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Central Lincoln County Adult Education

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Low Cost Solar Solutions

with Lee Zwicker


Class is canceled

Are you interested in learning how to use an abundant resource, sunlight, to save money and fight climate change at the same time? Do you want to learn about the hi-tech solar water heaters, photo voltaic panels and solar hot air heating systems? Do you want to know how and where to purchase solar equipment at wholesale prices? Or maybe you are just interested in learning where to get plans on how to build solar heated water troughs or bird baths that do not freeze in winter. Although listed as a solar energy course, it also covers a handyman’s guide to lowering your energy footprint and as a result, saving you money on both your heating and electrical bills. This course is not aimed at the wealthy but at the middle and low income home owner who is looking to save some money and help the planet at the same time. The course covers both hi-tech equipment and the construction of homemade solar panels, battery banks, solar hot water heaters, solar hot air systems, solar ovens and solar distillation units. We’ll also talk about how you can save hundreds of dollars a year by learning how to build a thirty gallon solar batch hot water heater out of recycled parts for under $100.00 or where you can buy a state of the art evacuated tube water heating system.

Lee Zwicker has lived off the grid for 14 years now. He has worked in the construction fields most of his life. He built his 1700 square foot Maine home entirely by himself, from clearing the land to building and installing the electrical system which is off grid solar.


Code: 6200.11.0.417.12.150978
Jun 10th, 2017
Sat for 1 week from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Skidompha Public Library

184 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543 Get directions

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