Help us win support from ECOE to run more solar panel making workshops!

Last year we trialed a solar panel artwork making workshop with youngsters. They made their own solar panel chargers to take home and charge their devices.

On the 30th of January, you could help us win the funds we need to pay for tools and equipment that will allow us to deliver more solar panel artwork workshops in Exeter!

Please come along to hear more about our work and see if we can win your heart!

Art and Energy CIC

After a year of preparations, we’ve finally incorporated Art and Energy CIC an artist-led not for profit company that plans to reinvent solar PV as an art material for the future and change the face of our energy generation.

Experiment with Toni Hankinson – Art and Energy: ​Lampshade Making: Energy Stories

We were delighted to work with Toni Hankinson over the summer to develop an eco-reminders workshop and as part of her MA at UWE. She did some fantastic work with us supported by Kaleider and also worked with a number of other arts organisations to explore the role of the arts in relation to our response to climate change.

Here is an outline of the work she did with us written by her, and also some of her conclusions drawn from all of the projects she undertook.

Testing Testing 1,2,3

Working with Ian Hankey at Fab Lab Plymouth, and Katie Shanks at the renewable energy department at the University of Exeter in Penryn, we’ve been testing the impact of different etching processes on the efficiency of solar PV and you’d be surprised at some of the results!

Many thanks to The RSA’s Catalyst Fund for making this possible.