This is a 4-Week class and is taught during the summer only. 

For young scientists and the young inventors everywhere. 

Age 8-17 (with constant adult help and supervision) and Age 18+

Disclaimer:  This is an introductory class, however storage batteries have low voltage but can be dangerous if not handled correctly.  Adult Supervision Required for this class! 




I imagine you have been thinking a lot about buying a solar power system for power backup or for everyday use.  No doubt, like me, you have been discouraged by the high cost!  Most companies charge in the thousands of dollars for even a basic starter system.  I would love to teach you how to select and install a solar system at a very low price.  It would make an ideal project for a hunting camp, camper trailer, or a GREEN alternative to lighting in your storage building, barn or even in your home.  The solar system we intend to build will be able to provide emergency power for small appliances like TVs and radios, charge cell phones, or power up to 25 circular florescent light bulbs! 

Estimated Cost and How to Sign Up 


  1. Pay Tuition:  $65/4-Weeks of Lessons  (Register for class at Quick Study Labs)

  2. Order Multimeter:  $18 (Order from Quick Study Labs) or use the one you already have. 

  3. Part of this class is selecting the right equipment for the job so DO NOT purchase a battery or power inverter yet.  You should plan to spend about $400 for materials but that includes the starter kit in the next section which is about $230.  You may choose to go outside this budget if you wish to build a bigger solar system but our goal in this class is to keep the ENTIRE cost of equipment below $400 yet build a system that can be easily added onto later as you begin to enjoy and crave more FREE ENERGY from the sun!  

  4. This is a 45W solar panel array that we will use as a starter kit.  It costs about $230 from Harbor Freight  Tools and comes with a charge controller.  I will teach you how to purchase an acceptable battery, power inverter and additional lights and equipment to use with your system.  We will also use the GREEN TECHNOLOGY 1 kit components to perform simple experiments and test our new system. 

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We are going to learn how to:

  1. Select the “right stuff” by looking at data sheets and schematics

  2. Find and order solar equipment online, or purchase it locally. 

  3. Choose a location for mounting solar panels for temporary use

  4. Select the proper storage system

  5. Care and maintenance of batteries

  6. Choosing DC and AC equipment to be used with your system (which is best and why)

  7. How to select the proper power inverter for the loads you intend to run

  8. Implement and maintaining a solar system



To get in on the fun, just follow the above links!


Green Technology II is a SUMMER ONLY class at Quick Study Labs



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