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This course will provide necessary tools for engineers, building professionals and architects to assess the best cases for integration of solar air and water ST and PVT systems into new buildings and retrofits. Different types of solar air and water collectors and systems will be compared and optimized for the best related building applications. We look at control strategies, environmental benefits, GHG emission reduction, with many project examples across the world.
What Do Participants Learn?
Master the main design parameters of Solar Thermal (ST) and Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) systems
Propose and design air and water-based ST and PVT systems
Identify buildings and processes with the best ST and PVT opportunities
Integrate ST and PVT systems in building’s HVAC systems and architecture
Carry out an overall technical and economical project analysis
Who Should Attend?
Government Agents & Public Servants with a role in Energy
Teachers & Scholars
Electric & Gas Utility Staff
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Notions of heat transfer applied to solar thermal
Deriving of solar collector efficiency curves & equations, thermal & electrical
Survey of existing & new solar air & water heater designs, PVT systems
Design & operation of system components
Control strategies for optimizing solar fraction from technical & economical perspectives
Simulation of actual systems with Retscreen Expert, SWIFT or Valentin software
Cost estimates & systems budget, return on investment