Alternative Transportation - 2 weeks
Learn the construction and conversion of electric vehicles.
• Off Road Models • Pickups and Commuter Conversions
• Current Practices, Opportunities, and Future Trends. For those wanting practical experience with Alternative/EV technology.
Guest instructors: Dr. Robert Wills & David Booth. Learn how hydrogen can be used in energy applications. • Fundamental Principles • Safety • Historical Overview • Electrolyzer Theory and Operation • Storage • Available Products • Appliance Conversion • Fuel Cells • Future Perspective. Hands-on experience generating and using hydrogen.
Learn the fundamentals of solar and energy efficiency • Passive Solar Concepts • Design Guidelines • Construction Techniques • Insulation Strategies • Remodel/Retrofit Opportunities • Solar Water and Air Heating • Sunspaces and Greenhouses • Case Studies and Tours of successful designs. A comprehensive overview for those who want to design/build.
Learn to design and install solar electric systems. • Fundamentals of Practical Design/Sizing • Typical Applications • Hardware Selection • Safety • Case studies
• Field Installation. For those who want to use PV or seek employment in the solar industry.
Guest instructor: Richard Perez, Home Power. Learn to design/install residential systems • ac/DC PV/ Hybrids • Lab Exercises • Hardware Selection • Code Compliance • Wiring • Retrofitting Appliances • Water Pumping • Case Studies and tours. For those with experience in PV systems.
Guest instructor: Don Harris, Harris Hydroelectric. Learn to install residential water power systems. • Design and Sizing • Commercial Products & Suppliers • Site Installation. For those who want extensive field experience installing working systems.
Guest instructor: Mick Sagrillo, Lake Michigan Wind & Sun. Learn to design and install wind generator systems. • Aerodynamics • Generators, Alternators & Induction Machines • Tower Design • Site Analysis/Sizing • Safety
• Energy Storage • Legal Issues • Hybrid Systems • Installation Procedures. Get practical experience designing and erecting wind generators.
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