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SW 101.12 Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

In this 8-hour course, students will learn the basics of how Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems (SDHW) work and their economic impacts with emphasis on northern climate systems. This class will prepare students for entry level work in the solar water heating field and will help facilities managers, architects, planners, home owners and government officials to understand the workings and benefits of solar domestic hot water systems.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

·       Identify solar water heating system components and describe their functions

·       Differentiate between SDHW system types

·       Compare and contrast SDHW system types with specific reference to freeze protection,  components, best use, performance, efficiency, complexity, cost, and longevity           

·       Conduct a domestic hot water load analysis

·       Outline the procedure for appropriate siting of a SDHW system

·       Use consumer, system, and site information to size a SDHW system

AIA/CES Approved 6.5 LU/HSW/SD

Course Instructor: 


Course Materials/Prerequisites:
Materials Required:
Pencil or pen


Materials Recommended:

Text, Solar Water Heating:  A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz




May 21st, 2011 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
222 N La Salle
Near North National Title
Main Conference Room/Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595 ext. 112
Non-Member Price $ 110.00
Member Price $ 90.00

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