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E-M:/ Build your own solar panel

Renewable Energy Series – Solar Panel Workshop

Saturday, September 27



Are you interested in a simple and easy way to lower your carbon footprint or provide some electricity to a backwoods site?  Bob Kildea, of Home Energy Insight, will lead you in building your own portable photovoltaic system (solar panel).  The system includes a 15 watt solar panel that charges a battery, which in turn is used to power appliances through an inverter.  All supplies for the system are provided as part of the workshop.  The portable solar system that you will build can provide enough energy to power a small TV or computer, power tools, or other appliances that use no more than 400 watts.


The cost of the workshop is $305 for members of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and $325 for non-members.  Pre-registration and payment are required.  To register for the workshop call: (269) 721-4190.  The workshop is limited to 12 people. 



Matthew Dykstra

Education Director


Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 West Cloverdale Road

Hastings, MI  49508

(269) 721-4473

(269) 721-4474-fax