|Program Title||Solar Water Heating Systems - An Online Course|
|Time, Location||October 3 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Internet|
|Also Offered||October 03 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC|
|Description||We will provide an overview of the design, specification, and installation aspects of Solar Water Heating systems for both commercial and residential applications. We will present a wide range of systems from simple residential water heating to combined systems that serve multiple heating loads at commercial facilities. We will cover different system types (open-loop, closed-loop, and drainback), focusing on each system's particular advantages and disadvantages. In addition to an overview of system theory and operation, we will discuss component selection and sizing. The course is intended to provide contractors, architects, and designers with the information necessary to estimate system costs and savings, design and specify systems, and review installation issues that will guarantee proper operation of the system.|
We will discuss the following system types and applications:
Residential Domestic Water Heating
Residential Combi-Systems (combined water and space heating)
Nonresidential Water Heating (e.g,. multifamily dwellings, hospitals, laundries)
Nonresidential Combi-Systems (e.g,. fitness facilities with showers, pools, and spas)
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|Audience Level||Basic level and/or refresher for seasoned professionals in related fields; however, it is highly recommended that participants have a basic understanding of plumbing components and terminology.|
Pete Shoemaker is the Renewables Program Coordinator at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco. He teaches a variety of courses for the PEC, including those on solar electric (PV) systems, solar water heating systems, and combining energy efficiency and renewables.Pete has much experience in the renewables industry, including two years as head of the PV division of Poco Solar Energy, Inc., of Santa Clara. He is well-versed in sales and system design for both residential and commercial customers. Pete has worked as a PV consultant for green building projects in the City of Pacifica, assisting in design, permitting, and environmental impact reports.Pete's educational background includes workshop and classroom teaching and curriculum design, including ten years as a lead educational software designer for The Learning Company. He has a B.A. from Stanford University.
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|Cost||No fee for this program for California businesses and residents.|