Member Events – MREA Beginner Workshops

WAEE has a great list of organizational members that are very active in providing great opportunities for educators, students, families and kids of all ages. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association has a ton of great workshops for all levels of energy educators and consumers. Here are a few workshops they are holding this Fall focusing more on beginners. There is a wide range of topics here from food preservation to wind and solar energy! Certainly something for everyone.
August 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Amherst, WI
We’ll look at one of the oldest food preservation methods and put some new life into it. This course is a hands-on course with many tasty treats.
August 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Waunakee, WI
In this one-day course, participants will overview the process of anaerobic digestion and review how anaerobic biodigesters work, digester design options, biogas uses, as well as economic, installation, and operating considerations.
September 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Custer, WI
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar electric systems.
September 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Amherst, WI
Participants in this course will learn how to make the good pickles of yesteryear; it could be fermented, made in a jar, crock or “raw” pickled. Participants will also learn that fermentation is an amazing way of preserving food that not only retains nutrients but also can make more nutrients int he process, such as the creation of vitamin C when making sauerkraut.
September 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Madison, WI
Participants in this course will learn about the basics of biofuels, including ethanol, B100, and used cooking oil, among others. Participants will learn about oilseed production and how they can use biofuels to fuel vehicles, generators, and everything in between.
September 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Custer, WI
This course provides participants with an overview of the fundamental skills and concepts to help prospective PV installers develop competent and safe work practices when dealing with photovoltaic systems.
September 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Custer, WI
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of wind electric systems.
September 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wisconsin Rapids, WI
This course provides hands-on training for making fuel from locally produced resources for use in diesel engines, fuel oil burners, and generators.
October 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Custer, WI
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar thermal systems with an emphasis on northern climate systems.
October 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sturgeon Bay, WI
In this one-day course, participants will gain a perspective of how to design their farm in a sustainable manner that utilizes renewable energy solutions.
October 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Stevens Point, WI
In this one-day course, participants will have the opportunity to perform an on-site conversion of an Allis Chalmers G into an electric tractor.
November 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Custer, WI
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of solar thermal systems with an emphasis on northern climate systems.
November 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Verona, WI
This course is intended to help the participant understand, define, and explain “stray voltage” as it pertains to farm wiring and renewable energy systems.
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