Solar-Thermal Technology

KCC offers a Solar-Thermal certificate and specialization track in the Electrical Technology program

The Introduction to Solar-Thermal Technology course, ELTR 2314, explores the use of Solar-Thermal technology for space heating and water heating. Students will receive hands-on lab experience, sizing, installing and maintaining solar-thermal heating systems.

Course outcomes

  • Students completing this course will learn
  • fundamental, scientific concepts of solar energy and heat energy
  • contemporary methods to collect and convert solar radiation into useful heat energy
  • practical and safe practices applied to the design and installation of solar thermal systems
  • to perform a proper solar-thermal site assessment
  • to properly install and connect components for a solar domestic hot water system
  • to pass the NABCEP Solar-Thermal Entry-Level exam (optional third-party exam).

NABCEP certification

NABCEP logo The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners certification is the gold standard for photovoltaic and solar heating installation. NABCEP is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for North American solar professionals in the field of renewable energy.

Passing the NABCEP Entry Solar-Thermal Level Exam demonstrates a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of solar heating systems.

Entry-Level, Solar-Thermal Technology

Curriculum code: C39A

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