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The Evergreen Institute

Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building

Workshop Schedule – 2012

(720) 273-9556


Due to the fire that destroyed our home, TEI’s 2012 workshop schedule has been reduced. We will be rebuilding our net zero energy passive solar home in the spring and summer of 2012.  We have lowered the price of all workshops to help make training more affordable!


Jan. 21  Basic PVs (Introduction to Solar Electricity) (Gerald, MO) -- $75 with book   [closed]


Feb. 11 & 12 -- Solar Survival: Design and Install Your Own Off-grid Solar System  (Gerald, MO)  -- $125 with book valued at $29[closed]


March 12  The National Electric Code for PV Systems (at St. Louis Community College in south St. Louis) --$100 for MOSEIA members and $135 for nonmembers. Tuitition includes copy of book valued at $48  [closed]

March 16 – 19  PV Design and Installation (Gerald, MO)  -- $300 (no book)  [closed]

March 31  How to Become a Professional Writer (Gerald, MO) -- $50 no book  [closed]


April 13  Solar PV Install Boot Camp (St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO) -- in conjunction with MOSEIA

April 14  Home Energy Efficiency  (at Gexpro in Fenton, St. Louis)  --  free workshop; book fee $40

April 27 – April 29  Intro and Intermediate Small Wind Energy Systems (Gerald, MO)  -- $175 with book


May 18 - 21   Hands On Green Building (Gerald, MO)  -- $325 with book

May 23  Solar Economics and Marketing -- Making the Case for Solar Electricity and Hot Water (St. Louis, MO) -- $55 to $75 


June 9 and 10  Renewable Energy for Homes and Businesses (at Gexpro's facility in Fenton, MO in southwest St. Louis near Hwy 44 and 270 -- $135 with book by Dan Chiras valued at $29


July 21  Basic PVs: Introduction to Solar Electricity (Gerald, MO) -- $75 with book

July 22 & 23  Intermediate Solar Electricity (Gerald, MO) -- $150 with book

July 24 and 25  Advanced PVs: The National Electric Code for PV Systems (Gerald, MO)  -- $150 with book

July 26 – July 29 PV Design and Installation (Gerald, MO)  -- $300 (no book)


August 11  Home Energy Efficiency  (Gerald, MO)  --  free workshop; book fee $40 -- closed

August 25  Intro to Straw Bale Building (Gerald, MO) -- $50 with book  -- closed


September 8  How to Become a Professional Writer (St. Louis, MO) -- $50 (no book) --closed


October 2 - 7  Home Brew Wind Turbine Design and Construction (Gerald, MO) -- $800 with book -- spaces are limited, so sign up early!

Oct. 20 and 21  -- Solar Survival: Design and Install Your Own Off-grid Solar System  -- $125 with book

October 24 -- PV Site Assessment (University City, MO)


November 10   Self Sufficiency 101:  Living Off-Grid (Gerald, MO)  -- $75 with book 


To be determined







TEI's Electric Car Conversion

As many of you know, The Evergreen Institute is converting a Chevy S-10 to run on electricity at our educational center in Gerald, Missouri...(more)... 


Installation of TEI's 2-kW grid-tied PV system with Battery Back Up

In 2010, The Evergreen Institute installed it's third solar system. This array serves as a training array for students but also powers the classroom building and the farm. To learn more, click here...

TEI's EV Conversion

Living Comfortably Off Grid: Achieving Total Self
Living Comfortably Off Grid: Achieving Total Self

A full-colorcomplete guide to living off grid and totally sustainably with respect to energy water waste food health and more. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in achieving total self-sufficiency. Full color. Extremely well illustrated. Regularly sells for $45.95!
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