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Solar Power with Special Guest (GoalZero.ca)

  • Jul 14, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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This is the third installment of a series coined "Electricity in the Forest" which outlines specific ways on generating power.

It’s time to do Solar Power and we have a special guest: Brad P. from Goal Zero Canada.

Goal Zero is a company that focuses on practical solar application solutions. They have some really neat products. Brad is going to bring in and showcase various products from Goal Zero.

In addition, I’ll be giving a presentation on solar power in addition showcasing some of my own solar panel equipment although I'm confident I'll get a deal on the Sherpa 50 - a very cool way to charge your laptop from solar power.


Goal Zero is doing the commendable task of offering some disaster relief with respect to power as a result of the recent floods in Alberta. As a result our Goal Zero rep (Brad) cannot out there as he is assisting with the efforts.

This event will still move forward. I'll be demonstrating a few products (including Goal Zero) in addition to showing everyone how to make a very basic, cheap (yet effective) portable solar power station.

In a post-electric situation/society, whether a temporary blackout or a zombie apocalypse(!!!), you may want to know different ways to generate electricity.

Have you ever thought about the different ways you would generate electricity if you had no power? What items would you need power for?

Technically you don’t need any electricity to survive. But just imagine if you had a way to recharge batteries and power some items. Take a moment to think about the advantages of having power...

Communications – radio, short wave radio, weather radio, walkie talkies and other devices…

Light – flashlights, lighting within your location at night and other situations…

Knowledge – access to books and educational videos through a laptop or ipad…

Security – access control to locations, sensors and alarms, night sights for hunting…

Entertainment - music, movies - great for moral in what could be a daunting situation...

These are just a few things that came to mind and we’ll be expanding on this during the event.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Knowledgeable members.

    July 14, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Great demos and samples! Thanks Che!

    July 14, 2013

  • S. JD W.

    Sorry all. I am not going to make this meeting in time. Some of my earlier appointments took longer than provisioned for. I look forward to seeing Colleen's photographed documentary on the presentation and will touch base with Che for a summary.

    July 14, 2013

    • S. JD W.

      LOL...Now that eliminates the confusion there.

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • S. JD W.

      I am still not 100% sure if I can make the meet in Huntsville. It all depends on the "house shopping" thing.

      July 14, 2013

  • Andre

    Sorry. I'll explain later. Have a good one

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • catherine M

    change of plans:(

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Colleen

    I'm sorry I will have to miss meetup. Che's presentations and discussion that follows are always very interesting and informative.

    July 9, 2013

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  • Che
    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Sue B.
    Organizer for The Resilience Centre
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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