Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Solar PV and Thermal Systems Analysis and Design

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Course Length: 3 hours

This course is designed to introduce the HVAC community (engineers, architects, building owners, facility managers, plus others) to sustainable design principles and provide the knowledge necessary to evaluate and implement cost-effective solar applications for commercial facilities. The purpose is to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills required for the development, evaluation, procurement, and installation of commercial solar projects. The technical focus is on cost-effective photovoltaic and solar water heating applications for commercial properties. A wide variety of solar applications are discussed, such as an overview of the foundation for photovoltaics and solar thermal systems. Topics include site assessment, solar geometry, sizing, common applications and configurations, economics, and commissioning. The objective is to enable the participants to economically assess, procure, and monitor the design and installation of a wide variety of solar energy applications.


Recommended Reference:

2015 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications, Chapter 35, Solar Energy Use (I-P)

2015 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications, Chapter 35, Solar Energy Use (SI)

2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment, Chapter 37, Solar Energy Equipment (I-P)

2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment, Chapter 37, Solar Energy Equipment (SI)


Instructors:

Khalid Nagidi, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Svein Morner, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE


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All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.

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