Bright Power Teaches: NYU SCPS: Solar Essentials, PV & Thermal


Andrew McNamara will teach this continuing education class on the essentials of solar photovoltaic and thermal system design.

Solar Essentials: PV and Thermal (April 27, 2012)

(NYU SCPS Midtown Center)

Continuing Education: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

Instructor: Andrew McNamara 

Learn the essential elements of solar photovoltaic (PV) and thermal system design and integration in this detailed, six-hour seminar. Solar PV topics include both grid-tied and off-grid systems; safety, site assessment, and site restraints; user demand; sizing and designing a system; codes; BIPV (Building Integrated PV); and installing, inspecting, commissioning, maintaining, and troubleshooting a system. The course covers overall system costs; NYSERDA, city, state, and federal incentives; tax credits; net metering; all system components–including thin-film and crystalline panels, inverters, wiring, connections, mounting options, battery backup and chargers, and local and Internet data collection devices and monitoring systems. Solar thermal topics include collection, storage, and distribution for domestic hot water; space heating; commercial applications; flat plate panels and evacuated tube collectors; system sizing and components; heat storage and heat exchange tanks; closed-loop, pressurized glycol antifreeze systems; the single and double-pump drain-back system; and the drain-down, open-loop active system.

AIA/HSW-6 hours. PDH-6 hours.

1 Sessions, AECE2-CS9133 / $240