Understanding Solar Energy

This collection has been developed in partnership with Solarcentury and SolarAid.

Solarcentury is in business for a purpose: to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change. All our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, sheer breadth of deployment and absolute commitment to solar. We are one of the world’s most trusted, respected and long-standing solar panel companies. Founded in 1998, we’ve been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made solar PV the attractive investment it is today. We’ve put solar on more types of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. We are providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of the world and building a movement to eradicate the kerosene lamp.

This lesson resource considers how kerosene lamps are used in Africa, combustion and the risks to people's health and safety. The Solarcentury...
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Sunny Schools is SolarAid's free downloadable education resource, addressing the issue of climate change and solar power. SolarAid's free...
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This lesson resource explores how generation by domestic solar panels compares with typical household electrical use. Is solar power part of the...
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Cross-curricular resources which include assembly ideas, factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and more. They complement the Sunny Schools resource. Sunny...
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Downloadable resources for pupils working in teams as they learn about energy, energy resources and world differences in energy access. Activities...
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A lesson with resources to explore issues for the 1.6 billion people who do not have access to mains electricity. The lesson explores what it is like...
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Developed in association with the University of York, these resources explore the impact of solar photovoltaics in Africa and the UK. The resources...
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