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Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems

This course is designed to give students a strong introduction to solar water heating systems.

When Jun 05, 2012 08:30 AM to
Jun 06, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Frankfort, KY
Contact Name
Contact Phone 1-888-576-6527
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June 5 & 6, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court

Frankfort, KY 40601


This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to solar water heating systems, focusing on the two freeze-protected system types suitable for year-round use in Kentucky, pressurized glycol systems and drainback systems.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Solar Thermal Applications
  • Safety
  • Solar Fundamentals and Site Assessments
  • Solar Thermal Collector Types
  • System Types
  • System Sizing and Design
  • System Components
  • Collector Mounting and Roof Penetrations
  • Piping and Flow Rates
  • Certifications – SRCC and NABCEP
  • System Sizing Software & Economics
  • Financial Incentives and Financing Options
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • System Start-up, Operations and Maintenance

Instructor: Bill Guiney, Johnson Controls, Inc.


Registration forms are available online.

Registration fee for the two-day workshop is $275 and includes lunch and refreshments each day.


This workshop is presented by Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest and the Kentucky Solar Partnership as part of their Sustainable Energy Training Series. The series is oriented towards professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and the scope of services they offer, as well as others interested in learning more about these important fields.


Thanks to the support of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), scholarships are available to those who live and work in eastern Kentucky, based on need. To apply for a scholarship, please contact the Kentucky Solar Partnership.


  • MACED – Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
  • Johnson Controls


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