10 SW 201.03 Solar Water Site Assessor Training

Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, March 27, 2010

10 SW 201.03 Solar Water Site Assessor Training
Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)

MATC - Oak Creek Campus
6665 S. Howell Ave
Room numbers will be assigned at check-in
Milwaukee, WI 53154
United States

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Workshop Description

This 8-hour course leads participants through the background information required to perform a solar water heating assessment for the Focus on Energy program and for the homeowner to assess their own site. Participants of this workshop will learn how to assess a home for its potential for a solar domestic hot water system. Students will learn how to define a sites solar window, interpret solar radiation and temperature data, size a system, identify system components, and determine the best location for collectors. Prerequisite: SDHW.


Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·       Define the solar window at the site

·       Use a solar pathfinder

·       Identify SDHW system components and describe their function

·       Define different types of SDHW systems

·       Conduct a load analysis

·       Recommend water efficiency/hot water reduction measures for a homeowner

·       Give general recommendations for SDHW system siting

·       Complete a written SDHW site assessment report


Course Instructor:  Ross Reykdal, Full Spectrum Solar


Course Materials/Prerequisites:
Materials Required:
Pencil or pen


Materials Recommended:

Text, Solar Water Heating:  A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow and Benjamin Nusz


 *If possible, please bring a laptop to the workshop with the latest version of RETScreen already installed.


The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is the world’s leading clean energy decision-making software. It is provided completely free-of-charge by the Government of Canada as part of Canada’s recognition of the need to take an integrated approach in addressing climate change and reducing pollution.

A laptop is not required, however there are some programs and web based tools used during the training.


SW 101:  Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems


Contact Information

  • Phone: 715-592-6595 Ext #112, Email: greta@the-mrea.org

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Payment Instructions

  • Non-Member Workshop Price: $270.00
    Member Workshop Price: $250.00

    RE Summit Attendee Price: $260.00


    If you need to pay with a check please call our office to complete your registration.

    Thank You!




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