DIY Solar Energy Projects Seminar – First Annual Okanagan Makers Spring Market 2018

Date: April 21, 2018 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Join Okanagan Makers at a DIY Solar Energy Projects Seminar is on Saturday, April 21 at Okanagan Makers Spring Market! This exciting, ticketed seminar will take place in Meeting Room 1,2,3 from 1PM to 4PM.

The seminar will start with a session on ‘Understanding Solar Energy’, when most of the major aspects of solar energy will be presented and discussed. The initial session will be followed by two sessions, when about 30 different DIY projects will be considered. The emphasis will be on low technology projects that use many recycled materials. Some of the projects include: solar distillation, RV and cabin photovoltaic systems, passive solar house construction, bread-box water heaters, trough concentrating water heaters, solar shower towers, camping water heaters, flash water heaters, storage of solar energy, swimming pool heaters, RV water heaters, solar food dryers, solar cold frames, solar greenhouses, parabolic concentrating cookers, solar ovens and fresnel lens furnaces.

Each session will be followed by a question and answer session. Use of solar energy technology is growing at over 40% a year; let’s join the Solar Revolution!

Purchase of the DIY Solar Energy Seminar INCLUDES admission to the Okanagan Makers Spring Market (a $5 value). Tickets to the DIY Solar Energy Projects Seminar are $30 (*plus applicable fees). They’re available for purchase online at or in-person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Tickets purchased day of increase in price, so purchase early!