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Renewable Energy-Solar Thermal

Certificate Number 904822

Explore renewable energy with a focus on solar thermal systems.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Discuss and promote the benefits of renewable energy systems.
. Assess, design and operate solar thermal energy systems.
. Collect and distribute data generated by renewable energy systems.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 104824, Solar Energy Technology

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-480-101 Energy-Intro Renewable & Susta
4
10-482-126 Introduction to Solar
4
10-483-107 Solar Thermal Design & Site
3
10-483-108 Solar Thermal-Advanced
4

Certificate Total
15

Course Descriptions

10-480-101 Energy-Intro Renew & Sustain...an overview of various renewable energy technologies and sustainable design practices and their current applications. Emphasis will be placed on policies, renewable energy production, green products and jobs.

10-482-126 Intro to Solar...an overview of the use of sunlight to produce heat and electricity and the practical and economical use of solar power and solar thermal systems. Learn the importance of energy efficiency and the economics of solar hybrid designs.

10-483-107 Solar Thermal Design & Site...learn steps to performing a site audit prior to installation of a solar thermal system. Focus on defining the solar window, system site placement and sizing, lead analysis and energy efficiency. (Prerequisite: 10-482-126, Intro to Solar)

10-483-108 Solar Thermal-Advanced...topics include safety, system design and layout, component selection, mounting collectors, plumbing and insulation copper pipe, storage tank installation, heat exchanger and circulation pump. (Prerequisite: 10-482-126, Intro to Solar)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.