Overview and Appliance Building

Workshop #1

About the workshop

This one day workshop is designed for participants with no prior experience and knowledge with solar power system. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to energy harvesting with solar panels, versus to conventional energy from the electrical grid.

By understanding how solar system works, participants will be able to set up a basic solar system (maximum 300W circuit as this is the maximum capacity one should deal with without an electrician license) at their home.

Following a step-by-step demo, the instructors will then guide the participants to construct a do-it-yourself water kettle and frying pan, with simple and basic materials.

Participants are also invited to have active discussions during the workshop to explore how solar system can assist in their housework chores to maximize their return of investment and also some small business idea.

Contact us for the next workshop if you are interested in building your own solar system at a minimal cost! Click here.

Workshop Rundown

9.30 – 10.15am……………..… Opening introduction and full demo: USB appliances (Lighting, Phone Charging, Fan, USB Hub), DIY water kettle, low temperature frying pan & halogen stove.

10.15-10.30am…………….…. Workshop Setup

10.30-1.30am…………………. Workshop Rundown

- Safety knowledge

- Complete demo and participants’ set up of DIY water kettle wiring

- Complete demo and participants’ set up of DIY low temperature frying pan

1.30-2.15pm……………….….. Lunch

2.15-2.45pm……………….….. Q&A session

- Construction and design review

- Solar panels review

2.45-3.30pm…………………... Discussion of applications

- How to take care your solar panel

- The current usage and wish list

- Design adaptation and integration exercise

- The opportunity and challenges

- Global goals

- Climate change

- Small scale entrepreneurship

- Costs and complexity

3.30-3.45pm…………………… Certificate distribution


3rd March Overview and Appliance Building

Participants will be awarded with a certificate by the end of the workshop