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Apr 14
2pm-6pm

Solar Water Heating for DIY Enthusiasts & Plumbers - A solar panel can be installed on virtually any house, to save both energy and money. This course will look at safe and effective use of solar water heaters covering:

  • Suitable systems for your needs
  • Installation options (roof/ground mounting and plumbing)
  • Ancillary equipment (differential thermostats, pumps,etc)
  • Safety and protection from overheating, freezing
  • Legionnaires Disease and excess pressures
  • Different solar panels types and their benefits

This course is intended for competent DIYers and plumbers, (though professional installers would require further training for SEI grant approval)

Ardnashee
Coomanore North,
Bantry,
Co. Cork,
Ireland
€45
Apr 15
10am-5pm.

Wind Energy, Micro-Hydro & Solar PV - This workshop is intended for builders and DIY enthusiasts who are interested in installing their own turbine, or wish to examine the feasibility of doing so. The day will cover: How to assess your site for wind and micro-hydro potential

  • Different turbine systems and pros / cons
  • The feasibility of domestic wind turbines
  • Requirements for ground-work and foundations
  • Turbine raising and lowering
  • Grid-tie –vs- battery systems
  • Broad introduction to PVs and micro-hydro systems
  • Electrical Theory – A.C., D.C. power, volts, ohms, amps etc., for calculating cable requirements
There will be basic instructions on installation, though grid connection should only be carried out by properly certified electricians. Please bring a packed lunch.

Ardnashee
Coomanore North,
Bantry,
Co. Cork,
Ireland
€70
       
  Courses you've missed in 2008 but they are keep here so that you can browse around the various organisations    
       
Mar
23-28
2008
Home Renewable Energy Options - This course provides an overview of the most efficient and practical systems: passive and active solar, wind power, microhydro, geothermal, biofuel and biomass. Students will learn how to perform needs and site assessments, gain an understanding of the latest technologies, and determine the strategy that best suits their home site and requirements. All Levels.

Yestermorrow
Warren, VT, USA
$900
USD
June 5-8 Solar Design and Natural Building - Crestone Solar School workshops are balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. Folow the link above to see the what's included in the course.

Crestone Solar
Crestone, CO, USA
$650
June 14-15
Intro to photovoltaics - Learn the basic principles associated with solar electric systems for the home, RV, water pumping etc. This is a two day overview with lectures and tours.

Our Solar Sun
1920 Black Canyon Road, Crawford, Colorado, USA

$150
USD
June 21 Sustainable energy for the home - The course is for anyone wanting to reduce their energy bills and their CO2 emissions, and needing to know how to prioritise and focuse their efforts. For example, from an environmental and cost perspective, it's important to insulate your home properly, and explore all avenues for reducing energy use before looking into installing renewables.

LILI
Winslow, Buckinghamshire, UK

£60
June 21 Power Your Home with Hydro - What should you look for in a hydro site? How do you know if hydro will work for you, and how much power you might generate? What questions should you ask yourself and your suppliers? Learn the basics of small hydroelectric systems in this introductory workshop.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$125
June 22 Generate Clean Power with Wind - Wind energy is a clean, renewable source of electric power that qualifies for a 50% rebate in California and other states. Is wind energy right for you? What questions should you ask yourself and your suppliers?

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$125
June 21-22 Self-build solar hot water - The course begins with a theory session explaining solar water heating and our system in detail. You will then build and pressure test your own pump & control set, expansion vessel kit and air separator. No plumbing experience is needed - this will build confidence in cutting and soldering copper, using threaded and compresion joints, and fixing leaks.

LILI
Winslow, Buckinghamshire, UK

£150
June 27-29 Solar Water Heating Systems - This course is ideal for those who want to understand both the theory and practice of solar water heating systems. Sessions will cover types of collector, energy storage, plumbing and controls. There will be hands-on practicals for constructing a simple collector and a working solar system.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£180-
£330
June 27-29
Solar hot water - This workshop is comprised of a Friday evening lecture with Saturday and Sunday hands-on component. Working as a group participants will construct and install a simple batch type water heater. Camping and meal plan available.

