Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Theory & Applications (2.0 GBCI CE Hours)

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Village of Oak Park Public Works Center, 201 South Boulevard, 2nd Floor Lunchroom, Oak Park, IL 60302
  • 11


Please note that all day-of registration fees will be $30. Registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact Karin Barden at 312-245-8300 x2.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's West Suburban Branch for an educational panel discussion about solar thermal technologies, systems, applications, costs, and incentives.

This event has been approved for 2.0 GBCI CE hours.

This session starts with the basics of solar thermal technology and progresses to more advanced topics within solar design.  It will provide attendees with knowledge of the unique types of solar thermal technologies and working fluids, to judge the effectiveness of the systems in individual applications.  Attendees will learn how environment, installation angles, working temperatures, and working fluid impact the yields of solar thermal systems.  Also covered will be various types of solar thermal systems and their applications in hot water, heating and air conditioning systems.  Solar photovoltaics will also be discussed briefly.  Lastly, attendees will learn the total ownership costs of solar thermal, incentive programs, and how incentives effect the return on investment.

As an added plus, a brief overview of the Oak Park Public Works Center, our event venue, will be provided along with a discussion of their LEED Gold Certification.


  • David Funcheon - CEO, 101 Celsius Inc.
  • Mark Burger - President, Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • Karen Rozmus, LEED AP - Environmental Services Manager, Village of Oak Park 


  • 5:30 - 5:40  Registration, Appetizers, Tour of LEED Gold Certified Public Works Facility
  • 5:40 - 5:45  Introductions
  • 5:45 - 6:00  Overview of Oak Park Public Works Center
  • 6:00 - 7:10  Solar Thermal Applications
  • 7:10 - 7:45  Solar Photovoltaics and Solar Incentives
  • 7:45 - 8:00  Questions
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