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The Renewable Energy Institute

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Accredited Professional Body for Education since 1975
Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Solar Water Heating

Accredited Distance Learning Course

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham
  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate
  • Individuals and professionals 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.

You can start this course immediately.


You have up to three months to complete the course at your own pace.
This course is worth 20 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

(With current funding)

£410 for the standalone course


£324 as part of the Solar Energy Expert Certificate Pathway.

The Solar Water Heating course price includes remote exam for Galileo Master Certificate; video lessons based on the live classroom training; course materials; Resource Centre access and is inclusive of VAT.

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The ECT runs courses in Engineering, Management and Finance across the UK, in Edinburgh, Leeds

“I was able to win a project proposal with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO – with the help of the courses I took with your institution.”

Alhaji Cham – National Water and Electricity Company Ltd

        • Climatic data capture
        • 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

Certificate of Participation provided.

Internationally recognised GMC Certificate provided to successful candidates of remote GMC exam:


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 United Nations UNDP, Nissan, IBM, North American Development Bank, Hilton International Hotels, Greater London Authority, and many more.

“This course was perfect for my professional growth…I will use these skills and concepts for my next project.”

Vincenzo Balletti, European Heat Pump Association

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    The ECT runs courses in Renewable Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

    International Participants

    Participants connecting live from 150 countries. 

    Participants from all over the world can achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) by studying online EEC courses at home, the office, and on-the-go.

    Solar Energy Expert Certificate

    It is possible to achieve the Solar Energy Expert Certificate by studying this course along with Electrics for Renewables and Solar Photovoltaic. This option is currently 25% funded. Click here for more information on this Pathway.

    Past Participants

    Past Participants of the online EEC Academy courses include representatives from major authorities and organisations, including the World Bank, Rolls Royce Power Systems, and Google.

    See their testimonials here

    Research & Publications

    The ECT works with the United Nations (UNEP) and its partners to produce a series of publications