New dates to be announced
This course runs from 10am to 4.00pm in Brighton.
This one-day beginners course can be taken as a stand alone course or combined with our more advanced Solar grid systems in the home course the following day.
This is a perfect introduction to off grid power, with a project you can duplicate at home
What to expect
This course is suitable for complete beginners. Before the course participants will be sent a video where Andy explains parts of Ohms law and an Ohms wheel sheet. This will make the relationship between Volts, Amps and watts much clearer.
The course itself will be a demonstration on how to create a small solar/ battery set up. This includes PV solar panels and various wiring systems, different charge controllers, types of battery, and inverters or DC direct use. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A throughout as the course is broken up into discussions and demonstration of each technology.
This course makes a good grounding for our more in-depth Solar grid systems in the home.
Participants will take away a copy of Andy’s book “Wind and Solar Electricity”.
Andy Reynolds will lead this course, with assistance from Fran Pickering. Andy is an author, instructor, forester and promoter of self-reliance. Andy has been building and using wind and solar systems since the late 80s. He runs his home almost entirely from home-generated renewable energy. Read his blog here.
Brighton venue tbc.
- £260 – Sponsored/organisation rate
- £260– Individual income more than 25k/yr
- £210 – Individual income 18-25k/yr
- £160 – Individual income less than 18k/yr
- £110 – Individual, concessionary rate (check your eligibility)*
If you have completed the booking process but you haven’t received a confirmation email from us please contact us to check your booking has gone through.
If you are booking within two weeks of the event, or the event is nearly full, you will not have the option to pay BACS. Instead, you will need to pay immediately using a credit/debit card or PayPal.