This one-day solar panels course is run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust. The course is for anyone wanting an introduction to renewable energy technologies, as well as those wishing to install off-grid photovoltaic energy systems. The next course date is:
- Saturday 22nd July 2017
This course covers the basics of solar panels, from system design and load calculation through to the various types of solar panels, batteries and inverters and their suitability in different situations. There is a practical workshop on setting up a small photovoltaic system and a tour of Earthship Brighton.
The course is taught by Andy Reynolds; a long-term practitioner in low impact living and associated technologies. Andy has been building and using wind and solar systems since the late 1980s. He runs his home almost entirely from home-generated renewable energy and is the author of Wind & Solar Electricity: A practical DIY guide.
Mischa Hewitt will be assisting. Mischa was one of the project managers of Earthship Brighton, is the author of the book 'Earthships in Europe', and has an MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies (Distinction) from the Centre for Alternative Technology. He is a Passivhaus Designer and Commercial Energy Assessor and has worked on many eco-building projects.