We are a group of alternative energy enthusiasts who want to spread the message that it's FUN and EASY to make your own electricity FROM SCRATCH. Otherpower headquarters is located in a remote part of the Northern Colorado mountains, 11 miles past the nearest power pole or phone line. All of our houses and shops run on only solar, wind, water and generator power...not because we are trying to make some sort of political or environmental statement, but because these are the only options available. And we refuse to move to town.
March 25 - 30, 2019 at the Handy Village Institute, Saxaphaw, NC
Five days of intense, hands-on small wind turbine theory and fabrication at a wonderful facility hosted by a non-profit organization dedicated to appropriate technology.
Come join Otherpower's Dan Bartmann and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association staff for an intense, hands-on week of building wind turbines from scratch in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 9-14, 2008!
You'll be learning wind power theory, site selection, off-grid power systems and battery storage, turbine control systems, metal c
Join Dan Bartmann and the Deborah Amaral for 6 full days of wind turbine building At the Handy Village Institute in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, March 19-24, 2018!
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We get many requests for information on where to find used solar power equipment. Here's what we've learned over the years:
Join Dan Bartmann and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association for 6 full days of wind turbine building!
This is an intensive class, so expect to be exhausted after each all-day session.
Installing solar 100 miles from the nearest road is a challenge, but we have ways to do it! Installations in the bush are always an adventure.