Following on from workshops I have done recently at Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh and with the Royal Academy of Engineering, I recently ran another solar PV workshop with EWB Sheffield.
Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) is a student run organisation trying to connect engineers with the field of international development. They do this through placements, training and outreach programs.
Here are the slides and handouts from the day, along with some photos. There were 12 participants who built 4 small solar PV systems, although the freezing cold rain was not great for testing the solar modules...We also had a tour around the Sheffield Solar Farm, which is on the roof of the Hicks building. They are testing a variety of PV modules and systems there which was great to see.
The slides are available here:
The solar PV worksheet is available here:
For additional information and further reading I would recommned 'Off-the-grid' by Duncan Keridge et al and 'A Practical Guide to Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Technicians' by Jean-Paul Louineau.
Thanks to all who attended. I hope you had fun and I've given you a bit of inspiration to get off-grid. Here is a link to the event page, with loads of photos. I did not manage to take any photos of my own workshop, but here are some from Hera Khan and also the few I did take of our visit to the Sheffield Solar Farm:
The Sheffield Solar Farm
Guided tour of the Sheffield Solar Farm.