Off-Grid Solar Shed

2020 Update:  Due to Covid19 all courses from March until July have been postponed.  We will continue to follow Government guidance and are now taking bookings for our 2020 courses from August onwards.  Should it not be possible to run these courses we will offer an alternative date or full refund.



A One Day Course



This course aims to demystify and plainly explain solar electricity to those who want to know what goes on beyond the panel.  You will be given practical demos and hands on experience.  You will be shown how to build your own small/medium solar set up for an off-grid cabin, shed, workshop or vehicle.  How to calculate your energy needs and how to size a system. Where to find the parts and how not to pay more than you need to. If you don't have a project in mind it is still a good base for your solar curiosity.





Course Programme:
1 Day 9.30 - 4.30pm


What To Expect:



This course will cover:

An introduction to Solar Electricity:
The difference between AC and DC electricity
'Off' grid and difference to 'On' grid solar
12 and 24 volt solar systems
Theory of electricity flow and use
Practical understanding of applications

Sizing of the solar system for your needs:
There is a little maths here but if you are not maths minded don't worry, once shown the theory you will be shown where and how to get the calculations done for you. 

Types of solar panel:
The different panels available, their uses and advantages/disadvantages

Knowledge of the components needed to collect, store and supply the electricity made by the solar panel, charge controllers, batteries and inverters

Sourcing the components, new and recycled, pricing and good value

A practical demonstration:
A practical demo and hands-on experience.


Find out how to build your own small/medium solar set up for an off-grid cabin, shed, workshop or vehicle.

If you have a little experience already or have no experience at all, be reassured that this course is still for you and no previous technical solar knowledge is required! 

A hands-on, informal day spent with others interested in self-sufficient solar power.

Refreshments will be provided, including a buffet lunch.

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

What To Bring:
Just bring yourself and a notebook and pen


Please arrive at 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start


Course Tutor:
Arran Ali





Arran is a self-sufficiency enthusiast with a passion for living off-grid.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience and has given many talks on small-scale solar power at Sustainability events and classes.



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Setting up an Off-Grid Solar Shed - Sun 20th September 2020

How to build your own small/medium solar set up for an off-grid cabin, shed, workshop or vehicle.

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