“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.”

Plugging into the Sun logo

Solar-Active is the new brand name for the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project, an independent not-for-profit company (No. 03273416) and registered charity (No. 1073347).

We offer unique educational resources and workshops in sustainable development, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, as well as a range of kits and components to help you learn about solar energy.

Solar-Active is to conduct a workshop at the ASE Education CPD+ Technicians Conference to be held at the University of Leicester, School of Education on 16th June 2017. Booking form

Solar-Active will be at the Futures Zone at GUTS on 26th April 2017 at Magna

Get up to Speed for Education

This annual event is designed for young people, their families and teachers to see some of the UK’s best innovations first hand, hear from and talk to those involved in their success and learn about the future of the sector and its evolution through technology.

Get up to Speed for Businesses

Get up to Speed gives businesses the opportunity to showcase their business whilst helping to address the skills gap in engineering, giving something back to the community. Business events throughout the day give the opportunity to network with the sector and promote your company, whilst over 2000 visitors give the opportunity to look for your apprentices and workers of the future.

Engage Science Done Right Conference

Mastery assessment or looking to make your schemes more engaging. David Garlovsky provided a session at the Science Done Right conference, from ENGAGE and science upd8, to help teachers upgrade their practice, implement a 5-year big ideas curriculum, mastery assessment or looking to make schemes more engaging. Saturday 11 March 2017, Open University, Milton Keynes. Presentation
Virtual Car Assembly

Solar Cells

Flexible triple junction high performance cells. Solar cells

Solar car/boat design challenge

Take the design challenge! Our range of solar powered kits help teach design, maths, physics and practical skills in a fun way which will motivate and engage students.
Stenden University solar car case study

Solar STEM curriculum resources

We offer a range of educational resources, such as kits, components and teaching aids to contribute to the latest curriculum demands.

Virtual Car

Try your hand at building and racing our virtual car – it works in the dark!

Sales & Components

See our Shop to see our range of kits and components that can be used as part of practical sessions led by a teacher or our trainer to allow students to practice construction for themselves and learn engineering and scientific principal first-hand. Take the design challenge and work out how you’re going to build yours!

Workshops / CPD

We can put together workshops tailored to your needs to demonstrate the applicability of renewable energy and sustainability topics in achieving National Curriculum Science and Design & Technology outcomes at primary and secondary levels. Our senior trainer has had many years’ experience in this field and is appropriately qualified and SRB registered.

School/Home Energy Cost and Saving

No one like paying utility bills. Our website has information and advice to help you control your energy costs by limiting mains energy usage and tapping into the free energy sources provided by nature.

Sustainability & Climate Change

Reducing your energy requirement not only saves you money, it reduces your carbon footprint to limit climate change and conserve resources for future generations.

Inland Revenue Tax Benefits

The Inland Revenue allows a charity to receive tax repayments giving through the Self Assessment Return.

A scheme introduced by the Inland Revenue allows any individual to nominate a charity to receive their tax repayments as a donation. For the purposes of the scheme the Schools and Homes Energy Education Projects unique code is AAP70PG and will be listed on the Inland Revenue’s website. For more information on how to nominate The Schools and Homes Energy Education Project, please contact the Inland Revenue for an application form.