The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will be offering two classes for individuals interested in knowing more about generating energy from wind and/or photovoltaics and possibly installing a system for home use.
Class participants will get to tour the property where the class is held and view the owners Bergey 1-kilowatt wind generator system and three solar photovoltaic electric installations.
The Beginning Wind Class will be Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd. in Oregon, IL
Topics discussed will include: How does wind power work? What are its advantages? What are the components of a home wind generator system? What does it cost? How do I get started?
non-IREA members: $60 (includes IREA membership)
IREA members: $40
The Beginning Solar Electric Class will be Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd. in Oregon, Ill.
Topics covered will include: What is PV? How does it work? What are its advantages? What are the components of a standard PV system? What does it cost? How do I get started?
Suggested contribution: $30 (includes IREA membership)
The Illinois Renewable Energy Association is a not-for-profit-organization that will be hosting its fifth anniversary at Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair at the Ogle County Fairground Aug. 12-13.
For more information about the Fair, visit http://www.illinoisrenew.org.
For more information the workshops offered or to reserve a place, contact: Bob & Sonia Vogl at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (815) 732-7332.
From the April 29-25, 2006, issue