Make Your Own Solar Panels

Date/Time Location Speaker
23 Nov 2019 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM The Mohair Centre Demand Energy Equality

Ever wondered just what goes on in inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? Fascinated by the future of power?
If you are interested in discovering more, this one day, very practical workshop, will allow you to create a product to charge your phone (and other USB devices) from the sun, that you can take home at the end of the day. You will learn what energy is and what it can do, and gain a hands-on understanding of the electrical basics: current, voltage, resistance, power, and series and parallel circuits.
During the workshop you will build your own solar panel from reclaimed materials, learn how to test it, and connect the charging components required to provide power on the go.
Experienced facilitators from Demand Energy Equalitywill guide you through the making process, while exploring the energy challenges we are facing, and what possible solutions might look like.

  • All tools and materials are provided.
    No previous experience required – perfect for absolute beginners

Demand Energy Equality:

Mission is to contribute to a resilient and just energy transition by spreading energy literacy and practical skills. We work with communities, organisations and individuals to open up renewable energy to all – using fun, practical learning to spread knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in the future of energy.
Dr Dan Quiggin: Background in physics and energy system modelling.
Ian Westmorland: Background in engineering and DIY renewables, designed energy system at Grow Heathrow
Max Wakefield: DIY solar workshops, founder member of DEE campaigner at climate charity 10:10


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member – Solar Panel 105.00

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Bookings may be cancelled or transferred with no penalty if notification is received 7 or more days prior to the date of the course. If less than 7 days notice is given, 50% of the course fee will be returned. No refund will be given for cancellations on the day of the course, or failure to attend.