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News :: Education : Environment : Human Rights : Social Welfare : Technology
Renewable Energy Workshops
30 Mar 2006
Modified: 01:09:58 PM
Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solar, wind, and hydro-electricity, solar hot water and cooking, energy efficiency.
Classroom sessions & system tours. * April, 2006
Renewable Energy Workshops:


INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
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Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solar, wind, and hydro-electricity, solar hot water and cooking, energy efficiency.

Classroom sessions & system tours.

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.

Topics Include:
* Why Renewables?
* Solar-Electric, Wind-Electric, & Microhydro-Electric Systems
* System Siting & Design Principles
* Solar Hot Water, Solar Cooking, & Passive Solar Design
* Energy Conservation & Efficiency
* Resources for Further Study

Instructor: Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine & SEI NW and Costa Rica Coordinator

Saturday, April 1, 2006
Guemes Island, Washington State, USA

Tuition: $100 ($75 before March 3); 50% off for Spouse/SO
http://solarenergy.org/workshops


SOLAR HOT WATER
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Learn to use the sun to heat some or all of your hot water!
Classroom sessions, tours, and hands-on installation.

Workshop participants learn system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification, and component selection.

Work on a solar hot water system in the field. This workshop is open to homeowners, contractors, and those who want to work in the growing solar thermal industry.

Topics include:
* Solar Heating Basics
* System Types
* Tours of Systems
* Siting, Design, & Installation
* Industry Guest Speakers
* Safety Procudures & Maintenance
* Laboratory Exercises
* Lessons Learned
* Hands-on Field Installation

Instructor: Chuck Marken, AAA Solar & Solar Thermal Editor, Home Power magazine

April 3-5, 2006
Guemes Island, Washington State, USA

Tuition: $525
http://solarenergy.org/workshops
http://solarenergy.org/workshops/workshop.php?id=19


GRID-TIED SOLAR-ELECTRIC (PV) DESIGN & INSTALLATION
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Learn to use solar-electric technology in its simplest form!
Classroom sessions, tours, and hands-on installation.

Learn to use photovoltaic technology to produce your own electricity on-grid.

Workshop participants learn system sizing, site analysis, hardware specification, and component selection. Install a complete, operational batteryless grid-tie system in the field with current renewable energy equipment.

This workshop is for the novice who wants to use PV and for those seeking employment in the solar industry

Topics include:
* Basics of Electricity
* PV System Components & Sizing
* Tours of PV Systems
* Energy Efficient Appliances
* Industry Guest Speakers
* Solar Site Analysis
* Laboratory Exercises
* Electrical Wiring
* Hands-on Field Installation

Instructors: Carol Weis, SEI & Ian Woofenden, Home Power and SEI

Friday-Sunday, April 7-9, 2006
Guemes Island, Washington State, USA

Tuition: $525
http://solarenergy.org/workshops
http://solarenergy.org/workshops/workshop.php?id=5


REGISTRATION:
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Solar Energy International, NGO
PO BOX 715
CARBONDALE CO 81623-0715
USA

Telephone: 970-963-8855 (USA)
Fax: 970-963-8866
sei (at) solarenergy.org
http://solarenergy.org/workshops


CONTACTS:
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Information, logistics, and lodging:

Ian Woofenden
SEI Northwest & Costa Rica Workshops Coordinator
PO BOX 1001
ANACORTES WA 98221-1001
USA

Telephone: 360-293-7448 (USA)
ian (at) solarenergy.org
http://solarenergy.org/workshops


LINKS:

TRAINING for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES and for emergency response teams
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http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.carbon.org http://www.sunutility.com/html_pg/healthcare.html http://ranchomastatal.com http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.lutw.org http://www.grupofenix.org http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.scoraigwind.com http://www.seedinternational.com.au http://www.watermotor.net http://www.solarliving.org http://www.homepower.com http://www.journeytoforever.org http://www.rainwaterclub.org http://www.passerelleco.info http://www.gen-europe.org http://portugal.ecovillage.org ian (at) solarenergy.org
Specialized training for women http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.hlf.org.np/solsis.htm

