Sun 3rd March 2024
Sat 1st June 2024
Sun 8th September 2024
1 day 9.30 - 4.30pm
An introduction to Solar Electricity: The difference between: AC and DC electricity, 'Off' grid and 'On' grid solar, and 12 and 24 volt solar systems,
Theory of electricity flow and use, Practical understanding of applications.
Sizing of the solar system for your needs: There is a little maths here but if you are not maths minded don't worry, once shown the theory you will be shown where and how to get the calculations done for you.
Types of solar panel: The different panels available, their uses and advantages/disadvantages
Components: Knowledge of the components needed to collect, store and supply the electricity made by the solar panel, charge controllers, batteries and inverters
Sourcing the components; new and recycled, pricing and good value
A practical demonstration and hands-on experience.
What to Expect
A hands-on, informal day spent with others interested in self-sufficient solar power. Find out how to build your own small/medium solar set up for an off-grid cabin, shed, workshop or vehicle.
If you have a little experience already or have no experience at all, be reassured that this course is still for you as no previous technical solar knowledge is required!
What to Bring
Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided, including a homemade cake.
Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.
Bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have.
Please arrive 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start
To ensure all attendees get the best experience from their training we only run our courses in small groups.
We therefore must operate with a strict cancellation policy: Refunds (or booking transfers) are not given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course. If a cancellation is made with more than 2 weeks notice but within 6 weeks of the course date, then we will try to re-sell your tickets, if we are successful then a refund will be issued for the full amount less a £10 administration fee. If a cancellation is made with more than 6 weeks notice, then a full refund will be issued.