ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY COURSES (EERE)

EERE 120 - SOLAR DOMESTIC HOT WATER

This course will prepare students for entry level work in the solar water heating field and will help facilities managers, architects, planners, home owners, and government officials to understand the workings and benefits of solar domestic hot water systems.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

EERE 121 - SOLAR SPACE HEATING

Prerequisite: EERE 120 with a grade of "C" or better. This course will help professional installers understand how solar space heating can be accomplished and will help facilities managers, architects, planners, home owners, and government officials to understand the workings and benefits of solar heating.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

EERE 122 - RESIDENTIAL SDHW SITE ASSESSOR

Prerequisite: EERE 120 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will learn how to assess a home for its potential for a solar domestic hot water (SDHW) system. Students will learn how to define a site's solar window, interpret solar radiation and temperature data, size a system, identify system components, determine the best location for collectors, and determine structural integrity for an installation.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

EERE 123 - SOLAR WATER HEATING LAB

Prerequisite: EERE 120 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will learn the basics of how to properly install two types of solar domestic hot water systems suitable for northern climates. The hands-on course includes both theory and installation practice. Participants will work as a group to install both a drain back and pressurized closed-loop system on a training roof. This course will qualify the student to be on the Focus on Energy Full Service Installer list, provides fourteen Wisconsin Department of Commerce continuing education units, and twenty-one North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) continuing education credits.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 4

EERE 124 - SOLAR THERMAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: EERE 123 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will learn the principles and application of hot water load analysis, component sizing, heat storage, heat distribution, and system efficiency in the design of solar thermal systems. Students will work to apply these considerations as they design four solar thermal systems based on actual case studies of space heating, domestic hot water, process heating, and pool heating systems.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

EERE 130 - SOLAR THERMAL HEATING SYSTEMS I

Prerequisite: REACT 120 and DECON 102 both with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will learn the components of the different types of residential solar domestic hot water (SDHW) systems and residential solar thermal space heating systems and assemble the primary components on a solar thermal trainer. Also, students will learn how to assess a home for its potential for a solar domestic hot water (SDHW) system/solar thermal space heating system.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

EERE 135 - SOLAR THERMAL HEATING SYSTEMS II

Prerequisite: EERE 130 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course, students will learn the principles and applications of hot water/air load analysis, component sizing, heat storage, heat distribution, and system efficiency in the design of solar thermal systems. Students will work to apply these principles as they design four solar thermal heating systems based on actual case studies of space heating, domestic hot water, process heating, and pool heating systems. Also, students will learn how to properly install two types of solar domestic hot water systems suitable for northern climates and build a solar air collector. Students can build their own dry/wet collector to take home if the student provides the construction materials.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3