M-054 An Introduction to Solar Collectors: 6 PDH
Description of the An Introduction to Solar Collectors course
An Introduction to Solar Collectors online 6 PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. This course presents design criteria and cost analysis methods for the sizing and justification of solar heat collectors for space heating and cooling of buildings and domestic hot water (DHW) heating. Information is presented to enable engineers to understand solar space conditioning and water heating systems and conduct feasibility studies based on solar collector performance, site location, and economics. Both retrofit and new installations are considered.
Upon completion of this course you will have an understanding of the standards and performance criteria for solar heating systems, solar radiation and its collection, important collector features, freeze protection, air and liquid collectors, collector fluids, and solar powered cooling systems.
This course is intended for engineers, architects and other building design and construction professionals who want to learn about the basic technology of solar collectors and how they can be employed to power space heating and cooling and domestic hot water heating systems for buildings.
At the end of this PDH online continuing education course, you will:
- Learn about standards and performance criteria relating to solar heating systems
- Learn about solar radiation and how it is captured by solar collectors
- Learn the fundamentals of solar collector orientation
- Learn about flat plate solar collectors
- Learn about absorber plate coatings
- Learn the purpose of transparent coverings and insulation for collectors
- Learn the fundamentals of air and liquid collectors
- Learn about selective coatings for flat plate collectors
- Learn about flat plate collector housings, gaskets and sealants
- Learn the pros and cons of different collector fluids
- Learn techniques for collector freeze protection
- Learn about the space cooling systems that can be solar powered
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The online PDH course is accepted as continuing education activity by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Mechanical Engineering category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 6 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 6 PDH online course, you will need to take a 35-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 6 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self