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For Architects, Building Designers, Electricians and Planners

You will receive a comprehensive overview of how solar energy is harnessed in nature and be introduced to some of the latest solar technology innovations available around the planet. There will be an emphasis on energy conservation and best practices for a range of solar energy applications. Areas covered will include:

  • Elementary workings of a photovoltaic (solar) panel
  • On and off grid system design considerations
  • System integration considerations
  • Solar hot water systems
  • Passive design concepts for home and business
  • Solar thermal technologies

The principals learned are universal and may be applied to a variety of domestic and commercial applications. The practical installation process will coordinate theory with practice to enhance the learning experience.

Presenter Mark Shakeshaft is an accredited designer and installer of Photovoltaic (solar) Power Systems with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE).

Investment of $545 (earlybird $495 by 12 February) includes materials for workshop participation, twin share accommodation in a bushland retreat setting, morning and afternoon teas and organic vegetarian meals. Student rate and low income $395 (earlybird $345 by 12 February). For more information see www.gudhara.org.au or phone (02) 4884 4467.

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