Over 3 weekend workshops a small group of dads in Exeter helped their kids make solar panel artworks to charge their phones.
Making a solar panel artwork is really enjoyable, but some of the elements (like soldering) need close supervision, so the dads made it possible for their kids to experience something they probably wouldn’t be able to do at school.
In October in the run up to Illuminate in Plymouth Art and Energy ran a solar panel artwork making workshop with PEC Pals to learn more about how to get creative with renewable energy.
Here is a gallery of some of the pictures from that workshop and some further information about what were hoping to do in Plymouth
11th October – Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are subsidising an Art and Energy workshop in Plymouth as part of an ongoing project with the PEC Pals to design and make an artwork that will form part of the Illuminate Festival at Royal William Yard in November.
To be fair, no-one ever told me I couldn’t make solar panel artworks, no-one ever said I couldn’t work in a STEM job and no-one said power-tools are for boys.
But somehow I still felt like power was in the male domain.
We think giving young people the chance to experience their ability to make electricity can give confidence to participate in discussions about our energy future.