Somerset House Studios

Tools for Change: DIY Solar Panel Workshop

Part of Makerversity: Civic Hack

Sat 02 Jun 2018
10.00 - 16.00
New Wing

Ever wondered just what goes on inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? Fascinated by the future of power?

This one day practical workshop will allow you to create a product to charge your phone (and other USB devices) from the sun, that you can take home at the end of the day.

You will learn what energy is and what it can do, and gain a hands-on understanding of the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, and series and parallel circuits.

During the workshop you will build your own solar panel from reclaimed materials, learn how to test it, and connect the charging components required to provide power on the go.

Experienced facilitators from Demand Energy Equality will guide you through the making process, while exploring the energy challenges we are facing, and what possible solutions might look like.

All tools and materials are provided. No previous experience required - perfect for absolute beginners.

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