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Renewable Energy Workshop – Sat., August 24

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  • Full Name: SS Community Energy
  • Location: Galiano Island with transport provided from SSI
  • Phone: 250-537-4797
  • Expires: 15 days, 1 hour

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    Want to consider a solar array or heat pump for your home? … or learn more about a diversity of renewable energy technologies? … or lower your carbon footprint in response to the Climate Emergency? Why not join us August 24 on Galiano Island for a fun and informing hands-on workshop – “Introducing Renewable Energy”.

    This full-day Workshop (8:30-4:30) will be taught by Tom Mommson and David Denning, at the Galiano Conservancy’s Millard Learning Centre outdoor education facility. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Galiano Conservancy, Salish Sea Renewable Energy Coop, Salt Spring Community Energy, and Salt Spring Ocean Stewards.

    The course begins in the morning with a boat ride from Fernwood Dock on SSI to Retreat Cove on Galiano. A short shuttle to the Millard Learning Centre marks the start of an experiential course to introduce a variety of renewable energy technologies. The course will be tailored to the needs and interests of the participants, with special emphasis on solar and energy efficiency.

    Topics can include: What is renewable energy?, and how to measure it; Solar Heating; Solar Photovoltaic Systems; Where to put your solar PV and what size system; Energy from Wind; Hydropower; Renewable Energy and Transportation; Monitoring electrical energy use in the home, when houses leak heat and other home inefficiencies; retrofits for lower home energy consumption, heat exchange units for the home, driving entirely on renewable energy, batteries and electricity storage systems; EV batteries as emergency battery backups; budgeting and incentives for renewable energy projects; and other introductory topics.

    The Millard Centre is an ideal location for the workshop, as it has been designed around classroom and outdoor teaching facilities based on renewable energy systems. The Galiano Conservancy has been running award-winning educational programs for most of its 30-year history.

    The Workshop Fee is $90. This covers instruction, shuttle, facility use, a portion of the program design, lunch, and some take-home materials. RT transportation from Fernwood Dock on Salt Spring Island has been generously donated by the Salt Spring Ocean Stewards Society.

    This August 24 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Workshop is limited to 15 participants. To register, contact David Denning – ddenning@telus.net, and I will send you a short registration questionnaire.

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