Solar Electricity for the Developing World

march 2- 10, 2018

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Learn about solar electricity for the developing world in the developing world! This workshop provides an introduction to stand-alone solar-electric (PV) system design and installation, with a focus on small, rural systems. 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 lighting and cell-phone-charging systems that can dramatically improve the living conditions of the local people. This is an experiential program, with a real-world focus. Come and learn by doing, sharing, and experiencing on projects in the developing world.

For more details, please visit Renewable Reality.


Ian Woofenden has lived off-grid with wind electricity, solar electricity, solar hot water, and wood heat on an island in the Pacific Northwest for the last 35+ years, where he raised his large family, ran multiple businesses, and now focuses on educational work in the renewable energy industry.  His roles in the industry are:

• Senior editor for Home Power magazine since 1998, where he writes about wind and hydro electricity, off-grid living, and other renewable energy topics, and works with authors and readers.

• Renewable energy program developer and coordinator since 1996,  pioneering educational programs in renewable energy for the Northwest U.S. and Costa Rica.

• Wind electricity instructor for various private organizations.

• Occasional tower jockey and crew member on wind installation teams.

• Co-author of Power from the Wind by Dan Chiras, and author of Wind Power for Dummies.

• Founding member of the Small Wind Conference coordinating committee

• Co-moderator of the small-wind-home discussion listserv

• Independent consultant and salesperson for residential and small commercial renewable energy systems.


Please find details here.  


Please find details here.  


To enroll in the class, please register at Renewable Reality.  For more information please contact Ian Woofenden at