Solar Thermal

Fundamentals: Solar Thermal

Michael Simons • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
239 students
1 module
41 minutes
4 assignments

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - Fundamentals: Solar Thermal

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


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... Learn more


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239 students have taken this course

by Prashanti RS 06/11/2022

If you are going to install then this will be resourceful to you.

by Robert Menworleh 09/09/2020

This course help me to know about the various types of collectors, and give me an overview of cost/incentive and is also a green energy it has no Green House Gas (GHG). I learned that the solar thermal have a bigger tank as a normal hot water tank.

by Aman Brijesh Rana 06/06/2020


by Robert Barcena 05/19/2020


by Rachelle Magbuhos 05/08/2020

This course touched briefly on all basic aspects of solar thermal, which will be very helpful for beginners

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