RE-004 An Intro to Planning Solar Water Heating Systems: 2 PDH
Description of An Introduction to Planning Solar Water Heating Systems course
An Introduction to Planning Solar Water Heating Systems online PDH course is a part of the Renewable Energy category of courses. This course provides guidance for the planning of active solar energy systems to preheat domestic and service water. The systems treated by this course are liquid based. Guidelines apply to the larger commercial-scale applications that require an effort on the part of the designer, as opposed to residential-sized “packaged” systems, which in the past have been available from a number of manufacturers. The concepts developed in this document are targeted for new construction, although most are also appropriate for retrofit applications.
This course is intended for mechanical engineers and other infrastructure design and construction professionals who want an introduction to planning solar water heating systems for buildings and related facilities.
At the end of this online PDH course, you will be able to:
- Learn to evaluate the feasibility of designing and installing an active solar preheat system using the Solar Payback screening tool developed by the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL).
- Learn about closed-loop solar energy system.
- Learn the fundamental components of the solar loop in a closed loop solar energy system.
- Learn about piping and component corrosion and maintenance issues that are a common cause of closed-loop system failure.
- Learn about the direct circulation system for solar energy water heating.
- Learn about freezing issues in direct circulation systems.
- Learn about site location, freezing days, estimated load size and water quality issues in system selection.
- Learn about system layout at the planning level.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
This 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 Renewable Energy 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 2 hours to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 2 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 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.
Do you need help choosing the right course or package for you? Please give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to provide guidance on which courses are most relevant for you and create a customary course package.
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
RE-004 An Introduction to Planning Solar Water Heating Systems