Solar Thermal Workshop

The workshop introduces the concept and the necessary background in solar thermal technology. It provides training in design, installation and maintenance of residential Solar Hot Water systems. The workshop is designed for installers new to solar thermal technology. It is a 5-day training course that includes extensive hands-on and real world applications. The selected topics are listed below.

  • System components and their functions
  • Drainback systems
  • Active indirect pressurized glycol antifreeze systems
  • Solar thermal collectors
  • Solar hot water savings and performance estimates
  • Active direct open-loop systems
  • System controls, monitoring, testing and troubleshooting
  • Site surveying and collector orientation
  • Solar pool heating

Upcoming Workshops:

  • TBD

Course details:

  • Location: Lupton Hall Room T101
  • Class limit: 20


  • The deadline for payment is one week prior to the selected workshop date.
  • Register before deadline: $490
  • Register after deadline: $590
  • Lunch and textbook are included

Recommended for:

  • Solar Hot Water Installers
  • Plumbers
  • Home builders
  • Contractors
  • anyone who is interested in solar thermal installation

*(CEU credits are available for attending this workshop)

RESC Events

Name Date Time Location
Car Free Day Kick Off Rally 9/21/21 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Campus Center, Amphitheater
Solar Installation 101: Training and Hiring Event 9/23/21 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Smart Energy House
EV Symposium and Ride and Drive 10/8/21 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Campus Center, Ballroom

Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Marjaneh Issapour
Associate Dean, Innovation and Economic Development in Sustainable Energy


Anna Godas
Instructional Support Associate


Zachary Licht
Instructional Support Technician