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DIY Off Grid Power Supplies using Micro wind and Solar PV

Sunday 9 March 08 | 10am - 5pm | €100 (16 places)

This workshop is intended to be an introduction to the subject and is aimed at novices who wish to set up their own off- grid power supplies using micro-wind, solar photovoltaic panels or other forms of renewable energy. The workshop has evolved somewhat in the last year and now concentrates on an examination of basic principles and the equipment which is available.  There is a small amount of practical work. It is recommended that workshop participants bring a notebook and a calculator.  While maths is kept to a minimum, it is an intrinsic part of the workshop and of understanding how electrical systems work. Level of maths required: ability to add divide, multiply and subtract – about primary school level!

Some course notes will be available in advance. (More below...)

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DIY Solar Thermal Workshop

How to make your own high performance solar panel

Sunday 2 March 08 | 10am - 5pm | Early Bird €100 until 10 Feb (€120 thereafter & NOTE: ONLY 12 places)

This workshop will look at how to make a high quality solar panel out of recycled materials. Contrary to popular perception, solar panels are not hard to make and the basic materials may cost as little as €50.00. The type of panel featured in this workshop will have the capability to heat water to 50 degrees Celsius as early in the year as February and to over 70 degrees on a regular basis during the summer.

By the end of the workshop, a fully operational - and very professional looking - solar panel will have been built, weather-proofed, mounted and plumbed in.  There are many opportunities for workshop participants to develop their practical skills and use the various hand tools. Course numbers are restricted to 12 places in order to facilitate this.  (See below... )

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Green Building Course: The Energy Efficient Home with Patrick Waterfield

Wednesdays from Oct 3rd to Nov 7th | 7.30 - 9.30pm

€180 (10% reduction for Village and ÉASCA members)

In association with The Village and ÉASCA

This course uses Patrick’s popular book, The Energy Efficient Home, as the core reading. By the end of this series participants will have the confidence and knowledge to make the big decisions in managing a new build or renovation. Dr Patrick Waterfield is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. He is the author of 14 conference and journal papers and numerous periodical/magazine articles.

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Green Building Course: The Energy Efficient Home with Patrick Waterfield

Wednesdays from 22nd Oct to 3rd Dec | 18.30 - 20.30 | Cultivate Centre | Bookings: 01 674 5773 | 6 week course - €180 (20% reduction for Cultivate and ÉASCA members)

FULLY BOOKED 

This course uses Patrick’s popular book, The Energy Efficient Home, as the core reading. (book included with the course fee).  By the end of this series participants will have the confidence and knowledge to make the big decisions in managing a new build or renovation.

Dr Patrick Waterfield is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. He is the author of 14 conference and journal papers and numerous periodical/magazine articles.

This course is run in partnership with ÉASCA, the Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association

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A Cultivate Green Building Forum with Duncan Stewart

Energy Proofing Your Home  |  Protect your investment now!

Saturday September 29th 2007 | 10am - 5pm | €60

In Association With ÉASCA (The Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association) and the Village Project with support from Ecological Building Systems, Kingspan Century, O'Mahony Pike and Siemens.  

Designing a new home?  Eco-retrofitting?  Don’t miss Ireland’s foremost Green Building Event!

  • Featuring green building and design experts
  • Covers both new build and retrofit
  • Choose from 10 different 2-hour workshops
  • Q&A and design clinic
  • Hosted by Duncan Stewart, the award-winning architect and well-known TV presenter

TIMETABLE & WORKSHOP details follow...

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DIY Off Grid Power Supplies Workshop

Sunday November 11th | 10am - 5pm | €100

How to set up independent power supplies using Solar PV, micro wind and pedal power with Andy Wilson

This workshop is aimed at novices who wish to set up their own off- grid power supplies. It will cover everything from assessing one's energy requirements and site evaluation to selection of equipment, basic electrical wiring procedures and system management.

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DIY Solar Thermal Workshop

Sunday November 4th | 10am - 5pm | €100

How to make your own high performance solar panel with workshop provider: Andy Wilson

This workshop will look at how to make a high quality solar thermal panel out of recycled materials. Contrary to popular perception, solar panels are not hard to make and the basic materials may cost as little as €50.00. The type of panel featured in this workshop has the capability to heat water to 50 degrees Celsius as early in the year as February and to over 70 degrees on a regular basis during the summer.

By the end of the workshop, a fully operational (and very professional looking) solar panel will have been built, weather- proofed, mounted and plumbed in.  This workshop is aimed at people with little or no previous experience who want to learn how to make their own solar panel.

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