Solar Thermal Water Heating
Solar thermal is an attractive solar technology that can offset a significant fraction of cost and carbon emissions associated with domestic hot water production and space heating. The workshop will cover all aspects of residential solar water heating, including system design, sizing, component selection, installation, and performance verification. Participants will learn about the typical costs, economics and maintenance involved with a solar thermal system.
A tour of a campus system is included. Content closely aligns with the NABCEP Solar Thermal objectives.
Cost: $250 (includes lunch)
Students in UNC system cost: $200
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, College of Education Building - Room 124 A , park at College Street Parking Deck
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW, 7 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Brian Raichle is an Associate Professor of Appropriate Technology in the ASU Department of Technology and Environmental Design. He is an experimental physicist by training, and has for the past 10 years applied his skills to the teaching, installing, and researching of renewable energy systems. Lately he has focused on dynamic performance testing of solar systems and landfill gas monitoring, but remains involved in a wide range of diverse projects.
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University
Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608