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Renewable Energy Workshops

by Solar Energy International, NGO Friday, Mar. 31, 2006 at 5:29 PM 970-963-8855 (usa) Guemes Island, WA, USA

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: 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: 0 ( before March 3); 50% off for Spouse/SO



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: 5



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: 5



Solar Energy International NGO

PO BOX 715

CARBONDALE CO 81623-0715


Telephone: 970-963-8855 (USA)

Fax: 970-963-8866



Information, logistics, and lodging:

Ian Woofenden

SEI Northwest & Costa Rica Workshops Coordinator

PO BOX 1001

ANACORTES WA 98221-1001


Telephone: 360-293-7448 (USA)


TRAINING for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES and for emergency response teams


Specialized training for women

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)


training for: installing and maintaining solar radiant heating systems:

Gino Nicolai Hydronic Radiant Simulator Training Center

Free Installation Manual:

book: Modern Hydronic Heating; author: Siegenthaler

book: Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook; author: Richard Watson

book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby

book: Solar Heating In Cold Regions; author: Jean-François Rozis

book: Hydronic radiant heating, a practical guide for the nonengineer installer; author: Dan Holohan

book: Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings; author: John Siegenthaler

book: Radiant Floor Heating; author: R. Dodge Woodson

book: Golden Rules of Hydronic Heating; author: Dan Holohan

book: Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems

GeoThermal Heat Pumps for HEATING and COOLING OF BUILDINGS

note - some Manufactures combine GeoThermal systems with solar hot water heating systems


book: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Introductory Guide

book: Closed Loop geothermal heat pump design handbook; author: Canbek Karaca

book: Commercial geothermal heat pumps; author: J. Mark Hannifan

book: Geothermal heat pump options manual; author: J. Mark Hannifan

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

book: Residential Hydronic Heating, The I=B=R Coursebook; author: Dan Holohan

SOLAR WATER HEATERS and solar heated swimming pools and spas


free books:

book: Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned 1977 to Today; author: Tom Lane

book: Tapping The Sun, A Guide To Solar Water Heating

book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby

book: Cascade Solar Water Heating Plans; author: Bob Larson

training for: installing and maintaining Solar water heating systems:



DAY LIGHT SCHOOLS Improve Students' Grades and Behavior

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Vertical indoor Garding:


and for growing plants and food indoors

reducing heating and cooling costs, saving energy and money


Renewable Energy and Economic Progress



saving Money and energy Intelligently




FREE JOURNAL: SOLAR ENERGY, Sustainable Technologies



Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes

(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof and Tidal Wave proof)



intelligent design


translate German => english:

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)


Free Installation Manual:

book: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; author: John Bartok

book: Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; author: Heinz Grotzke

book: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; author: John Bartok

book: Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; author: Peter Clegg

book: Complete book of the Greenhouse; author: Ian Walls

book: Greener Greenhouses;

book: Greenhouse Gardener's Companion; author: Shane Smith

book: Building Your Own Greenhouse; author: Mark Freeman

book: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; author: William Head

book: Building and Using Cold Frames

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







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 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 for steel homes and buildings.

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