Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Solar PV & 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, and 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 solar water heating and photovoltaic applications for commercial facilities. However, a wide variety of solar applications are discussed. The objective is to enable the participants to economically evaluate, procure, and monitor the design and installation of a wide variety of cost-effective solar energy applications.

Recommended Reference::

  • 2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment, Chapter 37, Solar Energy Equipment


Khalid Nagidi, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Svein Morner, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

Additional Information

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 ( 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 > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.