Adapted Learning with Renewables offers open Training on solar thermal for those who want to expand their knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency. We offer online Training and customize our Training to suit both beginners and those who would like to advance further. 

Objectives:

It is in the best interest of Adapted Learning with Renewables that after completing the course, you will be more knowledgeable in the topic of Solar Thermal. In the solar thermal training, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand and explain how hot water systems are installed and utilized using solar thermal
  • Differentiate components like collectors, tanks, pump and heat exchangers
  • Calculate pipe sizes and water consumption in different building typologies
  • Prepare official solar thermal system plans using portable and pre-installed instrumentation
  • Utilize measured data to assess solar thermal plant economics
  • Correct errors and faults in water heating systems upon detection
  • Do a SWOT analysis of sites to assess resources and compatibility to the available technology
  • Calculate the size of systems and the estimated yield of energy when given parameters
  • Explain the principles and the functioning of the technology in connection to the systems

Upon the completion of the online and the practical training, students are awarded the Adapted Learning with Renewables Certificate on Solar Thermal. Students are then recommended to proceed to specialization courses, which can either be a certification as a Photovoltaic or PV Professional, or a Renewable Energy Project Developer, with a particular focus on Photovoltaic and Diesel Hybrids or Solar Thermal derived systems.

Course content:

Solar thermal training under Adapted Learning with Renewables entails that solar technologies and renewable sources that are viable and in electricity production and proven to reduce fuel consumption. 

Generally, the course outline will initially focus on the following:

  • Studying the relevance of solar thermal energy source and how it works
  • Differentiation between types of solar thermal derived systems and the components
  • Sizing of the systems, including the installation and commissioning
  • Systems operation and maintenance
  • The economics involved in the process

In connection to Photovoltaic or PV:

  • Application and contribution to market development
  • Overview of Solar radiation
  • Components of a Photovoltaic system
  • System configurations, including grid-tied systems and off-grid system
  • Introduction to system design and energy yield calculation and estimation

In connection to Photovoltaic – Diesel Hybrid derived Systems

  • Utilization of diesel-powered grids to provide electricity supply to off-grid systems
  • Studying of hybridization between photovoltaic and wind power systems
  • Hybrid system technology and its components
  • System parameters and Levelized energy costing

In connection to Concentrated Solar Power or CSP derived systems

  • Evaluating and studying the potential of systems derived from concentrated solar power
  • CSP technologies developed and made available in the market
  • Plant cooling systems and storage for harvested electricity
  • Calculation of energy yield in concentrated solar power systems

In connection to Wind Power derived systems

  • Wind as a viable and renewable energy resource
  • Basics of Wind Power and its Physicalities
  • Elements of Turbine systems
  • Calculation of energy yield in Wind power systems
  • Steps in planning and putting up a wind farm

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