California-based solar hot water manufacturer Heliodyne now offers interactive, Web-based solar installation courses for trade professionals interested in installing solar thermal systems. The beginner's course educates professionals on solar hot water theory along with proper installation techniques.

Training Manager at Heliodyne,Robert Cooley, announced that using the Internet as a medium to train and educate plumbers, builders, dealers, engineers, architects, planners and others is an ideal solution. “We can reach so many without the inconvenience and expense of travel," he says.

Training topics include:
    Solar Hot Water Fundamentals
    Sales and Quoting
    Service and Maintenance
The subjects are broken down into short lessons that the student can study at his or her own pace from the convenience of their home or office.

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 atwww.heliodyne.comor by calling 888/878-8750.

Source: Heliodyne