This “Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course is no ordinary offering by any means!
On completion, you will gain a multi-faceted view of how to design and construct an advanced next generation solar power system and be able to relate to others on how to do the same; In other words, it is a ” Solar Trainers Training Course”!
Make no mistake; this is a renewable energy “boot camp” and is not for the faint hearted. The weekend will start with the nuts and bolts of Solar Physics and electronics, active and passive solar building design and minimising the electrical load and it will be finished off with the hands on building a mini system that will be a working replica of a full-size system. This mini system can be purchased at a low nominal price at the end of the course.
When you clear your desk and zip up your pencil case you are going to understand not only the watt-hour and kilowatt hour (ENERGY), you will also know the reason the MOSFET transistor changed the industry forever. You will know all the technical jargon you need to get inside the workings of these incredible next generation solar energy systems, which can be installed in urban and farming areas, holiday homes and caravans and even in your motor vehicle and most importantly, the succinct fact that renewable energy systems are only good for the environment if they repay their embodied energy. Just because you install a solar system doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you have done the right thing for future generations; far from it!
All students will receive a complimentary copy of the Solar Technology Designers Catalogue valued at $150 in digital format.
– Nature’s mighty solar engine
– The Suns composition and atomic function
– Spectral and radiant output
– Black body theory
– The solar cycle
– The watt-hour; understanding loads
– Passive solar design
– Hot Water
– System Components
– Designing a system on paper
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS:
– Integrated Circuits
– Hands on putting system together
You can view the full “Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course outline here.
AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Mike Haydon has been in the training industry for 17 years, working with some of Australia’s largest utility companies and has implemented and designed energy efficient programs for large major corporations to reduce their environmental impact. Mike’s home runs on renewable energy with lifetime Nickel Iron battery storage and absolute state of the art C.I.G.S thin film P.V solar panels in the middle of Sydney on 24 Hour Solar Power.
Christopher Darker (Xris) is one of the origins of solar species, from Esperance in Western Australia, with 40 years experience. He has designed and constructed some of the most advanced and revolutionary renewable energy systems in the country. Xris understands enduring quality and knows which products in the marketplace offer superlative performance, deliver maximum environmental leverage and will last you a lifetime. His research is critically acclaimed, as is his long-standing publication, The Solar Technology Designers Catalogue.
Class times: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Meals: Meals are fully catered with three meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea.
Accommodation and other Details: Camping accommodation will be available.
Information on directions, accommodation/facilities and Visas can be found here.
Pricing options: All prices are in Australian dollars. The fee for the course is $595, including GST, meals and camping accommodation. An early bird discount of 10% is available if the course fee is paid 21 days prior to the course start date.