Eventbrite - Survival Engineering - Alternative Power


To complete the full Alternative Power course, students must complete both an online primer (4 hours) and a 2-day workshop. The online course is pre-recorded and can be accessed within 2 weeks of the start date of the on-site workshop.

Learn the fundamentals of creating alternative methods of power in an off-grid or homestead environment for a family or small community.  This is a great hands-on course for learning the basics of how to design and then install a wind-powered generator system as an alternative means of powering a small structure.

The online portion of the course will cover:

  • wind powered generators
  • the basics of electrical circuits as they apply to a small homestead
  • designing a properly sized power system
  • utilizing salvaged components

The online section will be opened for download two weeks prior to the weekend hands-on training held November 4-5th at our San Antonio campus.

Students will get lots of hands-on experience with:

  • Assembling and erecting a wind-powered generator
  • Installation of inverters, charge controllers and battery banks
  • Assembling the final connection to a pre-wired tiny home (or other small structure).

Course Registration and Details

Online course tuition: $25 when paid separately

*Both online course and on-site workshop purchased together are $120 (online portion is free)
Students may take only the online course if desired, but all students taking the on-site portion must complete the online instruction prior to the class.

Online course will be opened on October 21, 2017

On-site workshop dates: November 4-5th, 2017


To register with cash, money order or check, please send us an email at:


Students completing any school program (Engineer, Scout, Provider or Medic) will need to complete this course as part of the training. Full program details will be posted online here.