Off-Grid Workshop

Thinking of going off-grid yourself, or just want to know how it all works? This 3 hour blend of seminar, discussion and practical experience is an engaging primer on home-scale energy generation, including a tour of a modernized fully off-grid home.

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Learn from someone who has navigated the learning curve from suburban life to independent off-grid country living! Topics include:

  • Off-grid living: what’s similar, what’s different from on-grid life
  • Assessing needs: estimating power consumption, sizing a system
  • Energy generation: renewable (solar & wind) and backup (fueled generators)
  • Storage: battery types, charging cycles
  • DC-to-AC conversion: inverter types, technologies, and capacities
  • Conservation: specialized appliances, lighting, battery-powered yard tools

Plus: get an up-close look at solar panels, 1kW wind turbine, and power components.

Workshop+Tour is scheduled on-demand, for  you or your group, subject to availability. Located near Keady, 20 min southwest of Owen Sound.

Download Leaflet (PDF)

How to book:

  1. Check availability guide (below) for coming for weeks, but do not be restricted by that timeframe.
  2. Submit workshop request form.
  3. Once you receive message confirming your date & time is available, that spot will be held for 6 hours pending payment by Interac eTransfer or Paypal/credit card (payment instructions included in message).
  4. When payment is processed you will receive a confirmation plus location/directions.
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