The next event in the Off Grid Solar PV series will be a held on Saturday, April 13, 12:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Ruth Lavelle located west of Caledonia and north of Spring Grove in Black Hammer Township.

The workshop will start with a site evaluation using a Solar Pathfinder and then will move on to design considerations unique to Brian and Ruth's installation.

Brian has been working on his homework assignment, and participants will look at what loads he plans on powering so the group can discuss system sizing, wiring and other considerations.

Bring along worksheets and questions to ask about your own plans. Please dress for the weather, as most of the workshop will be outdoors.

To attend, email for directions to the Lavelle's home or call Karla Bloem at the Houston Nature Center at (507) 896-4668.