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Course #700: Solar Thermal Design and Installation

Call us today at
(888) 492-8073.
STI presents a professional solar thermal installation class, covering both solar hot water and solar pool heating systems. This course is ideal for anyone wanting professional, hands-on training in solar thermal systems installation.

This 5 day hands-on training is designed for industry professionals wanting to add solar thermal systems to their offerings and for individuals seeking certification for career advancement within the solar power industry.

The course blends theory with applied practice to provide the full range of knowledge and skills required to efficiently and safely install solar thermal systems – and advise customers on the best systems to select and how to receive the financial benefits available.

You’ll learn:

  • The foundational principles of solar system theory and solar resources
  • The components of a solar thermal system
  • How to choose which system (Closed Loop Glycol or Drain Back) to install in specific situations
  • The three collector types, and why to use one instead of another
  • The financial impact of solar thermal systems for your customers – rebates, local and federal tax credits, potential electric bill changes
  • Understanding and fulfilling permit requirements
  • The differences between Commercial and Residential installations
  • Key safety considerations
  • How to size solar thermal systems for maximum effectiveness
  • How to perform an installation through hands-on experience in STI’s Solar Lab:
    • Site analysis and shading
    • Racking systems
    • Collectors
    • Piping and Auxiliary Heat
  • What happens after installation:  commissioning, data monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting
After attending the class and passing the final exam, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion showing your successful graduation from this 40-hour course.  This Certificate is important for employers, and serves as proof of professional credibility on your resume or website.

The course curriculum is designed to meet the NABCEP Solar Thermal Entry Level Learning Objectives which are identified as appropriate and relevant for Entry Level Solar Thermal educational and knowledge assessment programs.

Who should attend:
Professionals with experience in plumbing, HVAC, or swimming pool installation, general contractors and Solar PV contractors, and individuals with plumbing, swimming pool, or piping skills will gain valuable skills that will help them advance their businesses and professional careers.

What time: 8am to 4pm each day.

How much:  The fee is $1,995 per person. Discounts are given to 2 or more people from the same company. A payment plan is available to students that qualify. Fee includes course includes materials.

How to Register: We offer the following options to register for this class. Class size is limited, so we recommend that you register early to guarantee a seat.

1. By phone – simply call us at (888) 492-8073 and we'll process your registration over the phone.
2. Mail a check – Send a check along with an application to 9155 Brown Deer Road, Suite 7, San Diego CA 92130.

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