ERIC Number: ED198323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Solar Technology Curriculum, 1980.
Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.
This curriculum guide contains lecture outlines and handouts for training solar technicians in the installation, maintenance, and repair of solar energy hot water and space heating systems. The curriculum consists of four modular units developed to provide a model through which community colleges and area vocational/technical schools can respond to training requirements and manpower needs as the market for solar systems progresses. The four units can serve as an extension of an existing occupational program or as a short-term intensive training program for individuals engaged in the heating and air conditioning industry. The four units include solar radiation and introduction to solar technology, solar construction techniques and materials, solar domestic hot water systems, and solar space heating systems. Each unit consists of performance objectives, presentation, training aids, and references; and some units contain learning activities. Twenty handouts for students cover the following topics: the earth's orbit, solar energy, heat transfer, Kansas laws concerning energy conservation and solar energy systems, terminology, basic systems, safety, soldering and brazing, symbols, valves, pumps, availability of solar energy, residential hot water requirements, design calculations, direct heating--thermosiphon system, direct heating--pumped system, indirect heating--pumped system with heat exchanger, active solar heating and cooling, common operating modes, and common problems. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.