Solar Power Project: Volunteers Needed!


Cause Areas

When

Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:00 AM - Sat Mar 25, 2017 04:00 PM

Where

60702 PuntarenasPuerto Jimenez, Puntarenas 60702CR


About

The goal of the Solar Power Workshop is to provide renewable electric power in rural communities in Osa Peninsula, where it would otherwise be absent. With the project we donate solar systems to rural schools that are located off-grid and educate the local community about solar power, system maintenance, and we teach them how to make solar panels themselves by hand!

The workshop aims at installing solar systems free of charge for chosen elementary schools or organizations in small remote communities with no access to grid-electricity.

You as a participant in our Solar Power Project will gain an understanding of the basic engineering principles of photovoltaic power and solar panels. You will receive theory and practical lessons on how solar panels work. We will make panels from scratch and install basic systems. We will also install solar systems on one or two of the places we will donate the solar system to (varying locations throughout the Osa Peninsula).

An important aspect of the project is that we involve the local community in the workshop and provide knowledge and expertise to locals on solar power systems. The locals are the ones managing and running the systems later on, so they’ll have to know how they work. You will help to educate the community about renewable energies and solar systems.

We are also including educational events for kids and adults throughout the workshop - usually we do a visit to our local high schools and show them how to make panels from scratch and teach them about solar energy.

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Bilingual
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Professional Development
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Flexible Time Commitment, 4-6 hours a day
  • Come ready to learn, have fun, and get to know the local community
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