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Solar Water Heating Course

This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial, visit:

Learn how to take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Who is it for?

Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Thermal equipment and learn about the savings and benefits that can be achieved.

This course is suitable for a wide range of audiences, including engineers, design engineers and architects.


Online via Distance Learning

At your office or a venue of your choice: Click here to arrange a bespoke, in-house course


Courses run on a regular basis

OR Start the course today: Distance Learning with live tutorial and online remote exam – Click here to visit the online Academy

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Course Content

Siting and orientation
Solar resource
Types of solar systems. Storage of energy
Calculation of the thermal requirements, occupancy, sanitary hot water
Passive components
Calculation of the designing surface required for the system
Calculation of volume of accumulation (ground storing)
Budgets & Regulations
Data and costs of installations
Savings achieved
Installation of the system, the tank, solar regulating switchboards, hydronic circuit of solar
Markets & Incentives (RHI)

GMC Certificate

Certificate of Participation provided.

On successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to sit the Exam for the:

Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, Cambridge University, Oxfam GB, Tesco, the Royal Air Force, Ferrero, Honeywell and many more.

Current Part-Funded Price:

Distance Learning Course

£410 as a standalone course


£324 as part of an Energy Expert Certificate pathway

The Solar Water Heating course price includes exam for Galileo Master Certificate; live training; course materials; Certificate of Participation and is inclusive of VAT.

Limited part-funding available, enquire by completing the form below

*Spaces are limited, we therefore recommend reserving your space as soon as possible.

"I gained a comprehensive knowledge of Solar Thermal, I intend to arrange installation in council properties."

-Angus Council

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