A take on alternative Energy

Date(s) - 29/08/2020
10:00 - 17:00



Learn about DIY alternative energy at Beyondbuckthorns in rural Pälkäne / Laitikkala.

In this one-day course we will look into different alternative energy options and DIY systems. You will not only learn about several solutions in theory, but will also visit the home-scale Biogas plant, get hands on experience with building a Solar Air Heater and see how a Photovoltaic system really works in Nordic conditions.

Building your own Biogas plant or a Solar Air Heater can contribute to lower energy costs for a house, homestead, farm or even a community.

If you want to learn how to build them or if you are just interested in energy solutions and want to see something else than the pricey alternative energy and off grid solutions on the market, this DIY (Do It Yourself) course is for you!

About the trainer:
Dominik Jais is biogas specialist and Permaculturist. He is currently studying for his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. This course is part of his diploma designs. You can read about his other designs at https://www.BeyondBuckthorns.com . BeyondBuckthorns is the name of the homestead he runs together with his wife Lumia.

Detailed course plan (subject to changes):
* Welcome Coffee – Who is who
* Biogas theory and visit to the DIY biogas plant
* Building a gas bubbler (if we have enough time)
* Solar cooking (if the suns out)
* Lunch break (vegeterian)
* From termosiphons to Solar Vacuum tubes
* Solar hot water theory and DIY example
* Coffee break
* Hands on Solar Air Heating – building an Solar Air Heater
* Photovoltaik theory (on vs. off-grid)
* If there is time left: DIY wind turbine – the theory


We start at 10:00 o’clock and end latest at 17:00 o’clock

The costs for this course is 85 € including coffee and meal.

Please register and pay for the course at our shop.
Suomen Permakulttuuriyhdistys members get a 10% discount:

Please also check our “DIY Biogas digester” workshop, which is the day after. If you take both course there is a discount. And you can stay at the premises. We have 2 tents for a total of 4 people, you can also bring your own. Just let us know!

If you have question just post a message here at Facebook or use the contact form at Beyondbuckthorns.com