DIY Solar Electricity

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Wouldn't it be awesome to harness your own electricity from the sun? Solar energy is green, silent and a lot easier to build than you think.

This DIY class will cover the basics of electricity as well as how to design, build, and install your own solar panel system. In addition to solar electricity, we will discuss other sources of renewable energy such as wind and geothermal power. The class concludes with hands-on experience assembling part of an actual solar panel.

You will walk away from this course with the basic knowledge needed to start generating your own solar energy at home...and for a lot less money than you thought!

What's Provided

Soldering Materials and Solar Cells

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The Green Suite

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A self-proclaimed eco-warrior, Nick Conrad founded The Green Suite to enlighten others how to lessen their impact on the environment while improving their homes. Through The Green Suite, he teaches innovative, DIY ways of producing food, power, and products from recycled objects and repurposed materials. The Green Suite offers classes, tips, and kits online to help any aspiring eco-file get started. Nick has been featured in Chicago’s Red Eye for his Zombie Survival Class and presented as a guest speaker in local schools.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 09/20/16

    Nick was a great teacher. I had a beer, met some nice people and learned the basics of constructing a functional solar panel. Excellent value for my money.

    Nick was a great teacher. I had a beer, met some nice people and learned the basics of constructing a functional solar panel. Excellent value for my money.

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    Brooke R.
    Reviewed on 07/14/16

    Oh wow - this was super fun and Nick is awesome and met nice folks and all in all, it was a great 2 hours. Thanks so much!

    Oh wow - this was super fun and Nick is awesome and met nice folks and all in all, it was a great 2 hours. Thanks so much!

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    Chrystal M.
    Reviewed on 07/24/14

    Teacher is personable, good energy, made sure everyone's questions were answered and that anyone who wanted to could help build.

    Teacher is personable, good energy, made sure everyone's questions were answered and that anyone who wanted to could help build.

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    Ryan T.
    Reviewed on 05/22/14

    Great class, very interesting and a fun environment. Will enjoy taking some of Nick's other classes when I'm able!

    Great class, very interesting and a fun environment. Will enjoy taking some of Nick's other classes when I'm able!

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    Shawn C.
    Reviewed on 04/18/14

    This was my first dabble class and it was pretty cool. We talked a little about how solar electricity is made, got to see a homemade setup, and even started the process by practicing soldering.

    This was my first dabble class and it was pretty cool. We talked a little about how solar electricity is made, got to see a homemade setup, and even started the process by practicing soldering.

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    Sarah H.
    Reviewed on 10/03/13

    Nick did a great job describing basic principles of electricity in addition to understanding the various aspects of building a solar panel. I look forward to beginning my solar project and recommend this class!

    Nick did a great job describing basic principles of electricity in addition to understanding the various aspects of building a solar panel. I look forward to beginning my solar project and recommend this class!

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