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Sept. 26-27, Oct. 4 | Solar Hot Water 3-day Training | Stiebel-Eltron, Hatfield MA- Co-op Power is organizing a three-day Solar Hot Water technical training led by Peter Skinner, the founder of E2G Solar, and author of Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, with additional training support from Stiebel-Eltron. The training is designed for individuals with substantial prior HVAC, roofing, plumbing, or construction experience, and is an ideal chance for a business owner to learn the essentials required to add solar hot water as a new service option. For details, visit: www.eventbrite.com
Green Trainings | Vermont Technical College | Introduction to Solar PV | Various Dates
This five-day introductory course will prepare you to work at an entry level in the solar industry and will provide you with the knowledge to take the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam. The 40-hour program combines lecture and discussion, in-class and out-of-class exercises, and hands-on activities. Topics covered will include: PV markets and applications, safety basics, solar energy fundamentals, system components, system sizing and design. Click here for the course flyer.
Green Trainings | Vermont Technical College | Introduction to Solar Hot Water | Various Dates
The push for solar hot water systems is on! This two-day Introduction to Solar Hot Water workshop will give you a solid foundation, covering how solar hot water systems work, installation basics, and the equipment required. Course format will include both classroom training and applied learning. Here’s what will be covered: Basics of solar design, solar site analysis, and types of solar thermal systems; Understanding SRCC ratings, necessary system components, and common code concerns; storage tank and expansion tank sizing; roof and ground mounting approaches; system control options and intro to heating systems. Click here for more information.
HeatSpring Learning Institute | Solar Hot Water Design & Installation Training | Various Dates
Solar hot water (thermal) systems have been around for decades, but have never been as popular as they are today. Bob Ramlow is one of two ISPQ certified independent master trainers in the Solar Thermal industry. His book, ‘Solar Water Heating’, is recognized as a comprehensive design and installation manual and serves as our guide for preparing for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. This 40 hour course includes a text book, video lessons, reading assignments, quizzes, discussion, homework problems, and design software. It’s the most comprehensive course available for building professionals getting into solar.
HeatSpring Learning Institute | Solar PV Installer Bootcamp | Various Dates
This intensive solar training teaches you to design, install, and sell solar PV (electric) systems, plus helps you pass the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. The training combines 16 hours of online lessons including reading assignments, worksheets and other prep with a 3 day classroom based boot camp including hands-on exercises and face to face time with an ISPQ Certified Master Trainer. Completing this course qualifies students take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam. The blended format of this course is designed to keep time off-the-job to minimum, and present the material in a variety of formats to allow for a variety of student learning styles. This course can qualify an individual for provisional photovoltaic partnership with REV. Please contact REV for more information.
* Please note, HeatSpring Learning Institute hosts a number of Solar Hot Water, Solar Photovoltaic, and Geothermal courses. Click here to explore upcoming courses.
Building for Social Responsibility | Solar Hot Water Workshops
This two-day workshop trains building professionals in the art of solar hot water design and installation. Day 1 introduces domestic solar hot water systems, component details, design considerations, and installation. Day 2 focuses on solar space heating potential, advanced system components, software applications for the trade, economic paybacks and incentives. This course is designed for builders, plumbers, architects, and engineers interested in broadening their services to clients by offering solar hot water services. Sixteen AIA continuing credits available. REV approved solar thermal installer course. Click here to learn more…
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