Our Solar Sun
1920 Black Canyon Road, Crawford, Colorado, USA

$200
USD
June 30 - July 4 Renewable Energy Systems - This course, led by CAT engineers, will look at the potential for generating your own electricity from wind, water and solar power, and also at the possibilities for reducing energy consumption. There will be practical sessions in solar, wind and water and tours of CAT’s renewable displays.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£300-
£600
July 4-6 Wind & solar electricity - This course provides an overview of the basic principles and the technology of solar and wind electrical systems offering participants the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to design and install small renewable energy systems. It is aimed at the general public, those in the business, non-profit, public and academic sectors who wish to get an introduction to renewable energy electrical technology in general, as well as those wishing to install renewable energy systems in both urban or rural settings.

LILI
Winslow, Buckinghamshire, UK

£130 - £190
July 10-13 Solar Design and Natural Building - Crestone Solar School workshops are balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. Folow the link above to see the what's included in the course.

Crestone Solar
Crestone, CO, USA
$650
July 12-13
Hot air collectors - This is a two day workshop constructing simple hot air collector for the home. Participants will learn how to build and install hot air collectors. Camping and meal plan available.

Our Solar Sun
1920 Black Canyon Road, Crawford, Colorado, USA

$150
USD
July 16 Renewable Energy for Advisors - This course is appropriate for anyone providing advice to homeowners and community groups about their renewable energy options. It will also be useful for organisations and individuals aspiring to move into this field.

Green Dimension
Milton Keynes,
UK
£250
+VAT
July 25-27 Introduction to Grid-Tied Photo Voltaics - This hands-on workshop is designed for the resident interested in solar electricity and how it works. An active, introductory overview of what it takes to make the most of the solar resource, and how photovoltaic (PV) systems are put together. Experiences include a day of classroom learning and labs, followed by two days of on-site solar PV design and installation. This course will involve working outside, with tools, and is ideal for project minded homeowners and anyone curious about the nuts-and-bolts of solar photovoltaic systems.
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, USA


$440
USD
July 26-27 Intro to Off-Grid Systems - Are you ready to declare your energy independence by taking an active role in installing your own (residential or commercial) off-grid renewable energy system? This two-day workshop provides an introduction to off-grid solar, wind and hydroelectric systems, which?individually or in tandem?allow homeowners to generate electricity without dependence on the utility grid.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$250
July 30 Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems - This class provides a broad overview of the major renewable technologies, including solar, wind, wave, geothermal, general bio fuels and hydro-power.

Green Building Institute
7761 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland,
USA

$47
Aug 14-17 Solar Design and Natural Building - Crestone Solar School workshops are balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. Folow the link above to see the what's included in the course.

Crestone Solar
Crestone, CO, USA
$650
Sept 6-7

Solar Water Heating Self Build - Starting with the background & theory to solar water heating, this course will lead you through the steps & techniques to build a working model solar water heating panel. Using discussions, demonstrations & practical hands-on activities you will leave with a full understanding of solar water heating, capabilities & limitations, how to integrate it with existing domestic hot water heating system.

Sustainability Centre
East Meon,
Petersfield, UK



£200-222
Sept
18-19

Intro to Photovoltaics - If you want to build your own PV system, or want to know if solar makes sense for you before you talk to a contractor, this 2-day workshop is for you. This course is also a perfect introduction to solar for contractors and solar career seekers. Topics include:

  • Basics of electricity and PV
  • The nuts and bolts of solar
  • Stand-alone and grid-tied solar system components
  • Simple ways to save money by improving energy efficiency
  • Quick calculation of financial payoff
  • Determine ideal system size based on equipment costs, incentives/rebates, and grid utility rates

Solarliving
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
$250
Sept 19-21 Wind & solar electricity - Run your household appliances with the power of the wind and the sun. This course provides an overview of the basic principles and the technology of solar and wind electrical systems offering participants the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to design and install small renewable energy systems. It is aimed at the general public, those in the business, non-profit, public and academic sectors who wish to get an introduction to renewable energy electrical technology in general, as well as those wishing to install renewable energy systems in both urban or rural settings.

LILI
Winslow, Buckinghamshire, UK

£130 - £190
Sept 27 Heating with wood - This course is useful for anyone thinking of installing a wood stove and using wood as a beautiful, cosy and renewable source of space heating and / or water heating. The course is run by Andy Reynolds of IBS Woodland Training, a professional chainsaw instructor, forester and smallholder.

