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CESA 0178 - Introduction to Solar Water Heating

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Introduces solar water heating technology and its common applications, including swimming pools, domestic hot water and hydronic heating. Participants will be introduced to main classes of solar collectors, including glazed, unglazed and evacuated tubes. They will be taught how to assess the solar resource at a particular site, and understand how various siting issues may affect system performance. The course will review the most common types of systems and their components, including performance estimates to enable appropriate sizing of systems. Participants will be taught installation basics, and what decisions can help effectively implement common systems in today’s solar technology market.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify purpose and function of system components.
  • Differentiate between common types of collectors.
  • Analyze performance curves for solar collectors.
  • Assess solar resource for a location.
  • Estimate performance of a system in a location.
  • Assess projects development options in today’s market.

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