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Solar Air Heating Project Analysis

COURSE NO: R03-005
Solar Air Heating Project Analysis
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the algorithms used for solar air heating project modelling. The model calculates energy savings resulting from the installation of a perforated plate solar collector. Energy savings are the sum of solar energy actively collected, building heat recapture savings, and destratification savings. The calculation of overall energy savings is straightforward in the case of commercial/residential and process heat systems, where the collector flow rate is set by design; the calculation is more complicated in the case of heating systems for industrial buildings because collector flow rate depends on the mixing ratio with recirculated air, and an iterative procedure has to be used.


Solar air heating installations are beginning to be used more and more for the “cladding” of exterior walls (which face the equator) on industrial, commercial and apartment style buildings, as well as for single-family residences. Solar air heating systems have also been used for drying agricultural crops. The world demand for this uncommon and specific system has risen over the past ten years. Years and decades of research, development and testing have resulted in new methods for heating air with solar power.


This 3 PDH online course is suitable for engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of setting solar air heating project. Presented details cover issues related to technical and financial implementation and exploitation of solar air heating systems. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address solar air heating terms, methods of operation and how to set up detailed technical and financial feasibility model.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding basic theory and solar air heating technology background
  • Learning about solar air heating application markets
  • Learning about solar air heating project modelling
  • Recognizing collected solar energy savings
  • Determining solar utilization
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Solar Air Heating Project Analysis” which is based on Clean Energy Project Analysis RETScreen® Engineering & Cases Textbook, Third Edition, © Minister of Natural Resources Canada 2001-2005, September 2005.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Solar Air Heating Project Analysis (430 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire course document.

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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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