Welcome to Otherpower!

We are a group of alternative energy enthusiasts who want to spread the message that it's FUN and EASY to make your own electricity FROM SCRATCH. Otherpower headquarters is located in a remote part of the Northern Colorado mountains, 11 miles past the nearest power pole or phone line. All of our houses and shops run on only solar, wind, water and generator power...not because we are trying to make some sort of political or environmental statement, but because these are the only options available. And we refuse to move to town.

Three New Renewable Energy Classes Scheduled for NABCEP CEUs

Renewable Energy Systems -- Firefighter Safety and Outreach - 6 NABCEP CEUs

November 28-29, 2016, 8:00 - 11:00 AM - At the Ecotech Institute, Aurora, Colorado

Also available on live Skype video stream, Contact Us for more information and login information.

OSHA Advanced Competent Climber and Rescuer class - Michigan, September 2016

Another boring day at the office...

If you need your tower climbing certs renewed for your job, or you want to get the best training possible for a new job or your own projects, come join us at Vertical Safety Solutions in LeRoy, Michigan, September 27 - 28, 2016.

SS-313 - Advanced Competent Climber and Rescuer - $975
Available as an open enrollment class in LeRoy, MI.

Disappointing new Stihl chainsaw

FOR SALE. CHEAP. Under 8 hours run time.
I've used Stihl string trimmers for years, and have always liked them. So, because the Stihl dealer in Boulder is close and convenient, I went with the Stihl Wood Boss MS251. Big mistake.

IREC, IAFF launch online firefighter PV safety training course

Off-Grid Systems - ADVANCED CLASS - April 19-21, 2016

April 19-20, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene, Aurora, CO
April 21, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Iron Edison Battery, 12860 West Cedar Drive #105, Lakewood, CO

COST: $50 per person; cash, check or credit card upon arrival, please call 970-672-4342 or email info@buckville.com to reserve your spot.

NABCEP CEUs: 8 hours total for all sessions, individual days also for credit. Credit breakdown:
CODE 0/6
PV INSTALLATION: JTA 6/6 or Elective 6/6
PV TECH SALES: JTA 6/12 or Elective 6/6

How NOT to install Midnite Solar Equipment

We really like working with Midnite Solar products, made in the USA, but the best part is the people who run the place. boB, Robin, Ryan, Walter, Roy, Tom, Doug, the list goes on... they even have a shop cat.

Wind Turbine Design and Construction - Homebrew Wind Power - North Carolina, March 28 - April 2, 2016

More wind turbine fabrication fun and learning in Graham, North Carolina, March 28 - April 16, 2016. $800 per student, limit 7 students.


Workshop - Renewable Energy for the Developing World - Costa Rica, April 2-10, 2016

Hands-on workshop covering solar thermal, solar electric, solar ovens, methane biodigesters and more...in beautiful Costa Rica, taught by our friend Ian Woofenden and his company Renewable Reality.

You can register for the workshop here.

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