Learn where to get free materials; how to wire them together; and how you can use your new solar panel to power your project:
Charge your Laptop / Phone; Light your Shed; Irrigate your Garden / Window Box / Veg. Patch / Power your Caravan / Van / Boat / Tent or Project; Generate your OWN Electricity!


This course is a 2 day workshop held over the weekend.  Solar Panel Making on the 1st day and 12V Off Grid on the 2nd day.  This course will be held in a Private Converted Barn in Othery, Somerset.  The course will start at 10am on the 7th May 2016.  More information on the venue can be found at http://littleenglandretreats.co.uk.  

You will be provided with all the materials you need to build your own 50W panel to take away on the day.  You will also be advised where you can purchase all materials to further your own project.
On this training workshop you will Learn:
  • The electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits.
  • How to build DIY solar PV panels.
  • How to test, understand and connect together your solar panels.
  • Information about the energy dilemma in the UK and possible future solutions.

There are ONLY 8 spaces so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.   


You can book using the Paypal button on the right.  This workshop is run in Othery at the B&B. The price for the full 2 day workshop is for £195.  

You can pay by credit/debit card or using your paypal account by clicking the Paypal link on the right. 
If you have any questions about this course just use the contact form on the contact page to ask a question.

If you want to attend the 12V Off Grid course only then you need to have already completed a DIY Solar Panel Course.  If this is the case then go ahead and book now: 

Only 8 spaces available so Book Now:

£ 195 

One Day Solar Panel and Off Grid Workshop in Othery

Sat 7th & Sun 8th May 2016 

This workshop is NOT FOR PROFIT.  Any and All profits will go to help support Transition Resource; SEEN and/orRunning MORE 1 day Reuse WorkShops at the Red Brick Building.  So we need to make this one a Success! 

The following Workshops will be available:  

  • Build your own Hot Water Solar Panel like the ones used on the Solar Power Shower Tower.
  • Restore or Redesign a piece of old furniture to make it fit into your new place.
  • Fix up that old bicycle you've had in the shed for years.
  • Learn to Build using juice cartons.  Make a TetraShack or similar structure.  
  • Make a Hula Hoop from water pipe and extras.

If you are a Reuse Crafts Person and would like to Run a Workshop then please get in touch:  kieran@transitionresource.org