Renewable Energy Workshop Series

For Homeowners, Businesses and Government  

small green leaf in a light bulbThe March 1, 2018 GeoThermal Workshop has been rescheduled for March 22, 2018. 

6:30 pm – 8:00 ~ pm Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center


Renewable Energy Workshop Series (pdf, 2 pages, 927 kb)

Renewable Energy Workshop Series Starts November 30 with:

Understanding the Grid – Gary Radloff, UW Energy Institute

November 30, 2017 ~ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

UW-Extension in partnership with CheqBay Renewables and the City of Ashland will be hosting a Renewable Energy Winter Workshop Series with sessions happening each month this winter.  The purpose of the workshops is to provide information to homeowners, businesses, and governments on renewable energy options including biomass, solar, and geothermal.

The kickoff event is scheduled for November 30, from 6:30-8:00 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.  The session is titled “Understanding the Grid” with a presentation from Gary Radloff of the UW Energy Institute.  The proposed transmission line in Bayfield County has raised a lot of questions about how we produce, transfer, and use electricity.  Gary will provide an overview of “the grid” and will also discuss policy and infrastructure issues related to renewable and distributed energy systems.

Additional free workshops:

The free Workshop sessions series will continue on December 4 with a presentation by Scott Sanford of UW-Madison on heating with wood at the WITC Conference Center~ Ashland Campus.

Other scheduled workshops include:

Solar for Homeowners – January 4 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Solar for Business and Government – January 18 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmNorthern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Community Solar – February 8 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Geothermal – Rescheduled for March 22 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 ~ pm Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Two workshops with fees:

In addition, feasibility planning sessions will be held on January 10 and January 25 to help homeowners and businesses determine if solar works for their home or business.There is a $20 fee for each of these two workshops.

Online payment and registration for the Homeowners Personalized Planning Session to be held on January 10,~ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center  and

Men installing solar panels

For more information about the workshop series contact:

Jason Fischbach
Agriculture Agent Bayfield/Ashland Counties
Bayfield County- UW Extension
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
Phone: 715-373-6104, Ext. 253
Fax: 715-373-6304


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