LILI
Heeley City Farm, Sheffield, UK

£60
Oct 3-5 Solar Electric Systems: Off the Grid - This course will concentrate on ‘off grid’ PV systems for those locations where access to grid supplies is not easily available. The course is an introduction to the design issues and is not an installer’s course.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£300-
£600
Oct 5

Save Money with Solar Water Heating - Solar domestic water systems have an average payback of just 3-5 years, and are a great investment for your home or business! Learn how you can save money by providing most of your hot water needs with free energy from the sun. This course will cover aspects of the design and installation of solar hot water systems, including:

  • Assessing the solar water heating capacity of a site
  • Financial payback analysis
  • Hot water systems, pool/spa/hot tub systems, and space heating
  • Design issues such as collector location, orientation, tilt, & storage volume
  • Code compliance
  • How to select the right contractor
Solarliving
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
$125
Oct 5-10 How to Build a Wind Turbine - Hugh Piggott, author of ‘Wind Power Workshop’ and ‘Brakedrum Windmill Plans’ leads this popular practical course. Participants will be led through the design and build stages, which will cover all the information needed to construct a small wind turbine.
CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£400-
£675
Oct 10-12 Self-build solar hot water - Participants will leave with their entire system, tailored to their needs, plus a manual explaining how the system works, and how to install it. Participants can then install themselves, or they can ask a professional installer to install for them. It is also possible to attend the course without purchasing a system.

LILI
Redfield Community, Bucks, UK

£1,150
Oct 11-12

Women's Intro to Grid-Tied Solar - This intensive two-day workshop, led by renewable energy expert "Solar Kelly" Larson, offers opportunities for hands-on learning about solar electricity. Course topics include:

  • The basics of electricity
  • On-grid residential solar electric power
  • Solar system design
  • Equipment selection
  • Safety and tool use
  • Site analysis
Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$250
Oct 31-
Nov 2
Hydro Electric Power Systems - CAT has years of experience of installing and running small-scale HEP systems. This course will help you assess the potential of your site, choose the correct equipment and give you the information you need to install and maintain the system.
CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

£180-
£330
Nov 5-6

Intro to Off-Grid Systems - Are you ready to declare your energy independence by taking an active role in installing your own (residential or commercial) off-grid renewable energy system? This two-day workshop provides an introduction to off-grid solar, wind and hydroelectric systems, which?individually or in tandem?allow homeowners to generate electricity without dependence on the utility grid. Topics include:

  • Electricity basics
  • Load analysis and reducing energy demand through improved efficiency
  • Components of solar, wind and small hydro systems
  • System sizing
  • Example system designs
  • Component selection and wire sizing for several example contexts
  • Integration of wind power, hydroelectric, and combustion generators with your off-grid solar system
Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$250
Nov 5-9
Solar Installation - Become a solar installer with this week-long course from Ed Eaton of Our Sun Solar. In the US course, the $500 fee includes food and lodging or $350 if you just want the instruction without accommodations, and $50 discount for early registrants or bringing a friend.

The Farm
Summertown, TN, USA
$350
USD
Nov 7-9 Introduction to Heat Pumps - This course will introduce participants to the complexities of heat pump systems, covering how the heat pump works, how heat is captured from the ground (or air) and how the heat is then best distributed around the building. It will also cover energy needs for different types of buildings so that participants can make an informed decision as to whether a heat pump installation is (or is not) appropriate. This course is aimed at architects, individuals and potential installers, but it will not qualify participants to install their own heat pump system.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£180-
£330
Nov 7-9 Domestic Wind Power Systems - This course is suitable for those interested in buying and installing an aerogenerator as well as those with a general interest in the subject. Sessions will cover wind energy, stand-alone systems, siting of machines and grid-linked systems.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£180-
£330
Nov 24-28 Renewable Heating Systems - Various renewable technologies for domestic heating will be examined in this course, including solar water heating, biomass, heat pumps, domestic CHP and gas condensing boilers. Advice will be given on making an informed choice, costs, environmental benefits, installation and ongoing maintenance.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£300-
£600
Dec 6-7 Passive Solar Design - An in-depth and hands-on exploration of passive solar heating and passive cooling for homes and businesses. We’ll explore the principles of passive design; practical implications of design principles; integrated design; building materials well suited to passive solar; maintenance of air quality in air-tight, energy-efficient homes; thermal mass requirements; proper glazing; window options; energy-efficient backup heating and cooling systems; computer software to analyze energy performance of homes during the design phase; and common errors of passive design – and ways to avoid these costly mistakes.
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, USA


