Solar Power 

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How solar power works


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Solar powered blow up light



  • Investigate LuminAid Light further
  • Identify a range of different types of users for the light. What might their needs be?
  • How would you develop this idea further?
  • How could you use part of this idea to inspire a completely different type of product?


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Solar powered backpack


Visit Pauline van Dongen’s website to see other solar powered product designs

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#ThinkDo

Use these activities to test your learning. Click on the images to download the handout.

Big Belly Solar Powerer bin copy

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Solar panel bag L

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Other Links

  • Research by Nottingham Trent University on embedding miniaturised solar cells that are almost invisible to the naked eye into yarns to create textiles that have the ability to charge electronic devices.


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