SEI Launches New Online Solar Heating Course - SHOL101: Solar Heating Fundamentals
Solar Photovoltaic technolgoies may be the sexiest thing going in renewables, but solar thermal is still HOT! Solar professionals considering expanding their technical skill set beyond Photovoltaic technologies should check Solar Energy International's (SEI) ST101: Solar Hot Water Design and Installation starting May 20th or SEI's NEW Solar Thermal Online Course: SHOL101: Solar Heating Fundamentals - starting Nov. 4th. Register today - these session are going to fill fast!
More info: http://www.solarenergy.org/solar-training-thermal
SHOL101: Solar Heating Fundamentals
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.
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.
• 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
• 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
• Lessons Learned
• Tours of Working Systems
About Solar Energy International
Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization to help others to use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance.
Our vision is focused on helping create a more sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. Through our work, we see clear opportunities to influence people's thinking and behaviors towards energy efficiency and the use of natural, sustainable methods of energy production and utilization.
Solar Energy International is a 501(c)(3) Equal Opportunity Institution and Employer, and is not affiliated with any dealer, manufacturer, distributor, or any other renewable energy commercial enterprise.
Media contact for SEI is Christopher Turek, Director of Online and Student Services - chris(at)solarenergy(dot)org - 970-963-8855 x115 - http://www.solarenergy.org