We Share Solar empowers students to be global changemakers. By combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world applicability, trained teachers cultivate students’ interests in STEM subjects and inspire them to meet an immediate need in the developing world.
Learn – Build – Share
Middle school, high school, and college teachers learn to teach our extensive curriculum in our two-day workshops. These trained teachers then lead their students in building our 12-volt DC stand-alone solar system, the We Share Solar Suitcase®.
As students build, they learn about global energy poverty, basic electricity, solar energy, and engineering. Students donate one of their classroom’s We Share Solar suitcases to a school or community center in an energy-poor region of the world. Classrooms reuse the remaining systems for ongoing education.
Our Global Service
We Share Solar works with partners in target countries to select placement sites, conduct installations, and educate the solar suitcase’s users. These global partners share placement stories and photos with the student builders so that they can see the full impact of their work.
We Share Solar is funded by corporations and foundations who value community engagement.