Solar Heating

Solar heating is the lesser known, but more widely installed, cousin of solar PV panels.

What is Solar Heating?

Mon, 2012-07-09 15:18

When most people think about green jobs, they think about solar. If you had to picture a green job in your head, the image to surface the quickest is probably of an individual installing solar panels on a roof. With that visual representation of a “green job” in everyone’s heads, it’s no wonder that solar photovoltaics (PV) is so common in the news. Did you know that you could utilize solar energy in another way? It’s called solar heating, or sometimes solar thermal.

NABCEP Launches New Entry Level Program

Wed, 2011-09-14 10:07

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) launched a new Entry Level Solar Heating exam today. Solar heating is the lesser known, but more widely installed, cousin of solar PV panels that most people associate with solar energy. Solar heating is used to generate heat and/or hot water for pools and houses.

NABCEP Releases Solar Thermal Learning Objectives

Sat, 2011-01-29 15:34

Solar enthusiasts, the wait is over! NABCEP has recently released Entry Level Solar Thermal Learning Objectives and an exam blueprint for its new Solar Thermal Entry Level Knowledge Assessment program. The Learning Objectives, which were developed by a volunteer committee of Solar Thermal Industry practitioners and educators, are focused on ensuring that students will be able to demonstrate fundamental Solar Thermal knowledge.

How Solar Energy Can Get You In Hot Water

Wed, 2011-01-19 16:18

Solar Hot Water Basics

Solar water heaters, also known as solar domestic hot water systems, use the sun’s energy to provide cost-effective, low-carbon hot water for the home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use—sunshine—is free.