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Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems

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

  • Workshop
When Sep 14, 2010 08:30 AM to
Sep 15, 2010 05:00 PM
Where Frankfort, KY
Contact Name
Contact Phone 888-576-6527
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September 14 & 15, 2010

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

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

101 Lakeview Court

Frankfort, KY 40601


This course starts with an historical approach to early solar water heating system designs to bridge into the lessons learned from past systems, demonstrating both successful and unsuccessful installations. The course will cover the most popular types of solar collectors, their construction, their mounting and their efficiency ratings to familiarize students with the available products and their function. The course will also outline the components of solar water heating systems focusing on ICS, closed loop antifreeze and drainback systems. It will teach students how to properly site the collectors for best function and identify siting considerations that may inhibit the proper operation of the system.

Instructor: Bob Ramlow, ISPQ Certified Solar Thermal


Registration forms are available online.

Registration fee for the two-day workshop is $225. Registration includes lunch and refreshments each day. Registration also includes a copy of the book Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow, the text used for this class.

The Sustainable Energy Training 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.  These workshops are presented by Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest and the Kentucky Solar Partnership as part of their Sustainable Energy Training Series.


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, Inc.
  • Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Christian Appalachian Project
  • Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at the University of Louisville
  • Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence
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