Dads make solar panel artworks with their kids!

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.

People with Power – Making solar panel artworks in Plymouth

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

Girl power

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.