Plan B Presents: Solar Panel Workshop

July 24th 1PM-4PM

Come and learn how to build a basic solar systems to charge a cell phone, power an electric fence or have the power for a basic camping trip.

Snacks and coffee will be provided.

$25 per person

$40 for 2

Outside of 61 Owen St, Lanark

All proceeds go to Plan B, towards more community initiatives in the Lanark Highlands.

Limited Participation, please call (613) 434-4435 or email to join us! RSVP by July 17th. Payment can be made by email money transfer to or at the event.

Solar Panel Workshop

There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to solar power. This hands-on workshop will show you how to build a system that will meet your needs!

This workshop will show you how to:

  • do the one off project of building a basic system to power a camping trip or simply charge a cell phone
  • build a system that can power an off-grid house
  • answer some of the confusion around questions like:
    1. How much power do I need?
    2. Watts vs Amps?
    3. Pure sine wave vs modified sine wave?

About the presenter

Barry became a solar power enthusiast when he bought an electric bike back in 2005. He wanted to not only pollute less, but have a way to go back and forth to work with zero emissions. The solution was to create a basic solar system that would charge a battery all day, and at night he would be able to charge the electric bike’s battery. Just like that, zero emissions, fully electric and solar powered.

Today, Barry and his family live complete off-grid using solar power with all the modern equipment; computers, an electric fridge, and even an electric deep freezer!

It can be all done using just solar power!