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Free workshop: how to build off-grid solar systems

30th November 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A free workshop teaching you how to make a 100% off-grid small solar system for sheds, workshops, trucks, or vans.

Interested in making a 100% off-grid small solar system for sheds, workshops, trucks, or vans?

In this introductory workshop you will learn how off grid solar works, how to plan your off grid system, and what materials and tools you’ll need to build it. You’ll also learn about the different components of an off grid solar system and where to source them from.

This workshop is aimed at all levels and you don’t need a technical background to understand it.

Note: this is an information and discussion workshop with a practical demonstration.


This workshop will be facilitated by Arran Allison, the Green Handyman for Energise Sussex Coast. Arran lives off-grid himself and has been building off grid workshops for over 20 years – building solar systems to power stages at festivals as well as small solar projects. Arran is self taught and wants to share the knowledge and skills he’s learnt along the way.

This will focus on how to size an off grid system, and is for people who have made the decision to build a system and need to go through the process of sizing it or just want to know how solar works.

This event is hosted by Energise Sussex Coast with the help of National Lottery Community Fund.


About Energise Sussex Coast

Energise Sussex Coast is a community benefit co-operative. Our mission is to act co-operatively to tackle the climate crisis and energy injustice through community owned renewable power and energy saving schemes.



About the National Lottery Community Fund

People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.

Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.

There are 12 distributors of money raised by the players of The National Lottery, which fund projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture.



Energise Sussex Coast


Clifton Centre
2 Stainsby Street
Saint Leonards-on-sea, TN37 6LA
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