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Renewable Energy Workshops

presented by Solar Energy International

Guemes Island,Washington · April, 2006

Introduction to Renewable Energy

How to use the energy from the sun, wind, and falling water! Classroom sessions · system tours

Saturday, April 1 · $75 before March 3 ($100 after) - 50% discount for significant other

Solar Hot Water

Learn to use the sun to heat your water! Classroom sessions · tours · hands-on installation

Mon - Wed, April 3 - 5 · $450 before Feb. 10 ($525 after)

Utility Interactive Photovoltaics

Learn to use solar-electric technology in its simplest form!

Classroom session · tours · hands-on installation

Fri - Sun, April 7 - 9 ·

$450 before Feb. 6 ($525 after)

$450 before Feb. 6 ($525 after)
$450 before Feb. 6 ($525 after)
- Sun, April 7 - 9 · $450 before Feb. 6 ($525 after) www.solarenergy.org Registration: Information

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S OLAR ENERGY I NTERNATIONAL

Ian Woofenden, SEI NW & CR Coordinator

PO Box 715 · Carbondale, CO 81623 tel: 970-963-8855 · fax: 970-963-8866 sei@solarenergy.org · www.solarenergy.org

PO Box 1001, Anacortes, WA 98221 tel: 360-293-7448 ian@solarenergy.org

INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

This is an overview workshop of renewable energy technologies. Participants will learn how to evaluate each resource and plan for high quality systems. Tours of renewable energy systems will supplement classroom sessions.

Topics Include:

• Why Renewables?

• Solar-Electric, Wind-Electric, & Microhydro-Electric Systems

• System Siting & Design Principles

• Solar Hot Water, Solar Cooking, & Passive Solar Design

• Energy Conservation & Efficiency

• Resources for Further Study

Instructor: Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine, SEI NW & Costa Rica Coordinator

SOLAR HOT WATER

Learn to use the sun to heat some or all of your hot water! Workshop participants learn system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification, and component selection. Work on a solar hot water system in the field. This workshop is open to homeowners, contractors, and those who want to work in the growing solar thermal industry

Topics include:

Other activities include:

• Solar Heating Basics

• System Types

• Siting, Design, & Installation

• Safety Procudures & Maintenance

• Lessons Learned

• Tours of Systems • Industry Guest Speakers • Laboratory Exercises • Hands-on Field Installation

Instructor: Chuck Marken, AAA Solar & Solar Thermal Editor, Home Power magazine

GRID-TIED SOLAR-ELECTRIC (PV) DESIGN & INSTALLATION

Learn to use photovoltaic technology to produce your own electricity on-grid. Workshop participants learn system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification, and component selection. Install a complete, operational batteryless grid-tie system in the field with current renewable energy equipment. This workshop is for the novice who wants to use PV and for those seeking employment in the solar industry.

Topics include:

Other activities include:

• Basics of Electricity

• PV System Components & Sizing

• Energy Efficient Appliances

• Solar Site Analysis • Hands-on Field Installation

• Electrical Wiring

• Tours of PV Systems • Industry Guest Speakers • Laboratory Exercises

Instructors: Carol Weis, SEI & Ian Woofenden, Home Power and SEI