$330
USD
Dec 12-13

Intro to Photovoltaics - f you want to build your own PV system, or want to know if solar makes sense for you before you talk to a contractor, this 2-day workshop is for you. This course is also a perfect introduction to solar for contractors and solar career seekers. Topics include:

  • Basics of electricity and PV
  • The nuts and bolts of solar
  • Stand-alone and grid-tied solar system components
  • Simple ways to save money by improving energy efficiency
  • Quick calculation of financial payoff
  • Determine ideal system size based on equipment costs, incentives/rebates, and grid utility rates
Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$250
Dec 14

Wire Your Own PV System - Apply the lessons learned in PV101 with this hands-on sequel. In this course you will assemble an operational non-battery grid-tied PV system (the most common type). In addition to wiring a system, you will look at various options for mounting, inverters, PV modules and meters. Basic grounding and inverter operation will be covered.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$125
       
  Courses you've missed in 2007 but they are keep here so that you can browse around the various organisations    
       
Jan 8-13
2007

Solar Installation Course - Learn how to install renewable energy systems in remote areas. We will install a 625 watt AC/DC solar electric system for the new classroom at MMRF, using solar panels generously donated by BP Solar and power conditioning equipment generously donated by Outback Power Equipment Systems. We will also build a one panel lighting system for our neighbors, organic cacao farmers Ignacio Ash and Zenovia Requena.

Maya Mountain Research Farm

Up river from San Pedro Columbia, Belize

$725 USD
Jan 16 Introduction to Passive Solar Design

Green Building Institute
7761 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland,
USA

$43
Register by
Apr 16
Feb 1 Introduction to Solar Energy: Photovoltaics (PV) and Hot Water
The course will cover: What are the differences between residential solar power and solar hot water systems? How can solar energy reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can solar photovoltaic home systems help against rising utility costs? How does a grid-tied solar electric system work? What components are needed? What are the costs? What kind of house or roof do I need for a solar electric system?
Green Building Institute
7761 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland,
USA

$42
Register by
Jan 5
Feb 2 -4 Heating with wood - This course is useful for anyone thinking of installing a wood stove and using wood as a beautiful, cosy and renewable source of space heating and/or water heating.

LILI
Winslow, Buckinghamshire, UK

£120-180
Feb 3 Sustainable Energy for Homeowners - This course is designed to help homeowners and self-builders to assess which sustainable energy options are most appropriate for their home. The key renewable energy and energy efficiency options are presented and explained. Participants also learn about how much they will cost, how much energy can be saved or generated from typical schemes and how best to combine different technologies.

Green Dimension
Milton Keynes,
UK
£150
Feb 18-24

How to Build a Wind Turbine - Training, accommodation and food: A full week in the workshop constructing Wind Turbines from scratch.

The week is run by Hugh Piggott and hosted by Womersley’s & Amazon Nails.

Womersleys
Walkley Lane,
Heckmondwike,
Leeds, UK

£564
March
19-23
Wind Power - Part 1 of this course covers all the basic requirements for choosing and installing a wind energy system, and is suitable for those thinking of buying or building their own system, as well as those with a general interest in the subject. There will be a visit to a local wind farm. Part 2 consists of detailed workshops on the design of wind machines. Wind turbines at CAT range from a 50kW Marlec to a 500kW Nordtank machine and a community owned 75kW Vestas turbine.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£275-
£595
Apr 21-22

DIY Solar Water Heating - This 2 day course demonstrates how to go about building and installing your own practical solar system. The course would involve working towards the production of a flat plate collector using many recycled parts and includes the production of a simple electronic control system.

