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Solar class set for May 5

A recent class looks over the solar panel they created. Photo supplied
A recent class looks over the solar panel they created. Photo supplied

A solar course will be offered on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Illinois Renewable Energy Association headquarters at 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon.

An experienced photo voltaic installer who has completed more than 600 systems in this part of Illinois will be the instructor. 

He will present an explanation of what solar electricity is and how it works. 

After the presentation, he will lead the class in assembling an actual PV system meant for home use, wiring it, and watching it work. The group will then disassemble it.

Robert and Sonia Vogl, who live with the installation at the center, which is their home, will share their experiences in living with PV.

All equipment will be provided. The fee is $20 for IREA members and $40 for non-members, which includes membership. 

An optional lunch will be provided for $6. Those who prefer to bring their own lunch may do so.

To enroll or for more information, email sonia.vogl@gmail.com or call 815-973-4624.

Advance registration is essential. 

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