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Build Your Own Solar Generator Workshop
September 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon and learn how you can build your own solar generator. Harness the clean energy of the sun and power your critical loads in quiet comfort.
$55 (includes course, detailed plans, Assembling a Solar Generator book)
Rural Action Offices at 9030 Hocking Hills Drive, The Plains, Ohio call 740.677.4047 for directions or information about our facility.
Regisration is required. Class size is limited to 15 students.
Register at: http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/28/302/36%7C35%7C34/ZDc4ZmNlZGI3MzljODRjYzRlMGQ2YjQ3ZDlhZTY2YTU=/learn-to-build-your-own-solar-generator-workshop-athens-oh
What you will learn during the workshop:
– How these things work
– How to select the various components used in a solar generator
– Where to find inexpensive parts
– How to size the array and battery bank to meet your specific needs
– How to determine just how much power you need to handle the tasks you envision (like running your gas-powered furnace)
how to size, connect and place the wires that hook everything together
– How to test, troubleshoot and maintain your solar generator
You can use your generator to…
– Run your furnace fan and thermostat – giving you whole-house gas heat even when there is no electricity.
– Connect to your refrigerator and/or freezer to keep your food from spoiling.
– Plug in a power strip and power lights, your computer, your television or whatever you wish to stay just a bit more comfortable during an extended outage.
– Use the generator for camping (even at sites that prohibit generators, as this one makes no noise and does not burn fossil fuels)
– If you search online, you will find them ranging in price from $600 (for small units) to several thousand dollars for larger units. We will teach you how to make your own generator for a fraction of the cost (from as low as $250).
About the Instructor:
Jay Warmke is the author of a number of textbooks on renewable energy, including Green Technology: Principles and Practices (Marcraft), Solar Photovoltaic Installer Certification Guide (Marcraft), Wind Turbine Installer Certification Guide (Marcraft), When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine (BRS Media), Understanding Photovoltaics: A Study Guide for Solar Electric Certification Programs (BRS Media), and many more.
Jay also serves as National Chairman: SkillsUSA Sustainable Solutions Contest, Vice President: Green Energy Ohio, Committee Member: Electronic Technician’s Association Renewable Energy Committee, ETA Board Member. He also has taught renewable energy at COTC (Central Ohio Technical College), and the Train-the-Trainer program for Marcraft. Jay was named the 2013 ETA Educator of the Year.
This workshop is sponsored by Blue Rock Station, Upgrade Athens County, and Rural Action/.
Enter to Win a Solar Generator
You can win your own in our Solar Generator Raffle by purchasing tickets here: http://www.upgradeathens.org/solarworkshopseries/
A winner will be drawn LIVE at the 2016 Ohio Pawpaw Festival from September 16-18 at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio.
Raffle Ticket Prices
(1 for $3, 4 for $10, 8 for $15)