Training and Education

  • Central Solar Hot Water Systems Design Guide (2011)

    This document was created and published by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is a comprehensive design guide for the creation and installation of solar thermal hot water heating systems. The US Army Corps of Engineers produced this design guide with government installations...

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  • Solar Thermal Education and Training (2011)

    This presentation was created by Nick Hylla, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. It takes a look at the current solar thermal market and how more and better solar thermal training initiatives could speed market deployment. Thanks to recognition of...

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  • Solar Heating Entry Level Learning Objectives (2011)

    This following is a document from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) that lays out potential “Learning Objectives” for an entry level solar thermal installer certification course. The document identifies 6 main areas of learning, and gives an outline...

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  • Latvia: Newly founded Association Calls for EU-based Standards

    Latvia: Newly founded Association Calls for EU-based Standards

    Representatives of eight leading solar thermal system suppliers and manufacturers in Latvia, as well as two associations met in December 2014 to establish the Latvian Association for Solar Collectors (Latvijas Saules Kolektoru Asociācija). “Our association has been registered with...
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  • Spain: Canary Islands Publish Guide on Hotel Solar Use

    Spain: Canary Islands Publish Guide on Hotel Solar Use

    The regional government of the Canary Islands has published a guide on increasing the use of solar thermal in the local hotel sector. The government presented and distributed the study TRNSHOTEL, an analysis and proposals to optimise the solar thermal energy consumption in the Canary...
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  • Mexico: 400 Installers Certified under New Labour Competency Standards

    Mexico: 400 Installers Certified under New Labour Competency Standards

    The new labour standards for solar thermal technology installers approved in Mexico in 2014 seem to have borne fruit. According to Daniel García, President of the renewable energy industry association FAMERAC, some 400 installers have so far been certified for the installation of...
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  • Egypt: Aiming at High-Quality Supply Chain

    Egypt: Aiming at High-Quality Supply Chain

    Solar energy is becoming an increasingly attractive and feasible option for many applications in Egypt against a backdrop of rising energy prices across the country. In July 2014, the long-announced first step of reducing fossil fuel and electricity subsidies resulted in a new energy...
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  • Ukraine/Georgia: Women for a Sunny Energy Supply in EECCA

    Ukraine/Georgia: Women for a Sunny Energy Supply in EECCA

    Energy poverty is a widespread phenomenon throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Many poor people living in these regions can hardly pay the ever-rising electricity costs. To heat their houses in winter, they are often forced to burn wood, diesel or any other...
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  • Lebanon: Solar Thermal Included In Official Vocational Training

    Lebanon: Solar Thermal Included In Official Vocational Training

    Around 50 teachers took part in the Training of Trainers at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, at the end of March. The three-day course gathered teachers from most of the key institutions of vocational training in Lebanon in order to explain the new teaching material added to...
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