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Optimal Design of Solar Thermal (ST) and Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Systems

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After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Master the main design parameters of Solar Thermal (ST) and Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) systems
  • Propose and design air and water-based ST and PVT systems
  • Identify buildings and processes with the best ST and PVT opportunities
  • Integrate ST and PVT systems in building’s HVAC systems and architecture
  • Carry out an overall technical and economical project analysis

Description:
HVAC engineers and architects are often called upon to design green buildings that incorporate solar heating, cooling or electricity. In most Canadian climates, heating takes up an important part, if not the most, of energy usage, and generate most GHG emissions. This is especially true in commercial and institutional buildings and certainly most important in industrial facilities and processes.

This course will provide necessary tools for engineers, building professionals and architects to assess the best cases for integration of solar air and water ST and PVT systems into new buildings and retrofits. Different types of solar air and water collectors and systems will be compared and optimized for the best related building applications. We look at control strategies, environmental benefits, GHG emission reduction, with many project examples across Canada and the world.

Course Outline:

  • Notions of heat transfer applied to solar thermal
  • Deriving of solar collector efficiency curves & equations, thermal & electrical
  • Survey of existing & new solar air & water heater designs, PVT systems
  • Design & operation of system components
  • Control strategies for optimizing solar fraction from technical & economical perspectives
  • Simulation of actual systems with Retscreen Expert, SWIFT or Valentin software
  • Cost estimates & systems budget, return on investment

Who Should Attend:
Engineers • Architects • Building Professionals • Contractors • Government Agents & Public Servants with a role in Energy • Energy Consultants • Teachers & Scholars • Electric & Gas Utility Staff

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This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Mississauga, ON
on 2/4/2019

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COURSE CREDIT

Almost all of EPIC's seminars and webinars offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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