Community Education courses in Alternative Energy this spring.

Residential Solar | March 22 & 29 | Thursday, 6:00-8:30pm |2-week class
Cost: $40*

Residential Solar Power – Learn the fundamentals of a residential solar electric system. The class will include consumer information for those who are interested in solar electric systems. Topics to be covered: necessary equipment, electrical load, and questions to ask vendors when considering a purchase.

Residential Wind | April 12 & 19 | Thursday, 6:00-8:30pm | 2-week class
Cost: $40*

Residential Wind Power – Learn the basics of a residential wind turbine system. The course will provide an overview of basic system design, the necessary equipment and what to look for as a consumer when considering a purchase.

*Enroll in BOTH Solar & Wind workshops and save – Total cost $75

Sustainable Living Home Visit | April 22nd, Earth Day | Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm | Cost: $25

Celebrate Earth Day by touring the Kent and Holly Farnsworth home, specifically designed to maximize passive solar. The house was built with insulated concrete forms, high efficiency windows and enough solar panels to provide sufficient energy for eight months of the year. The water is solar heated and outside tanks collect rain water used to water a lawn and garden. “Our home is probably the best example in Newton County of one built for sustainable living, from design, to materials, to systems applications.”  ~Dr. Kent Farnsworth

Registration for both residential solar and wind will be discounted to $75. Due to limited space registration may be made by calling 417.455.5422, or email:

All classes will be held in the Roy Blunt Center for MARET on the Crowder College campus in Neosho.

The sustainable living home tour will be at a home in the Neosho area.