. — California-based solar hot water manufacturer Heliodyne
is now offering interactive, web-based solar installation courses for trade professionals interested in installing solar thermal systems.
The beginner’s course is intended to educate professionals on solar hot water theory along with proper installation techniques. “Utilizing the Internet as a medium to train and educate plumbers, builders, dealers, engineers, architects, planners and other relevant industry professionals is an ideal solution since we can reach so many without the inconvenience and expense of travel,” says Robert Cooley, Training Manager at Heliodyne.
Training includes topics such as Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, Sales and Quoting, Sizing, Installation, and Service and Maintenance. The subjects are broken down into short lessons which the student can study at his or her own pace from the convenience of their home or office. “The comprehensiveness of the course is unprecedented. We’re confident it will compliment President Obama’s push towards a green economy by educating the American workforce on this viable and cost effective form of renewable energy,” says Ole Pilgaard, president of Heliodyne.
Using a web-based Learning Management System, students are taught using a series of professionally produced videos and illustrations. After viewing and studying each lesson, the student has the option to take an online exam. Taking and passing the exams is not required but is necessary if the student wants to become a certified installer of Heliodyne products. NABCEP certification is pending. For a limited time, the company will be offering the course free of charge. Interested attendees can register at www.heliodyne.com
or by calling the main office at 1.888.878.8750.