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EGV 2151 Solar Thermal Systems

This course covers some of the basic cognitive materials needed to install and maintain solar thermal systems. Designed to help individuals better prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner (NABCEP) Solar Thermal Installer examination but does not provide all of the materials needed to complete the certification examination. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Engineering Technology Design
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Define and describe solar energy fundamentals.
  • Describe the installation and operation requirements for mechanical/plumbing equipment and electrical control systems.
  • Identify and describe the components of a solar thermal energy systems.
  • Conduct a site assessment for installation of a solar thermal energy system.
  • Describe the installation techniques for solar collectors, water heaters and storage tanks.
  • Describe maintenance and troubleshooting requirements for solar thermal systems.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2