Interested in “Going Solar”? Planning on building a new home? What is the path to energy independence for the Alberta homeowner? Interested in greening your job? Solar technologies are rapidly being adopted all over the world and most of them work very well in Alberta. Find out about the latest opportunities in the world of solar energy.
In this class you will learn:
- How to plan a solar electric system for your home or business including the basic components, costs and benefits, sources of equipment and installers.
-The design principles and working parts of an Alberta off-grid cabin solar electric system.
- The options and components of a solar hot water system for your home.
- The elements of cold-climate solar home design from an energy efficient house on up to a full net zero energy building.
- A solar greenhouse plan to grow fresh produce year round in Alberta.
A number of other additional solar applications will be explained including solar water pumping, solar crop drying, solar ovens, solar cars, etc.
Students will also be provided with the resources to find local installers and sources of solar equipment along with numerous high quality websites.
This is not a hands-on installation course. It is a great overview of Alberta-specific solar technologies. Equipment will be demonstrated in class. The course will culminate in a Saturday tour of commercial solar installations. Information will be provided on available resources for further training and certification opportunities.