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Residential Solar Water Heating

COURSE NO: M02-018
Residential Solar Water Heating
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes some of the basics for residential solar water heating including system types, sizing considerations, energy saving ranges and other factors involved with residential solar water heating.


Utilizing the natural heat of the sun to heat residential domestic water is a way to save fuel in a manner that will help reduce the use of other fuels.  Solar heating is a "green" sustainable energy source selection.


This 2 PDH onlinecourse is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in residential heating water systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Residential solar water heating system types
  • Solar water heating selection considerations
  • Solar water heating design parameter considerations
  • Energy savings awareness
  • Contractor selection considerations
Course Document

In this course, you need to review the material contained in "A consumer's Guide - Heat Your Water with The Sun", US Department of Energy, December 2003, DOE/GO-102003-1824. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Residential Solar Water Heating (750 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions at the end of this course to obtain 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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