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Solar Water Heater Installer Training

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This workshop will cover the design, installation, maintenance and servicing techniques for solar water heating systems. The course is designed for plumbing and heating contractors and other interested parties.

  • Workshop
When Apr 16, 2009 08:00 AM to
Apr 17, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Frankfort, KY
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April 16 & 17, 2009 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Frankfort, KY

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office
101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601



$195 before April 3rd
$215 after April 3rd

Please make checks payable to "Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest." A limited number of scholarships are available based on need. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.



The registration form is available at the Solar Water Heater Installer Training Web page.


Topics Include:

  • Solar site assessments
  • System design and components for freeze-protected pressurized glycol and drainback systems
  • Proper sizing for collectors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, pumps, and plumbing
  • Installation techniques
  • Maintenance and service techniques
  • Solar thermal for domestic hot water and swimming pool heaters
  • Tax credits and other financial incentives for solar water heating


More information:

Please call the Kentucky Solar Partnership at 502-227-4562 or 888-576-6527 or email
Web site:


About the Presenter:

Bill Guiney is Renewable Energy Solutions Program Manager for Johnson Controls, and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has 27 years of experience in the solar industry as a contractor, educator, distributor and manufacturer. He has provided renewable energy and energy efficiency training programs around the world and currently is an instructor for solar thermal energy systems at the North Carolina and Florida Solar Energy Centers. Mr. Guiney is on the solar thermal technical committee of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and provides the Solar Thermal Exam Preparatory Training for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).


Prerequisites: None

Recommended reading:
Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz
Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned 1977 to Today by Tom Lane



Johnson Controls, Inc.

Kentucky Department for Energy Development & Independence


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