Event Date/Time
6 Tuesdays, Apr 16 > May 21

Solar Shelter Courses

Solar Nova Scotia offers practical courses on designing and building Solar Homes and Additions. This is a Passive Solar Home Design Course for the general public and, for those in design and construction. The instructor is a 40 year experienced solar designer-builder, Don Roscoe.

  1. SOLAR BASICS for electricity, for active thermal hot water and hot air, and for passive solar
  2. CLIMATE CONTROL for comfort and health, energy and the environment
  3. SITE DESIGNING, working with nature, creating microclimates and integrating the shelter
  4. SHELTER DESIGNING, bringing you, your needs and your site together
  5. MAKING IT HAPPEN, costing, controlling costs, contracting and doing it yourself

This is offered as a six evening course in Chester OR Bridgewater depending on registrations.

Bridgewater / Chester

The classes are at Bridgewater High School or Forest Heights High in Chester, Tuesdays at 6:45-9:45PM from April 16 to May 21.

There's more information about the course here.

The fee: $80 students, $90 single, $150 couples; with handouts. To register for the Chester course, call 902-275-2712. To register for the Bridgewater course, 902-541-4367.

Textbooks are $40 and may be purchased in advance here.