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ESTM 441 Solar Thermal Technology and Design

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Course Description

Introduction to technology, concepts, and methods of sizing and designing solar hot water systems. Includes site survey, load analysis, rebates and permitting issues, and safety. Methods for identifying and selecting appropriate thermal systems, installation and operation practices, and use of balance-of-system components. Emphasis on student’s marketability in the renewable energy job marketplace.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU