Covid 19 Statement:

COVID 19 NOTE: Solar car & boat resources (solar cell and components) can be cleaned by using spray cleaners. Use cleaners that are eco-friendly, biodegradable and plant-based!

Tell me, I’ll forget.

Show me, I’ll remember.

Let me do it, I’ll understand.

“Dígame, yo lo olvidaré.”

“Muéstremelo, lo recordaré.”

“Déjeme hacerlo, yo lo comprenderé.”

A Chinese proverb by Confucius

Renewable, Energy Saving and Solar STEM resources for teachers, home educators, parents and all ages of learners. Ideal for outdoor sustainability activities.

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Welcome to Solar Active

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Working as an independent not-for-profit company and registered charity since 1993, we have developed unique Solar STEM resources, workshops and range of working renewable energy demonstrations for young engineering minds. The resources are for teachers, home educators, parents and learners of all ages; and ideal for outdoor sustainability activities.

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Solar Active Kits

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Hands-On Workshops for Home Educators and Schools

See the workshops

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RESOURCES

Car Resources

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Double Cell Boat Assembly Guide

Assembly guide to build a double cell solar boat

Double Cell Boat Assembly Guide – Dutch

Assembly guide to build a double cell solar boat in Dutch

Double Cell Boat Assembly Guide – Greek

Assembly guide to build a double cell solar boat in Greek

Front Assembly PingPong Ball Option

Front Assembly PingPong Ball Option

Making a Solar Car from a Tetra Pak Chassis

Instructions on turning a Tetra Pak into the chassis of a solar car.

Solar Car PC Cell Angle Adjustment

Construction guide for one option to change the angle of the PV cell in relation to receiving wave

WORKSHOPS

Popular Hands-On Workshops

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Cost and Energy Saving Workshop

The HOT HOUSE workshop is designed for conducting practical enquiries in both thermal and...
Home Schooling

Home educators and Home schooling

Help for home educators.
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Renewable Energy Demonstrations

Build a portable PV/battery recharger and karaoke music unit and other working demonstartions...

SHOP

Featured Products

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Support The Project

 

The Schools & Homes Energy Education Project was established in 1993 as an initiative of Sheffield Environmental Training, a South Yorkshire environmental charity. As a registered charity since 1999, we are reliant of donations to help promote our resources, which focus on stimulating students interest around real life applications of scientifc concepts.

 

“Building the solar car covers GCSE Science aims. The students experienced our ‘Let me do it, I’ll understand’ approach, which encourages problem-solving by applying STEM’s innovative and integrated approaches to teaching and learning. These show that science is not one-dimensional but has a wider use in life, ensuring our young people are developing the employable skills, experience and motivation needed for the future.”

 

Ashley Green, Madeley Academy

Regarding the STEM Solar Car activity

Want to find out more?

 

We’re always listening and want to hear from Teachers, Parents and Students.

If you want to know anything more about the service, have an idea for a resource or are interested in a workshop, please do get in touch.

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Do you have feedback on our new website? We’d Love to hear from you! Contact david@solar-active.com to share your thoughts.