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust Gaia Centre, Delabole, Cornwall, UK

£120
Apr 28

Introduction to Photovoltaics & Solar Energy - The course will aim to give trainees an introduction to and overview of the use of solar energy to provide electricity and hot water. Concentrating primarily on photovoltaics,thecourse will investigate the different photovoltaic modules available on the market, and how to select an appropriate model. The process of installation and maintenance will also be considered.

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust Gaia Centre, Delabole, Cornwall, UK

£60
May
4-6
Introduction to Solar Electric Systems - Participants will learn about photovoltaic principles and systems, and will undertake practical sessions on system design and basic PV circuits. The CAT site has several grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems, incorporating roof-integrated, above-roof and free-standing arrays, which will be demonstrated. The course is an introduction to photovoltaics and is not suitable for installers.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£175-
£320
May
17-18
Intro to PV Design and Installation - This two-day intermediate workshop is designed for contractors, electricians and others with electrical backgrounds who are interested in PV as a professional career—as well as handy homeowners who will actively participate in their solar system installation.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$216
June
18-22
PV Design and Installation Boot Camp for Beginners - This intensive, five-day course just might be the toughest PV training course you'll ever love. This workshop provides a great foundation for those looking to find employment in the ever expanding PV market, as well as for handy homeowners who want an immersion in the concepts, as well as the nuts and bolts, of grid-tied PV.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$626
June 23 Solar Water Heating - A solar panel can be installed on virtually any house, to save both energy and money. This course will look at safe and effective use of solar water heaters. Ardnashee
Coomanore North, Bantry
Cork, Ireland
€40
June 29 -
July 1
Domestic Solar Water Heating Systems - Participants will work through a theoretical programme in domestic solar water heating installation. There will be practical sessions in the mounting of collectors on a variety of roof types accompanied by a guide to best practice, tours of CAT's solar systems and software simulations.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£175-
£320
July
5-6
Intro to PV Design and Installation - This two-day intermediate workshop is designed for contractors, electricians and others with electrical backgrounds who are interested in PV as a professional career—as well as handy homeowners who will actively participate in their solar system installation.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$216
July 7 Solar Water Heating - A solar panel can be installed on virtually any house, to save both energy and money. This course will look at safe and effective use of solar water heaters. Ardnashee
Coomanore North, Bantry
Cork, Ireland
€40
July
14
Generate Clean Power with Wind - Is wind energy right for you? What questions should you ask yourself and your suppliers? This exciting workshop is designed to answer these questions and more.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$108
July
19-22
Solar Design and Natural Building - Crestone Solar School workshops are balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. Folow the link above to see the what's included in the course
Crestone Solar
Crestone, CO, USA
$600
July
21-22
Solar Design - This workshop will present the basic design, theory and methods required to maximize the solar potential of your present or future home. Day one will use lectures, slide shows and tours to show how to use passive design for home heating, cooling and day lighting. Day two will cover the basics of photovoltaics for home power.

Yestermorrow
Warren, Vermont, USA

$300
USD
July 25 Solar Energy Systems - Part of a series of one-day workshops included in the Natural Building Components module of our Natural Building School.

The Rockies
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada

$79
CND

July 28 Solar Water Heating - A solar panel can be installed on virtually any house, to save both energy and money. This course will look at safe and effective use of solar water heaters. Ardnashee
Coomanore North, Bantry
Cork, Ireland
€40
Aug
1-5
PV Design and Installation Boot Camp for Beginners - This intensive, five-day course just might be the toughest PV training course you'll ever love. This workshop provides a great foundation for those looking to find employment in the ever expanding PV market, as well as for handy homeowners who want an immersion in the concepts, as well as the nuts and bolts, of grid-tied PV.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$626
Aug
8-12
PV Design and Installation Boot Camp for Beginners - This intensive, five-day course just might be the toughest PV training course you'll ever love. This workshop provides a great foundation for those looking to find employment in the ever expanding PV market, as well as for handy homeowners who want an immersion in the concepts, as well as the nuts and bolts, of grid-tied PV.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$626
Aug
16-19
Solar Design and Natural Building - Crestone Solar School workshops are balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. Folow the link above to see the what's included in the course
Crestone Solar
Crestone, CO, USA
$600
Sept
11-12
Efficient Stoves and Fireplaces – This course will teach you how to build rocket stoves. They are among the most efficient wood burning stoves ever devised, and they can be built for very little or even no money using discarded materials. You will learn how they work, basics of combustion, fuels, etc. and help to build a rocket mass heater in just two days.

