1-1/2 Day Solar Thermal Water Heating Fundamentals
*Note: This workshop is limited to 20 participants
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.
The workshop will include some hands-on components and systems on campus will be available for demonstration. Freely-available software will be shown.
Content closely aligns with the NABCEP Solar Thermal objectives.
- Describe solar thermal system designs that are appropriate for residential applications.
- List pros and cons of the various systems designs.
- Identify storage and collector needs for domestic hot water and space heating applications.
- Identify the need for, and purpose of, various hydronic components.
- Describe the installation and commissioning process for residential solar thermal systems.
- Use readily available software to estimate solar thermal system performance.
Who should attend? High school** and community college teachers, architects, engineers, builders, handy homeowners, entrepreneurs, and tradesmen and women
**Note: 5 FULL scholarships are available to the first 5 high school teachers that email firstname.lastname@example.org**
Cost: $375* (includes lunch on Friday)
*Early Registration Cost: $325 - Register by close of business day June 20th to receive discount
Students in UNC system cost: $300**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $275
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, exact location TBD
Time: Friday, July 11 9:00am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, July 12 9:00am - 1:00pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 1.0 License renewal credit for teachers, 10 LU|HSW, 10 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