RD201: Renewable Energy for the Developing World-Hands on

RD201: Renewable Energy for the Developing World-Hands on

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Event Date(s): 
01/03/13 to 01/11/13
Organized/Hosted by: 
Solar Energy International


Rancho Mastatal
San Jose
Costa Rica

For More Information:

(970) 963-8855

Course fee includes food, shared lodging, and all in-country travel.
The workshop combines classroom sessions with a strong emphasis on real-world projects in the community along with hands-on labs. You will have the opportunity to understand, design, and install systems that can dramatically improve the living conditions of the local people.
Topics include:
--Solar Electricity for Rural Development
--Wind Electricity
--Micro-Hydro Electricity
--Solar Hot Water
--Solar Cooking and Food Drying (with Sol Verde, a women's cooperative)
--Technology Transfer and System Maintenance
--Methane Biogas Digesters (with Dr. Richard Taylor of Earth University)
--Social & Cultural Issues of Working in the Developing World
--Hands-On Installations in the Local Community
Held at Rancho Mastatal, an environmental learning center and retreat located in the last virgin rainforest of Costa Rica's Puriscal County. The course is taught in both English and Spanish. We'll spend about one-third of our time in the classroom, studying renewable energy technology basics. The rest of our time will be in the field or lab, getting our hands dirty, learning by doing.

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
Ian Woofenden and Steve Dyck
Course Instructor Credentials:

-Course instructor credentials not provided-

Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Training Program Accreditation
Registered provider of the NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam
Course Hours Count Toward:

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