Solar Power Workshop in Surrey January 6

The days may be dark now, but when the sun starts to return in the New Year a group of Surrey residents will be welcoming it with solar panels. Surrey MakerCube is offering a day-long workshop for anyone interested in getting into solar power in the New Year.

“Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar Power But Were Afraid to Ask” takes place Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10am-5pm at Maker Cube, #202 – 10663 King George Boulevard. Registration is $60, search for “Maker Cube Society” on

The first part of the workshop will cover the basic parts of a photovoltaic system creating free-standing off-grid systems and exploring the investment possibilities of going grid-tied and selling electricity to BC Hydro. The second half of the workshop will teach participants how to do a solar site assessment to determine the viability of specific sites.

The instructor, Tomoe Yoshihara, studies Mechatronic Engineering at Simon Fraser University and has a degree in Communication Studies specializing in documentary filmmaking. He enjoys developing sustainable technologies. His work includes electric bicycles, bamboo space frame construction, pedal-powered blenders, energy efficiency, solar power and more.

Yoshihara has installed various off-grid solar power systems and consulted for the construction industry. Recently he developed a method for remote solar site assessment. Yoshihara has worked as a technical instructor teaching coding, electronics, bike mechanics, English language, cinematography and solar power. Sometimes he hunts feral machines in order to harvest their parts.

For more course information contact David Dalley at or 778-988-3549or you can visit: Register directly at For more information on Surrey Maker Cube Society visit:

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