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Solar installer certification course offered locally

Author, builder and teacher Jay Warmke will be in Marietta March 18-22 teaching Solar Installer Certification at the Unitarian Universalist Church. He has just released two books, “When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine” and “Solar Installer and Design Level II.”

Besides a series of podcasts he has created with Annie Warmke, he has radio programs on WOUB on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and on WGRN Columbus Ohio on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Jay is a pioneer in the solar energy industry and has received a variety of awards for his work. For more information about him or his classes, contact Annie Warmke at 740-674-4300 or annie@bluerockstation.com

Jay has quietly become a pioneer not only in the solar energy industry, but also in the world of sustainable living. He and Annie built a 2,200 sq. ft. Earthship, a comfortable home made out of reused and repurposed materials including tires, cans and bottles, the first of its kind east of the Mississippi River. He came to Southeast Ohio after a career in the telecommunications industry and has written magazine columns and authored more then 12 books related to sustainable living.

For the past 15 years he has lived at Blue Rock Station, a sustainable living center and 40-acre farm located south of Philo, OH. The facility has 16 buildings made from reused and repurposed materials and has been the host to more then 35,000 visitors over the past decade. Blue Rock Station hosts open day tours, workshops on sustainable living including building a tiny house plus goat college, and an internship program.

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