HEATING BUILDINGS, HOMES and SPAS with Solar hot water
and radiant heating systems
(note: some manufatures combine solar hot water radiant heating systems with geothermal heat pumps)
(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE)
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http://www.radiantsolar.com http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.radiantec.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.twapanels.ca http://www.wirsbo.ca http://www.thermo-dynamics.com/solar_radiant_heat.html http://www.solarthermal.com http://www.thermomax.com http://www.twapanels.co.uk http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn/101202.asp
http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/images/construction/floor.htm
training for: installing and maintaining solar radiant heating systems: http://www.solarenergy.org sli (at) solarliving.org
Gino Nicolai Hydronic Radiant Simulator Training Center http://www.theiqa.com/gntc.shtml
Free Installation Manual: http://www.radiantec.com/installation.htm
book: Modern Hydronic Heating; author: Siegenthaler http://www.alibris.com
book: Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook; author: Richard Watson http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/go/library/10000/BS_1077567592
book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html#SWH
book: Solar Heating In Cold Regions; author: Jean-Fran├žois Rozis http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html#SHR
book: Hydronic radiant heating, a practical guide for the nonengineer installer; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com
book: Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings; author: John Siegenthaler http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn
book: Radiant Floor Heating; author: R. Dodge Woodson http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn
book: Golden Rules of Hydronic Heating; author: Dan Holohan http://www.amazon.com
book: Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems http://www.alibris.com

GeoThermal Heat Pumps for HEATING and COOLING OF BUILDINGS
note - some Manufactures combine GeoThermal systems with solar hot water heating systems
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http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.geothermalheatpump.com/how.htm http://www.geoexchange.org http://www.soundgt.com/links.htm http://www.earthenergy.co.uk http://www.heatpumpcentre.org http://www.aphgeothermal.com http://www.alliantenergygeothermal.com http://www.waterfurnace.com http://www.earthenergy.ca http://www.geosource.info http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu http://www.geothermalheatpump.com http://www.earthcomfort.com http://www.hydronmodule.com http://www.geothermal-heat-pump-resource.org http://www.hydro-temp.com http://www.geo-systems.com http://www.econar.com http://www.amgeo.com http://www.alliantenergygeothermal.com http://www.sustainablehawaii.com
book: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Introductory Guide http://www.hvacbooks.com/heat_pumps.htm
book: Closed Loop geothermal heat pump design handbook; author: Canbek Karaca http://www.amazon.com
book: Commercial geothermal heat pumps; author: J. Mark Hannifan http://www.amazon.com
book: Geothermal heat pump options manual; author: J. Mark Hannifan http://www.amazon.com
book: Ground Source Heat Pumps, Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial & Institutional Buildings; author: Stephen Kavanaugh
book: How Come, Hydronic heating questions we've been asking for 100 years; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com
book: Residential Hydronic Heating, The I=B=R Coursebook; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com

SOLAR WATER HEATERS and solar heated swimming pools and spas
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http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.tctsolar.com http://www.solar.org.uk http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.ecs-solar.com http://www.estif.org http://www.bubbleactionpumps.com http://www.heliosenergies.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy http://www.sundasolar.com http://www.solarthermal.com http://www.thermotechs.com
free books: http://www.ecs-solar.com/publications.htm
book: Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned 1977 to Today; author: Tom Lane http://www.ecs-solar.com/lessons_learned.htm
book: Tapping The Sun, A Guide To Solar Water Heating http://www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html#SWH
book: Cascade Solar Water Heating Plans; author: Bob Larson http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
training for: installing and maintaining Solar water heating systems: http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.rpc.com.au sli (at) solarliving.org http://www.homepower.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY for TEACHERS and STUDENTS
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http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=17
http://www.epsea.org http://www.homepower.com
http://64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm
http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/programs/nc_solar_in_schools.cfm
http://www.solarschools.com http://irecusa.org/schools http://www.crestuk.org
http://www.pv.unsw.edu.au http://www.rise.org.au
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/ed/teachers/links.htm
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/ProfessionalDevelopment/index.htm

DAY LIGHT SCHOOLS Improve Students' Grades and Behavior
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http://64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm http://www.daylighting.org http://www.daylighting.org/chilton_tour.htm http://www.daylighting.org/pubs/appleton_case_study.pdf ..
http://www.sunpipe.com http://www.kalwall.com
Vertical indoor Garding: http://207.155.2.70 http://www.vertigro.com http://www.omegagarden.com
http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=17

SOLAR TUBE INDOOR DAYLIGHTING for schools
and for growing plants and food indoors
reducing heating and cooling costs, saving energy and money
------------------
http://www.solatube.com http://www.kalwall.com http://www.sunpipe.com http://www.sun-dome.com

Renewable Energy and Economic Progress
---------------------------------
http://italy.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/903470.php

ECO RECYCLE
saving Money and energy Intelligently
---------------------------------
http://india.indymedia.org/en/2005/12/211277.shtml
http://burma.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/287.shtml
http://sydney.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=60535&group=webcast

PEAK OIL and PERMACULTURE
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http://istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/77679.php

FREE JOURNAL: SOLAR ENERGY, Sustainable Technologies
------------------
http://www.epsea.org http://www.homepower.com

