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Overview of Using Solar Energy in Disasters


Presented by:
Bill Young
(321) 638-1443

Workshop Description:

This workshop is an overview on the use of solar energy in various disasters over the past 20 years.   Solar thermal hot water, photovoltaics, solar cookers, water purification and other renewable energy applications will be presented.  This presentation gives an in site into what you and your community can do about energy needs after a disaster and where to get help.  The viability of various solar energy sources to satisfy energy needs will be reviewed.  The benefit of solar energy for backup emergency power for buildings as a means of establishing disaster resistant buildings will be presented.

Who should attend:

Anyone who does not know about solar energy and the impact of disasters should attend.  Workshop is designed to provide an overview of viable applications and bring awareness for community groups.


1 hour electronic presentation



  5 minutes            Welcome and Introductions
10 minutes            How does solar energy work?
30 minutes            What has been done before using solar energy
10 minutes            Do you have a disaster plan and does it incorporate solar?
  5 minutes            Closing comments, exhibits and questions


The workshop is offered at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida, USA or
It may be at your location upon special arrangements.

General Information:

There are no prerequisites or qualifications for the course.  You only need to bring yourself with an open curious mind. 


The registration fee is $20 per person paid at least 2 weeks before the workshop.  There is a minimum attendance of 5 and a maximum of 50 persons. The workshop fee is non refundable, however your credit will be honored once.  Groups need to make their own arrangements.


Bill Young with 20 years of experience in solar energy and disaster response.


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