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.