The RAT Sponsors These In Person and Online Courses

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Solar Power 101 - In Person Course

Location: Gerlach Workforce Development Center 

Instructor: Bruce Cooper

Duration: 3 days – 4 hours per day

Tuition: To be announced.

Dates: May 2023 - To Be Announced

Solar Power 101 will cover the basics of solar power. Modules will cover carbon footprint, some basic electricity, solar overview, load and load calculations, batteries, solar modules, charge controllers, inverters and converters, auxiliary systems, tools, and solar math. There will be a number of labs with hands-on participation. As a final project, we will build a number of working solar power systems. Students with no background in solar energy are welcome to take this course.

Materials: Students should come to class with a calculator and note taking materials. 

Registration: To be announced.

Solar Power 101 - Online Course

The online Solar Power 101 course is designed to give the viewer the basics of how a solar systems works: 

How To Do Camp Electrical Load Analysis - Online Course

This course is for Black Rock City camps in general but it is also geared for the Burner Leadership Achieving Sustainable Theme Camps (BLAST) criteria. An electrical load analysis or electrical inventory is a baseline to help understanding the camps electrical usage. This opens the door to become more energy efficient and that, in turn, helps reduce air pollution and our carbon footprint. Once understood it is a simple process to do.  Also, its the first step in building and acquiring  a solar or wind power system: 

RAT - Solar Powered Art on the Playa - Online Course

For artists and the "solar curious":

2022 Renewable Energy Burner Community Symposium - Available Online

A burner community lead presentation about 2022 accomplishments and future planning:

RAT - Burning Man 2022 - Waking Dreams - Renewables Energy Overview.pptx

2021 Renewable Energy Burner Symposium - Available Online

What is happening with renewable energy on the playa?:

RAT Solar Skills Sharpening - Weekly Topic - Available Online

RAT's weekly Solar Skills Sharpening, Topic of the week: