EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Basic Energy Conservation Course

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, at 9:37 a.m.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Location: Ellswoth City Hall, Ellsworth, ME

For more information: Chris Brewer; 207-990-3676; penobscotswcd.org

This course is a practical guide to Solar Energy. It includes a handyman’s guide to lowering your energy footprint and saving you money. The information presented is intended to educate homeowners and farmers who are looking to save some money and help the planet at the same time. The course covers the construction of both homemade and commercial solar panels, battery banks, solar hot water heaters, solar hot air systems, solar ovens and solar distillation. If you are interested in saving several hundreds of dollars a year by learning how to build a thirty gallon solar hot water heater out of recycled parts for under $100, or maybe a solar heated water trough that doesn’t freeze in the winter, this course is for you. Cost $30 per person. Snacks are included, lunch is on your own.

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