Program TitleSolar Water Heating: Advanced Commercial Systems
Time, LocationApril 4 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) San Francisco--PEC
Also Offeredn/a
DescriptionThis advanced class will focus on key aspects of large-scale solar water heating systems for commercial applications. We will cover assessing potential clients, site analysis, system sizing and design, and financials. We will highlight concepts and technology that differentiate these larger systems from residential ones, such as recirculation loops, handling and location of storage, and access issues.
We will use numerous case studies of existing systems, from bid through installation and commissioning. We recommend that students have a strong basic knowledge of solar water heating systems.

Audience LevelBasic 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.
AgendaTo be Determined
Instructor(s)John Grose
John Grose has been working in the solar thermal industry since 1981 in both residential and commercial. As salesperson, manager, and repair technician he has worked on thousands of solar water heating systems of every type and size: active, passive, combination systems, space heating, pool, spa. In 1993 he formed his own company JTG Associates, and in 1997 his operation merged with Muir Company to create JTG/Muir to cater to the wholesalers and HSC to handle the contractors. He now specializes in solar sales, design and teaching.

Pete Shoemaker
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.

August Goers
August Goers is Vice President of Engineering at Luminalt Energy Solutions of San Francisco. He is responsible for design, technical analysis and permitting of both the solar electric and solar hot water installations. In 1997 August began work with a solar firm installing off-grid battery-based PV systems around California's central coast and in early 2006 joined Luminalt. He holds an engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds both NABCEP® Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal certifications.
ResourcesDownload a list of Web sites and print material related to this class topic.

EDR Design Briefs: Building Integrated Photovoltaics
PG&E Resource: Large Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives: Solutions designed for your industry segment.
PG&E Third Party Incentive Programs
CostNo fee for this program
CreditsAIA: 6 (HSW/SD)