Solar Energy Technician: Solar Thermal Systems (ETP 1420)
SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS (ETP-1420): The 3-credit course covers the background, essential theory, principles and future of the solar thermal systems. Topics covered are solar fundamentals, solar water heating systems and components, systems installation, check-out and commissioning procedures, troubleshooting and repair, solar pool heating systems, code and safety issues. Each course participant is assigned a project to design, install, and test a simple active direct solar heating system. The hands-on workshop includes electrically wiring and testing the pump and the photovoltaic panel, plumbing activities, as well as the mechanical and electrical installation of the solar thermal system components.
Read the Associate Handbook for further credentialing information.
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Course Format Options: In-Person
Qualifies for SH Associate Exam: Yes