Fundamentals: Solar Thermal


Instructor: Michael Simons

Subjects: Solar: Solar Thermal

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Solar Thermal is the technology that captures heat from the sun and uses it to heat water. As the technology advances and its costs decrease, it will become an increasingly popular way to reduce fossil fuel use in the home.

This course will provide an overview of Solar Thermal mechanics and capacity. It will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control.


Participants will:
- Learn more about how clean energy solutions improve home performance and customer satisfaction
- Become familiar with how Solar Thermal technology works
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of Solar Thermal in New England
- Become familiar with the economic risks and benefits of this technology

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Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


Michael Simons

Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management

In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong through training thoughtful building analysts. Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the...[more]

Course Outline

Fundamentals: Solar Thermal

  • Solar Thermal 101 (41:24 minutes) (Video - 41:24 minutes)
  • Additional Resources (Text)

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