What does Solar-Active do?
“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.”
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.
Joint AGMs of Schools & Homes Energy Education Project/Solar-Active & Recovery Insulation
27th June 2018 – 6:00-9:00pm
Sheffield Hallam University – City Campus – Howard-5531
ENERGY SAVING – LET THERE BE DARKNESS
Presentations: Influence of Light on Health & Wellbeing and Green/Inno-Therm® insulation top-up offer – Specifying a low carbon recycled insulation.
AGM 2018 Notice
Tech for Teachers Award
The Solar/STEM solar car/boat was named a 4 star winner in this category. The STEM solar resource is used to teach engineering skills in application of design, maths, physics in an enjoyable way. It motivates and engages students to gain self-confidence and problem solving skills while building the solar car or boat. Students are given the opportunity to design components to modify positively to affect performance e.g. travel in a straight direction, over bumps and hills, and increase speed.
See our car and boat products in our shop.
ASE National Conference Birmingham 2019
SESSION 1: Sustainability & skills in science
Hot House – NEW Resource rich in a context based approach around physics, energy and thermal transfers. Develop practical skills and test content knowledge at KS3 to better prepare students for KS4.
SESSION 2: SOLAR-ACTIVE STEM SESSION – PLUGGING INTO THE SUN
Gain knowledge and skills in renewable energy technologies. Build solar car, boat, and mini-water pump. Investigative and problem solving approach to achieve outcomes in Science, ICT, Sustainable Development and D&T
Report of sessions in 2018 where 15 people attended from: Malta, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Norway, China and Hong Kong.
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
Flexible triple junction high performance cells. Solar cells
How Solar Roofs Work – An educational animated blog post detailing how solar roofs transfer energy from the sun and provide power to a house.
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.
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.
Solar Model Car Educational Kit A
- Single solar cell
- Transmission: 3-speed gearbox
- Wheels: large soft rubber or coloured hard plastic (state when ordering)
- Changeable gear ratios: 3:1, 9:1 & 27:1
- In bright light, the car will climb gradients and run over rough surfaces.
- Comprehensive illustrated gearbox instructions.