Announcement: Solar Heat Workshop

James Dontje, Director of Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a Do-It-Yourself Workshop on Solar Heat.  This workshop will explain how solar air heaters can reduce propane and natural gas bills and demonstrate how a solar air heater can be built with readily available materials. 

 Cost:

  • $20 contribution per participant for the costs of the workshop
  • if the fee is an obstacle scholarships are available

Tuesday March 18 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

  • Farmamerica, 7367 360th Ave, Waseca, MN 56093
  • (Snow Date, March 20)
  • RSVP:
    • While not required for this location, RSVP's are appreciated
    • 507-835-2052 or info@farmamerica.org

 What to Expect:

  • A short presentation on the technical and economic aspects of solar air heat, as well as other ways to make homes more energy efficient and capture the sun's energy.
  • A hands-on tutorial: How to make a solar air heater from readily available materials.
  • Open discussion and questions, including information on how to use a solar air heater, or how to find a ready-built one.

 More Information:

  • http://homepages.gac.edu/~jdontje/SolarAirHeatingWorkshopAnnouncement.htm
  • James Dontje
  • 507-304-0704
  • jdontje@gustavus.edu

 Additional Solar Heating Information

  • http://homepages.gac.edu/~jdontje/SolarAirHeatingResources.htm

 These workshops are a joint effort sponsored by:

  • Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation--Gustavus Adolphus College (https://gustavus.edu/johnsoncenter/)
  • Linneaus Arboretum--Gustavus Adolphus College (https://gustavus.edu/arboretum)
  • Farmamerica (http://www.farmamerica.org/)
  • Region 9 Renewable Energy Task Force (http://www.r9renewables.org/)
  • Transition Mankato (https://www.facebook.com/TransitionMankatoMn)
  • SSND Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry (http://www.ssnd.org/center-for-earth-spirituality)
ContactDavid Shilling — 507-933-6181
PostedMarch 14, 2014; March 17, 2014; and March 18, 2014
AudiencePublic