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Fab Lab Plymouth set to support Art and Energy through EU programme

We’re being supported by Fab Lab Plymouth through The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab (an ERDF project) to work with master glass maker and fab lab technician Ian Hankey to explore some of the technical challenges of making solar artworks.

Over the next 6 months, we’ll be exploring the potential to etch and overlay PV surfaces, combine different colour cells, metalise cells in new ways and use concentrators. This will lead to the display of works and techniques along with a how to manual for crafts people.

We are extraordinarily grateful for this invaluable support and we hope will result in useful learning that we’ll be able to share with energy managers, developers and creatives who are interested in pioneering new works with this medium.