The Hollies
Castletown, Enniskeane, Co.Cork,
Ireland

€160
Sept
14-16
Domestic Solar Water Heating Systems - Participants will work through a theoretical programme in domestic solar water heating installation. There will be practical sessions in the mounting of collectors on a variety of roof types accompanied by a guide to best practice, tours of CAT's solar systems and software simulations.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£175-
£320
Sept
17-21
PV Design and Installation Boot Camp for Beginners - This intensive, five-day course just might be the toughest PV training course you'll ever love. This workshop provides a great foundation for those looking to find employment in the ever expanding PV market, as well as for handy homeowners who want an immersion in the concepts, as well as the nuts and bolts, of grid-tied PV.

Solarliving
Hopland, CA, USA
$626
Sept 29-30 Solar Water Heating Self Build - This course will lead you through the theory, methods & techniques to build your own working model solar water heating panel. With discussions, demonstrations & practical hands-on activities you will leave with a full understanding of solar water heating, the capabilities & limitations & how to integrate it with existing domestic hot water heating system.

EarthWorks Trust
East Meon, Petersfield, UK
£357

Sep 30

Solar Water Heating - An afternoon course 2.00-6.00pm

A solar panel can be installed on virtually any house, to save both energy and money. This course will look at safe and effective use of solar water heaters covering: Suitable systems for your needs; Installation options (roof/ground mounting and plumbing options); Ancillary equipment (differential thermostats, pumps, dump loads etc.); Safety and protection from overheating, freezing, legionnaires disease and excess pressures; Different solar panels types. This course is intended for competent DIY enthusiasts and plumbers.


Ardnashee
Bantry, Ireland
€40
Sept 30 -
Oct 5
How to Build a Wind Turbine - Hugh Piggott, author of Wind Power Workshop and Brakedrum Windmill Plans, leads this popular practical course. Participants will be led through the design and build stages, which will cover all the information needed to construct a small aerogenerator.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£350-
£650
Oct
5-7
Introduction to Solar Electric Systems - Participants will learn about photovoltaic principles and systems, and will undertake practical sessions on system design and basic PV circuits. The CAT site has several grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems, incorporating roof-integrated, above-roof and free-standing arrays, which will be demonstrated. The course is an introduction to photovoltaics and is not suitable for installers.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£175-
£320
Oct 6-7
17th Annual Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings 2007 - We are sure you will enjoy learning more about sustainable solar homes, buildings and technologies that are available today. Up to 75 homes will be on the tour this year. We present on tour - real buildings for real people - that are among the most affordable, energy efficient, durable, healthy and economical available today.

The area around Washington, DC, USA

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Oct 19 Solar Installation Course - Installing Solar Panels can be a rewarding and successful business. Solar Installers have the potential to earn high salaries, whilst enjoying a rewarding and worthwhile job. The job requires minimum outlay, and the process is relatively straightforward. Contact ivan@navitron.org.uk for more details.

Navitron
Lower Brockhampton,
Bringsty,
Worcester, Herefordshire, UK
£175
       
  Courses you've missed in 2006 but they are keep here so that you can browse around the various organisations    
       
March
6-10
Wind Power - Part 1 of this course covers all the basic requirements for choosing and installing a wind energy system, and is suitable for those thinking of buying or building their own system. Part 2 consists of detailed workshops on the design of wind machines. Aerogenerators at CAT range from a 50kW Rutland to a 600kW machine and include a community owned 75kW turbine.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£260-
£575
April 1 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. Solar Energy International
Guemes Island Community Center, Guemes Island, WA, USA


$100
April 3 - 5 Solar Hot Water - Workshop participants will learn how to design and install residential sized solar domestic hot water systems. Solar Energy International
Guemes Island Community Center, Guemes Island, WA, USA


