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Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating - Self Study


Author: Vaughan Woodruff

Subjects: Solar: Solar Thermal

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Optimizing energy storage is critical when using solar technologies to provide heat for residential and small commercial applications.

The type of energy storage you select will significantly affect performance, comfort, and system cost. This free course will provide an overview of four of the storage strategies that can be used when integrating solar with hydronic distribution systems.

Enroll and learn more about...
-Climate considerations
-Unpressurized water storage
-Thermal mass storage
-Pressurized water storage
-Net metering and heat pumps

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

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

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

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.


Vaughan Woodruff

Owner, Insource Renewables

Vaughan Woodruff owns Insource Renewables, a solar consulting firm in Pittsfield, ME. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installer and serves on committees for NABCEP, IAPMO and IREC. Woodruff is a co-author of the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide and the author of NYSERDA’s Field Inspection Guidelines for Solar Heating Systems.

Course Outline

Four Storage Strategies for Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating

Vaughan's lecture is available any time. You can watch and re-watch as much as you like.

  • Presentation Slides (Download .ppt)
  • WATCH RECORDING 4 Strategies for Integrating Solar and Hydronic Heating (Video - 01:03:22 hours)

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