Vermont

Free PV Workshops for beginners to experts given by David Palumbo of Independent Power & Light, First Saturday of every month at the Palumbo/IP&L PV and microhydro powered off-grid neighborhood. Participant interest will determine which of the following topics will be discussed and demonstrated (as practical): site selection, PV modules, batteries, charge controllers, inverters, lighting (ac & DC), balance of system components, system monitoring and maintenance, water (finding it, developing it, transporting it, pumping it, and getting power from it), snow (living with it, playing with it, and removing it), ponds, living in cold climates, living with our woods, heating with wood, and root cellars. Visit a beautiful part of Vermont and meet people who are either living with renewable power or considering it. David Palumbo has taught workshops in the past with the fine people of Solar Energy International and with the real good folks of the Solar Living Institute.

Call, fax, or write for your reserved spot, information, and directions. 9am to 3 pm the first Saturday of every month. David Palumbo/ Independent Power & Light, RR1 Box 3054, Hyde Park, VT 05655, call or fax 802-888-7194. This is a freebie so bring your own lunch and coffee. We will supply our own pure drinking water, and a great pond for swimming if you are so inclined.

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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