$575
April 18 Solar Power and Solar Hot Water - Two free seminars on solar energy. In the first seminar Mr. Gilbert will give an introduction to solar energy systems (photovoltaics or PV). He will show how these PV systems work and how home-owners can take advantage of state and federal incentives. In the second seminar Mr. Gilbert will give an introduction to solar water heating, which will include a tour of the buildings solar radiant floor heating system. Green Building Institute
7761 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland,
USA


Free
April 22 Solar Thermal Systems Theory & Practice for DIY installation
Call Sarum Solar on 0845 408 0444 (UK Only)


DCRS
West Farm, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset, UK


£80
May
1-5
Solar Domestic Water Heating - Participants will work through a theoretical programme in domestic solar water heating installation. There will be practical sessions in the mounting of collectors on a variety of roof types accompanied by a guide to best practice, tours of CAT's solar systems and software simulations.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£260-
£575
May
6-7
EcoPower - Demonstrating how to make it and how to save it with advice on renewable resources and energy efficiency. Speak directly to experts about your energy circumstances, discuss realistic solutions and fun alternatives and be inspired by community energy projects.

The Rodd, Presteigne, Herefordshire, UK £2
May 13 Sustainable Energy for Homeowners - This course is designed to help homeowners and self-builders to assess which sustainable energy options are most appropriate for their home. The key renewable energy and energy efficiency options are presented and explained. Participants also learn about how much they will cost, how much energy can be saved or generated from typical schemes and how best to combine different technologies.

Green Dimension
Milton Keynes,
UK
£150
May 18 Certificated Solar Training - Navitron runs professional training courses equally suitable for individuals who wish to attend a course prior to installing their own system, or for tradespeople who wish to become professional installers. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, and for advice on specific installations.

Navitron
Berrington Hall, near Leominster,
UK
£175
May 30 -
June 3
Solar Hot Water - Workshop participants will learn how to design and install residential sized solar domestic hot water systems. Solar Energy International
395 Clark Ave Paonia, CO, USA


$525
June 5 - 9 Solar Home Principles - Learn the principles behind designing and building residential structures that achieve optimal year-round comfort, reduce energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and limit environmental impact. Solar Energy International
395 Clark Ave Paonia, CO, USA


$575
June
5-9
Photovoltaics - Learn how to use PV (photovoltaic) technology to produce their own electricity from the sun. The workshop focuses on the practical design and installation of home PV systems. Participants learn system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification, and component selection. The workshop covers typical applications and case study examples. Green Building Institute
7761 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland,
USA


$750
USD
June
5-9
Solar Domestic Water Heating - Participants will work through a theoretical programme in domestic solar water heating installation. There will be practical sessions in the mounting of collectors on a variety of roof types accompanied by a guide to best practice, tours of CAT's solar systems and software simulations.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£260-
£575
June 22 Certificated Solar Training - Navitron runs professional training courses equally suitable for individuals who wish to attend a course prior to installing their own system, or for tradespeople who wish to become professional installers. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, and for advice on specific installations.

Navitron
Berrington Hall, near Leominster,
UK
£175
July
22-23
Solar Design - This workshop will present the basic design, theory and methods required to maximize the solar potential of your present or future home.

YesterMorrow
189 VT Route 100, Warren, Vermont, USA

$275
USD
September
4-8
Solar Domestic Water Heating - Participants will work through a theoretical programme in domestic solar water heating installation. There will be practical sessions in the mounting of collectors on a variety of roof types accompanied by a guide to best practice, tours of CAT's solar systems and software simulations.

CAT
Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
£260-
£575
Sept 9 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. Solar Energy International
Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ, USA


$100
Sept 23 Solar Hot Water Systems - This hands-on workshop will look at the different uses for solar, collector types, collector hook up basics, pipe sizes and insulation, heat exchangers, expansion tanks, pumps, flow rates, and storage. With Michael Holm of SOLARCO

Everdale
Hillsburgh, Onterio, Canada

$85
CDN
October 15 Build your own Emergency Power System - Based on an inexpensive lawnmower engine and a car alternator, it includes storage batteries and an inverter. Solar PV and Wind charging will also be addressed.

Call +1 845-832-7211 for more info

Green Trust
Wingdale, NY USA


$100
October 7 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. Solar Energy International
Guemes Island Community Center, Guemes Island, WA, USA


$100
       
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