Energy Education & Technology Center
Residential Workshops
Upcoming Event
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Race to Light It Up!: Family-Friendly Class (ages 8+)
Join SMUD for this action-packed class that will teach children about different types of light bulbs. From a light-bulb relay race to a hand-cranked generator demonstration, kids will leave knowing how efficient LED bulbs really are. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Crafting with Circuits: Family-Friendly Class Maker Class (ages 8+)
Join SMUD for this fun, hands-on class designed to teach kids about electric circuits. Children will learn the components of a circuit and create their own LED name tag (must be accompanied by an adult
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Is Solar Right for You?
If you’re thinking about going solar, let us help you make an informed decision. Attend this workshop to get expert advice from our Solar Specialist. We’ll help answer your questions about potential savings, system size and cost so you can decide if solar is the right choice for you.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Join us for an overview of electric vehicle basics before making this very important investment. Topics include what to know before buying, charging technologies and discounted rate options.
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Weather-stripping Saves
SMUD’s energy specialists will teach you the importance of weather-stripping, insulating and sealing your home with how-to demonstrations. Simple changes like these can significantly reduce energy costs and improve your home’s comfort level.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Is Battery Storage Right for You?
Is buying a residential battery storage system cost-effective? Will it provide back-up power and energy independence? This workshop, taught by SMUD’s battery storage expert, will cover energy consumption, upfront costs, bill savings and payback.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
How to Make Your Own Solar Cooker
You’d be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. Join us for this family-friendly class in which we will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes and provide you materials to build your own solar cookers (limit 2 per family).