950-STF1 Main

A sample copy of the Turbine Nacelle Troubleshooting Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. Sourced from the system’s curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training, making it the perfect course takeaway.

Additional Requirements

  • Solar Thermal Sun Simulator (95-STS1)
  • Solar Thermal Charging Station (95-STCS1)
  • Consumables Package (17459)
  • Customer-supplied gas torch
  • Hand Tool Package (41206)
  • Computer: See requirements


  • Solar Thermal Cold Water Supply Station (95-STW1)
  • Drainback Installation Package (95-STF2)
  • Open-Loop Installation Package (95-STF3)
  • For outside use: Solar Instruments Package (95-SIP)


  • Electricity (120 VAC/60 Hz/1 phase)

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Solar Thermal Installation Training | Knowledge for NABCEP Certification

Learning System: 950-STF1

The demand for qualified Solar Technicians is rising, as more consumers and businesses apply solar energy in their communities. Many employers are requesting NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certification or equivalent skills as a condition of employment. Amatrol’s Solar Thermal Installation Training System supports the learning necessary to prepare for portions of NABCEP certification and helps to prepare students for successful employment in the solar thermal industry field.

The 950-STF1 Solar Thermal Installation training system teaches students the installation and commissioning of closed loop and open loop solar thermal systems for commercial and residential applications. Students will learn how to install systems by selecting, preparing, mounting and connecting solar thermal components using copper tubing, PVC piping, and electrical wiring. Students will create and commission complete working systems, just as they would do on the job.

The Solar Thermal Installation training system includes a mobile workstation with solar thermal components; solar thermal collectors; PC-based interactive, multimedia student curriculum; and teacher’s guide. The mobile workstation is equipped with shadow boards for component storage, a benchtop worksurface and vise for tubing preparation, and mounting surface for assembly of solar thermal systems.

Learning Topics

  • Mechanical Installation
  • Fluid System Installation
  • Electrical Installation
  • Copper Tubing
  • PVC Piping
  • Soldering
  • Solar Collectors
  • Differential Controllers
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Solar Storage Tanks
  • Expansion Tanks
  • Control Valves
  • Pressure/Temperature Valves
  • Instrumentation

Installation Skills Practice

The 950-STF1 provides a platform where students install real world systems using components commonly found in commercial and residential environments. Students select materials, solder and cut copper tubing, cut and glue PVC pipe, and run wire to assemble working systems, just as they would do on the job. These skills are part of the preparation process for getting NABCEP certification.

Multi-System Capabilities

This system has the unique ability to allow students to specialize in one of or four different applications of solar thermal installation. The base model of this system is designed to teach installation and commissioning of closed loop pressurized solar thermal systems. Option models 95-STF2 and 95-STF3 expand the learning to teach three more systems, including: closed-loop drainback, open-loop auto-draindown, and open-loop manual draindown.

Efficient, Effective, and Safe Training

This 950-STF1 workstation has been designed to be an effective, self-contained, and durable learning device. Installation skills are performed quickly and all-inclusive at the workstation with the use of bench-top workspace, table vise, and system installation panel. Silk screened shadow boards provide inventorying for easy access and storage.

Soldered components are supplied with unions and some preassembled piping to enable them to be reused by multiple student classes and minimize consumable costs. The 950-STF1 has been designed with safety in mind to give students a safe experience and teach key safety skills. Safety features include: a soldering curtain that can be used in tight spaces to prevent fire; emergency stop pushbutton; automatic shutoff system to prevent overheating of collectors, and lockout/tagout.

Multimedia Curriculum Available

Amatrol’s unmatched multimedia utilizes text, audio, and stunning 3D animations that engage learners in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills. This thorough, exceptionally detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading edge educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge and applied skills needed to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Expand Your Green Energy Training | Training Systems

Amatrol’s Solar and Wind hardware simulators, supported by interactive multimedia, provide the opportunity to gain industry-vetted skills in the classroom.

Solar and Wind Technicians require specialized training to ensure that installed systems operation to their optimal levels. While these systems are similar to others that include electrical and fluid components, their installation, set up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures are unique and proper training is essential.