Reducing the Cost and Improving the Reliability of Solar Thermal Monitoring

Online

Length: 3 modules

Instructor: Arnoud van Houten

Subjects: Solar: Solar Thermal

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Description

Enroll in this training today and better understand the functioning of and installation process for the Ohm solar thermal monitoring system by Sunnovations.

You will learn about how Ohm differs from other systems and can significantly decrease the cost and complexity of monitoring solar thermal system performance. You will also gain important perspective on the role of monitoring in the adoption of solar thermal in the US and how it can be used as a tool to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.

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Instructor

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Arnoud van Houten

CTO, Sunnovations

Arnoud van Houten is President and Chief Technology Officer of Sunnovations of McLean, VA, and founded the company in 2008. Throughout his 20+ year career, he has been involved in R&D and development of innovative solutions covering a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines. Arnoud’s ability to balance technical feasibility with commercial aspects results in the...[more]

Course Outline

Monitoring and Solar Thermal Adoption in the US

Solar thermal applications, including solar water heating, are a proven and effective way for homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint. However, adoption of solar thermal technology has been hampered by the lack of a cost effective and reliable way to measure and monitor the performance of systems. This module will explore the potential for solar thermal applications in the US and the importance of monitoring to their adoption.

  • WATCH: Video Lesson One The Current State of the SHW Industry, Growth Rates, Monitoring Adoption and Failure Rates (17:00) (Video)
  • Quiz for Module 1 Take Quiz (Quiz)
How Ohm Works and Is Different

The Ohm system represents a significant departure from the existing paradigm within heat metering - it eliminates the need for a flow meter and instead uses a patent-pending, in-tank sensor to directly measure the energy in the hot water tank. This module will explain the technical specifications of the system and how they are different from, and in many cases superior to, the existing approaches to solar thermal monitoring. It will also review 3rd party accuracy testing data for Ohm.

  • Review Technical Specification Sheet Review Spec Sheet (Download .pdf)
  • WATCH How to Ohm Monitoring System Works and Why It's Different Than BTU Meters (25:00) (Video)
  • READ "How It Works" Technical Poster (Download .pdf)
  • Quiz for Module 2 Take Quiz (Quiz)
Ohm Installation Procedure and Considerations

This module will review the components of the Ohm system, their installation procedure, solar thermal system requirements and common troubleshooting items. It will also look at the Ohm dashboard and its unique analytic capabilities. Installers will learn how installation time for Ohm can reduce the standard installation time of solar thermal monitoring from 3-4 hours to 20-30 minutes.

  • Watch Installation Video - WATCH THIS PRIOR TO LESSON 3 Ohm Installation (11:00) (Resource)
  • Ohm Installation Manual (Download .pdf)
  • WATCH Video Lesson 3 Site Requirements for Ohm Installation and Connecting Wirelessly (Video)
  • Quiz For Module 3 Take Quiz (Quiz)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video)
  • APPLY (IF APPLICABLE) NABCEP CE Certificate - Contact Us If You Completed Course and Need One (Download .docx)
  • Join the Alumni Network: Add education to your LinkedIn profile in one click (Resource)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)

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