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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

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


Welcome to Solar Active


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.


Free Resources


Solar Active Kits


Hands-On Workshops for Home Educators and Schools

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Car Resources


Making a Solar Car from a Tetra Pak Chassis

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

Solar Car Front Axle Support Guide

Construction guide for one option of the front axle support

Solar Car PC Cell Angle Adjustment

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

Virtual Car

Interactive virtual car builder, allowing students to understand correct placement of the parts...

Front Assembly PingPong Ball Option

Front Assembly PingPong Ball Option


How to add a switch to your circuit


Popular Hands-On Workshops

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Solar Water Heating Unit Assembly Workshop

Build a fully functioning portable rig demonstrating solar water heating...
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Transition Workshop

When students are moving from Primary to Secondary school in KS3/Y6.  Use car and boat activities...
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Taster Workshop

Taster or full workshop sessions in solar car and boat available


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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

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