Course NumberSU-02-204
PDH Hours10
Central Solar Hot Water System Design

Central Solar Hot Water System Design

Solar thermal systems are commonly used for the domestic water heating, space heating, (industrial) process heating, and even for cooling of goods and buildings. In recent years, numerous innovations in solar thermal technologies have resulted in cost effective large scale systems including integrated solar supported heating networks. Examples of such systems installed in Denmark, Germany, Austria and other countries have proven that such systems are reliable and may be more economical compared to small scale systems.

This course presents recommendations on optimal and reliable configurations of solar water heating systems in different climates along with design specifications, planning principles, and guidelines for such systems that serve building clusters with significant domestic hot water (DHW) needs (e.g., barracks, dining facilities, Child Development Center [CDC], Gyms) that operate in combination with central heating systems.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Central hot water system design
  • Solar energy availability
  • Solar hot water thermal systems
  • Installing solar hot water systems at DOD facilities
  • Design considerations for solar hot water systems

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