I co-ordinate the Bellingham Chapter of Solar WA which educates the public on renewable energy options.
See the list of classes below on renewable energy that are excellent. If you are just dipping your toe in for general information and feasibility take the Intro. to Renewable Energy Class and tour the homes using those technologies on Guemes. Great fun. Series in both April and October. They have been selling out...so sign up early!
Our 2010 workshops on Guemes Island in NW Washington have just gone live for registration at: http://www.solarenergy.org/workshop-schedule
If you're interested, get registered right away, since many of these workshops fill quickly.
March 27: RE100; Introduction to Renewable Energy with Ian Woofenden; new low price $75!
March 29 - April 3: PV101; Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design with TBA & Ian Woofenden $1195
April 5 - 9: ST101; Solar Hot Water with Chuck Marken & Ian Woofenden $950
April 10 - 12: ST201; Solar & Radiant Heating with Peter Biodo $750
April 13 - 17: MH101; Micro-Hydro Power with Ken Gardner & Ian Woofenden $950
October 9: RE100 Intro to Renewable Energy with Ian Woofenden $75
October 11 - 16: PV101 Solar Electric Fundamentals and Grid-Direct Design with TBA & Ian Woofenden $1195
October 18 - 23: WP201 Wind-Electric Systems Maintenance and Repair with Hugh Piggott, Victor Creazzi, & Ian Woofenden $995
(Prerequisite for this course is Residential Wind Power , offered in April and September in Paonia, Colorado, taught by yours truly with co-instructors Victor Creazzi and Hugh Piggott respectively.)
October 25 - 30: WP102 Homebuilt Wind Generators with Hugh Piggott and crew $995
Also, there is still space in our May 2010 workshop in Durika, Costa Rica
May 15 - 24: RD201 Renewable Energy for the Developing World--Hands-On with Ian Woofenden & Central American team
$1495 includes food, lodging, and in-country travel.
Let me know if you have questions, and I hope we'll see you in 2010!
Solar Energy International
Northwest & Costa Rica Coordinator