The Beat

Welcome to the November issue of The Beat — your monthly e-newsletter for all the latest info from America's leading solar hot water manufacturer, Heliodyne. This month's newsletter includes the all-new Commercial Installation Training program, our write up of Solar Power International Conference, and an update to Heliodyne's Energy Star product listing.


Heliodyne is expanding its series of online training courses with the introduction of the Commercial Solar Hot Water program. Through the use of videos, text and slides, the training series takes the installer through the entire commercial installation process.

Training is broken down into four sections: Pre-Installation & Design, Mechanical Room Component Installation, Roof Component Installation, and Commissioning. Each section includes detailed chapters addressing subject matter specific to that section. After each chapter is viewed, the student has the option to take a quiz recapping what was just learned.

The training program was developed using Heliodyne's 34 years of experience designing commercial solar hot water systems. As a result, no other commercial solar thermal training program has ever been more comprehensive, or provided more real-world insights into all the details that arise from commercial systems.

Taking all the guesswork and trial and error out of designing and installing will save the solar professional thousands of dollars spent on engineering and unnecessary labor costs. As such, the commercial program is an excellent investment for anyone planning to install commercial solar thermal. The course will be available to the public November 15. Click here to learn more about enrolling in the course.


Energy Star PartnerEnergy Star has expanded its solar water heating certified list with the addition of more Heliodyne packaged systems. These systems carry the Energy Star certification seal, which automatically qualifies them for several rebate and incentive programs currently available. Heliodyne is one of a few solar hot water manufacturers that carry the Energy Star seal. Click here to view the complete list of Energy Star certified solar water heating systems.


Solar Water WorkshopHeliodyne will be hosting a basic solar hot water workshop at its Richmond, CA facilities on Friday, Nov. 19. The day-long training session covers solar hot water technology, system sizing, hands-on installation and much more. The course is normally $99, but for the month of November enrollment has been reduced to $59. Seats are limited. Click here to register.



Heliodyne once again exhibited at Solar Power held this year in Los Angeles. With the largest solar hot water booth at the show, visitors got to see firsthand the latest product offerings including the new slim GOBI solar collector and the HCOM commercial heat-transfer appliance. Training manager Bob Cooley was also on hand giving solar hot water installation demos throughout each day of the show.


Solar Power Trade Show


Heliodyne will be exhibiting at Greenbuild held Nov 17-19 in Chicago. Free passes are available from Heliodyne for those interested in visiting the expo. Please email us to receive a free pass.


2010 Greenbuild Chicago Generation Green



Established in 1976, Heliodyne is one of America’s oldest manufacturers of solar water heating equipment. Based out of the SF Bay Area, the company manufactures not only flat plate collectors, but also heat-transfer appliances and controllers. Heliodyne products are suitable for both residential and commercial hot water use.


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