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Overview of solar thermal collector types and uses

Date: Tuesday, 01/22/13 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Course Description:


Today’s workshop will take an in depth look at solar thermal collectors, their performance factors and limits.

Representatives from 2 or 3 different collector manufacturers will describe their collectors. We’ll discuss important performance factors such as flow rate, incident angle modifier, efficiency parameters, surface coatings, “emptying behavior”, etc.

Will discuss which types of collectors are the best choice, European collector rating compared to the U.S. method, potential collector damage, how to prevent it, and more.

This edition of Skip’s Tips is for an advanced audience level.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at the Energy Innovation Center.





Skip Fralick, has over 30 years of experience in the Solar Thermal industry, and is currently the Solar Water Heating Energy Engineer at CCSE. He has participated in numerous technical committees and trained contractors. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, an AEE Certified Energy Manager, and a BPI Professional.

Skip’s passion is Solar Thermal, so if you have technical questions about this technology, come to CCSE for an informal chat with Skip and other industry stakeholders.

**Please note that this an advanced workshop intended for people with some experience in Solar Thermal. If you are interested in basic Solar Thermal information, please attend the “Solar Water Heating Basics for Homeowners” workshop












**This seminar is being sponsored by the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

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The Location is:
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117  

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