How to Build Your Own Solar & Wind Power System Workshop—May 23

April 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

collegeofworldhealthlogo 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Locavore potluck lunchbreak
Kihei Charter School, Kihei, Maui, HI
Suggested Donation $20


 
 
• How to Harness the wind.
• How much solar power do you need?
• What about hydro power.
• Find out more about storing energy.
• The latest in Solar Thermal Energy.
• How does it all tie together?
• Can you unhook from Your Electric Bill?

This workshop gives you the knowledge to use solar and wind power systems to run your home. Learn how to set up the photovoltaic solar panels and wire them to produce power. A colorful slide show surveys the various types of wind turbines.

Learn about the parts of an independent power system. Explore new and old battery technologies. During the class you will see the systems working and producing power. We look at the latest in charge controllers and inverters, the electronic boxes that control and convert the power. You can see how much power is available and learn how to adapt your home to become more energy efficient.

The teacher, Dr. Steve Blake, has built and lived on independent power for decades. Read the Rob Report about Steve’s work.

Click here to register for the workshop.


*Kihei Charter School location:
300 Ohukai Rd # 213
Directions: Coming from south Kihei, take the Pi’ilani Hwy toward the Mokulele. Turn right (mauka) onto Ohukai Road. Take your second right. Go straight to the very end and turn left around the building. Turn left into the next bay. KCS is located on the right. Coming from north of Kihei, turn left (mauka) onto Ohukai Road and follow the directions as above from Ohukai Road. Look for the blue and yellow signs.

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