BUILD INTO THE FUTURE
Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes
(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof and Tidal Wave proof)
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http://www.monolithicdome.com http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.kalwall.com http://www.solatube.com http://www.solarwall.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.greengridroofs.com http://www.grasscrete.com http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk http://www.ecological-engineering.com http://www.waterless.co.nz http://www.sloanled.com http://www.cansolair.com http://www.myecospace.com http://www.powerlight.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.insuladd.com http://www.vestas.com http://www.activepower.com
http://uruguay.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/42480.php

GERMAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
intelligent design
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translate German => english: http://babelfish.altavista.com
http://www.bomin-solar.de http://www.solarinfo.de http://www.inn-plan.de http://www.optigruen.de http://www.sses.ch http://www.orange-energy.de http://www.firstsolar.com http://www.thyssen-solartec.com http://www.wind-energie.de http://www.solarfoerderung.de http://www.biocar.de http://www.iwr.de http://www.evt-scooter.de http://www.intersolar.de http://www.sunversy.de http://www.solarwaterworld.de http://www.aet.de http://www.berger-biotechnik.de http://www.biodieselverband.de http://www.btec-rosenheim.de http://www.campa-biodiesel.de http://www.cleanenergy.de http://www.dewind.de http://www.eg-solar.de http://www.elsbett.com http://www.energiekontor.de http://www.fmso.de http://www.geothermie.de http://www.rerorust.de http://www.velomobile.de http://www.optigruen.de http://www.zinco.de http://www.sunoven.de http://www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with SOLAR HOT WATER and radiant heating systems
(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS)
------------------
http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=17
http://www.radiantsolar.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.radiantec.com http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.wirsbo.ca http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.twapanels.ca http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.thermomax.com http://www.orange-energy.de
Free Installation Manual: http://www.radiantec.com/installation.htm
book: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; author: John Bartok http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; author: Heinz Grotzke http://www.alibris.com
book: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; author: John Bartok http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; author: Peter Clegg http://www.alibris.com
book: Complete book of the Greenhouse; author: Ian Walls http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html
book: Greener Greenhouses; http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Greenhouse Gardener's Companion; author: Shane Smith http://www.alibris.com
book: Building Your Own Greenhouse; author: Mark Freeman http://www.alibris.com
book: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; author: William Head http://www.alibris.com
book: Building and Using Cold Frames http://www.alibris.com
book: Polytunnel Companion; author: Jayne Neville
book: Gardening Under Plastic: How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels; author: Bernard Salt
book: Starting Early Flowering and Vegetable Plants Under Glass; author: Charles Nissley http://www.alibris.com

SOLAR POWERED GREENHOUSES
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http://www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=17
http://www.growingspaces.co.uk
http://www.scrupe.com/Collecting%20Details/collecting_details.htm
http://www.solar.demokritos.gr/desabst/1981.htm

SOLAR HEAT STORAGE
------------------
http://www.iea-eces.org http://www.epsea.org http://www.orange-energy.de http://www.freeheat.com.au http://www.solargenix.com http://www.warmwater.com

THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE
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Some European manufactures use the floor for thermal mass heat storage. This can keep the building warm for three to seven days if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days in a row or if there is little daylight during the winter.

One method is to put a layer of insulation on the ground, using the same insulation that is used for the Monolithic Dome, see http://www.monolithicdome.com. A three foot (one meter) layer of sand is placed over the insulation. In the sand is placed the hydronic radiant floor heating system or hot water pipes. Then the flooring system is placed on top of the sand.

A deeper base of sand may be used to obtain more thermal mass for areas of extreme cold. The hot water heats up the thermal mass of sand allowing the retained heat to keep the building warm if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days.

An additional option for multi story buildings is to place one foot (1/3 meter) of sand between upper level floors and to place additional hydronic heating pipes in the sand. A floor systems is placed on top of the sand. The building has to be built extra strong to withstand the additional weight of the sand sub-flooring. Some manufactures use the steel framing method for homes and buildings to obtain the strength needed for the additional weight of the sand. See http://www.tri-steel.com for steel homes and buildings.
http://www.epsea.org/mass.html


solar schools, school gardens - academic Success, healthy schools,
Mozart Effect and garden therapy
---------------------------------
http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/49909.php
http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/40959/index.php
http://beirut.indymedia.org/ar/2006/01/3660.shtml
See also:
http://solarenergy.org/workshops
http://www.rpc.com.au

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Re: Renewable Energy Workshops
30 Mar 2006
Good info, but this isn't really an article.
Re: Renewable Energy Workshops
30 Mar 2006
SEI, whats up in carbondale.