/12/14 to 05/16/14
Organized/Hosted by: 
Solar Energy International


SEI Campus
39845 Mathews Lane
United States

For More Information:

(970) 963-8855

: 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 set by NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). The standards, referred to as the Objectives and Task Analysis for Solar Water and Pool Heating Systems Installation Contractor, can be accessed online at: The 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 by IREC.
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

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
Carl Bickford
Course Instructor Credentials:

-Course instructor credentials not provided-

Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education Solar Thermal Installer Recertification