- Gain valuable insight with a free sustainable solar thermal CPD for DHW demands
- CIBSE Approved CPD course available in person or online
- Onsite installation training from Adveco solar thermal engineers
Commercial hot water specialist Adveco is pleased to support customers’ continuing professional development (CPD) with a new CIBSE-accredited seminar on solar thermal water heating for commercial building projects. For installers wishing to offer solar thermal services, Adveco now also provides installation training via both this solar thermal CPD and onsite instruction from its specialist engineers.
Vince Ng, Business Development Manager, Adveco, said: “With more than 500 live installations throughout the UK, Adveco has unprecedented expertise in the design and provision of commercial solar thermal. A tried and trusted renewable technology, solar thermal is seeing a resurgence in interest as organisations are re-evaluating its benefits as they search for affordable and reliable methods for delivering decarbonisation strategies that meet net zero goals.”
Solar thermal is specifically used to heat domestic hot water (DHW) providing thermal energy to a load, thereby reducing the energy consumption of the existing equipment. This reduces the carbon emissions and the running costs of the system. Not to be confused with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems which generate electricity from panels, solar thermal collectors absorb solar energy and transport it via a solar fluid to an indirect hot water cylinder where the energy is transferred. For water heating applications, solar thermal is up to eight times more effective than PV, so highly advantageous when roof space is limited.
Adveco’s Solar Thermal in The UK CPD session explains in depth the benefits, including offsetting costs for both low-carbon electric and gas-based DHW systems. It gives full consideration to the design of robust solar thermal systems, exploring how it can be used to contribute to a building’s hot water system, and explaining the importance of correct sizing and avoiding the costly dangers of overheating through the application of drain back.
This solar thermal CPD will also cover the decision process for the application of solar thermal, solar PV or air source heat pumps (ASHP). This includes clear advice on methods for combining solar thermal with ASHP in hybrid applications.
“Installation of solar thermal is a relatively straightforward process for those with professional plumbing skills,” adds Vince. “The technology provides a prime opportunity to expand services to encompass sustainability that once installed offers low-to-no-cost hot water that can meet as much as 30% of annual hot water demands for a rapid return on investment when used to offset expensive electricity costs. Installers wishing to upskill to solar thermal are encouraged to book a CPD session and discuss options for onsite installation training with our solar thermal engineers.”
To book a CPD session with Adveco visit Adveco’s training site