Solar Thermal Water Heating Workshop: Overview, Space Heating, and Maintenance

Event date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm


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 in both residential and commercial buildings.  This workshop will cover aspects of solar water heating, including system design, sizing, component selection, installation, performance verification, and maintenance.  A tour of a campus system is included. Content closely aligns with the NABCEP Solar Heating objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify and describe various system designs, including strategies to provide freeze protection and manage overheating.
  2. Participants will learn about common system components including collectors, mounting hardware, pumps, and controllers and how to appropriately size solar thermal systems.
  3. Participants will focus on active space heating designs that provide energy storage and thermal comfort in commercial and residential buildings.
  4. Participants will learn about the common maintenance issues associated with solar thermal installations and strategies to keep these systems at optimal performance.

Early Registration Cost: $200 (lunch included)
Cost after April 13: $250
Students in UNC system Early Registration Cost: $175
Student Cost after April 13: $200

For more information and to register, click here!

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room TBD. Park at College Street Parking Deck - attendant will let you in. See map below.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 6 LU|HSW, 6 PDH, 6 NABCEP
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


Jeremy Ferrell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and the Built Environment

Appalachian Energy Center
Contact name: 
Janet Miller
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Jamie Russell, PhD, MEng
Interim Director

828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


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