History of Solar Thermal in the United States - Self Study

Online

Author: Bob Ramlow

Subjects: Solar: Solar Thermal

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Description

Nobody has been more influential and involved in the evolution of residential solar thermal over the past 25 years than Bob Ramlow. He's the author of the definitive text on design and installation of residential systems, and he's a great story teller, too.

This is a fun 40-minute lecture that provides historical context for where solar hot water is today. Bob also shares some insights about which types of customers are the best fit for solar hot water, and some resources to learn more.

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Self Paced Online Course

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Not Eligible For Continuing Education Credits or Certificates

Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Author

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Bob Ramlow

Bob is an ISPQ Emeritus Master Trainer with more than 30 years experience designing and installing solar systems and has been a driving force in the growth of solar thermal use. Bob is co-owner of Artha Sustainable Living Center LLC and the author of 'Solar Water Heating', A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems, the first book of it's kind...[more]

Course Outline

History of Solar Thermal in the United States

This is a fun 40-minute lecture that provides historical context for where solar hot water is today. Bob also shares some insights about which types of customers are the best fit for solar hot water, and some resources to learn more.

  • Introduction to Solar Thermal Markets (41:12) (Video - 41:12 minutes)
  • Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (Resource)

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