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Solar Thermal - Design & Site

Course Number: 10-483-107
Credits: 3
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Description: 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)
Total Credits: 3

Prior Learning Assessments

None

Course Competencies

  1. Describe the elements of a solar thermal system design.
  2. Explain the basics of solar thermal collector mounting including roof designs.
  3. Perform a solar thermal site assessment.
  4. Utilize solar thermal system analysis software.
  5. Investigate relevant codes, permitting processes, incentives, standards, and certification requirements.
  6. Design a solar thermal system for a site and communicate the results to a site owner.