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REST: Renewable Energy Generation with Solar Thermal Systems Online
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REST: Renewable Energy Generation with Solar Thermal Systems Online

 Export to Your Calendar 4/25/2017 to 4/29/2017
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 AM
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North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
1575 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 
United States
Presenter: North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and Everblue
Contact: JoAnn Henry

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Course Hours Count Toward:

Professional Development Hours (PDH)- 40
American Institute of Architects LU’s(AIA)- 40
NABCEP SH Installer Exam Education Requirements – 40
NABCEP Continuing Education SH Installer Recertification- 40

This course is one of eight courses housed under the award-winning Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. This six-week online workshop on Solar Thermal technology focuses on domestic solar hot water systems, but will discuss the various applications of solar thermal technology.

You will learn how to site a system based on solar fundamentals and how to size a system based on thermal load analysis.  You will explore system components, types, and designs as well as best practices regarding installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.   A hands-on installation of both a fully-operational drainback and a pressurized glycol system will cap the program.

REST Learning Objectives:
At the end of the week, you should be able to:
Identify system components
Identify system types and applications
Identify optimum sites for solar thermal systems
Identify NC code requirements for solar thermal systems
Calculate thermal load for a solar thermal system
Identify the appropriate type of solar thermal system based on application, site and load
Calculate piping and flow rates to correctly size
Design a solar thermal system given certain criteria
Troubleshoot a solar thermal system in several scenarios
Safely and correctly assist in installing 2 types of domestic solar hot water systems – a             pressurized glycol unit and a drain back system
Identify your competency level regarding the tasks on the NABCEP Solar Heating Task           Analysis and gauge readiness to take the NABCEP Solar Heating Entry Level Exam                 based on NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives.
Take and pass the optional Solar Heating  NABCEP Entry Level Exam offered at the end         of the week