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The design and installation of solar
water heating systems is a growing segment of the market.  More homeowners are interested in and willing
to budget for renewable energy sources, especially with the offer of federal,
state, local government and utility incentives. 



Taco’s newest FloPro University course is
designed to provide plumbing and heating contractors with a basic understanding
of residential solar water heating components, systems, system configurations,
how to choose systems for specific homes, and how solar water heating technology
works.



The first course, titled Solar Water Heating Theory and
Application, includes:



  • How solar works - the amount of solar energy available
    at various locations and times of the year


  • Why you can’t “dabble” in solar water heating, but have
    to commit to learning all the skills required


  • How to determine the solar potential in your locale;
    how to do a preliminary site evaluation; what to look for in solar
    collectors; how to site solar collectors


  • Also - understand system components and the types (and
    limitations) of systems and system configurations


The second course, titled “Solar Water Heating: Taco
Solutions for Pumping and Control”
builds
on the first course.  Content offers a
detailed look at the challenges of pumping and control of active solar water
heating systems.



Content includes:



  • Guidelines for properly sizing systems – collectors and
    storage tanks


  • Understanding the details of system operation


  • Why variable speed pumping is a great way to meet the
    challenges of system pumping and control.


Taco’s video based e-learning FloPro University
provides high-quality, highly interactive contractor education programs for
free to all FloPro Team members.  The FloPro University is about
real-world knowledge, techniques and training, not theory. You "attend
class" any time you want, from any computer with an Internet connection.
And you learn at your own pace, in your own way.  It’s higher education without the headaches.