The PrintPV project is collaborating with INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Universidade do Minho outreach programs having ties to local high schools to expose students and teachers to cutting edge engineering technologies used to develop new solar cells and materials.
We are visiting elementary schools in the greater Braga area to give demonstration projects on the use and importance of solar cells for energy generation.
Specifically, we are using photovoltaic devices to show how sunlight can be generated for subsequent uses such as powering electrical items and in providing energy to a light bulb in the dark. We call this activity the “travelling solar cell show”.
The demonstration projects are designed by yang researchers and they are focusing on using novel small solar energy systems developed in the Project for lightening or powering applications.
The idea is to show the students that renewable energy can be produced, stored and used for later applications.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #11. June 4, 2019 | PrintPV team went to University of Minho integrating the project “Experimentar para partilhar” and Science Wars Researchers Night 2019. We had the opportunity to give awareness about solar energy to nearly 110 kids from 3rd and 4th grade. They interacted with several toys (piano, train and fuel cell car) powered by photovoltaic cells.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #10. November, 20 2018 | We went to Colégio do Ave in the near city of Guimarães to show to nearly 30 kids of the 5th grade how photovoltaic cells work during their “Science Week”. They learnt about the importance of renewable energy and played with piano, train and fuel cell car powered by solar panels.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" at RESEARCHERS NIGHT #9. September 28, 2018, | PrintPV participated on Researchers Night at Palácio das Artes, at Porto (http://noitedosinvestigadores.eu/). This year the theme was “Science Wars”. PrintPV was at Energy Planet showing to kids and adults how photovoltaic panels can easily power electric equipment.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #8. September 24, 2018, | We started the 2018/2019 school year at CLIB (The Braga International School). About 40 kids learnt about solar energy and played with piano, train, fuel cell car and karaoke panda powered by solar panels. In this activity, we also promoted Researchers Night 2018 event where PrintPV and other INL activities would be presented to the public.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" at GREENFEST 2018 #8. June, 1 - 3 2018 | During three days PrintPV outreach team participated on Greenfest event with INL sustainable house. On the 1st of June kids were able to play with a train and a piano powered by photovoltaic panels. During the weekend several families were able to learn more about sustainability and PrintPV project. We will also participate on INL Summit at Forum Braga between 15th and 17th of October… So if you want to know more about PrintPV project don’t lose this opportunity!
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #7. May, 3 2018 | We are back!!! On the Sun's Day PrintPV outreach team went to Quinta Pedagógica de Braga and celebrated it with 44 kids from Centro Escolar de S. Frutuoso. They learnt about solar energy and played with several toys powered by photovoltaic panels.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #6. November, 17 2017 | PrintPV team went to Colégio Machado Ruivo at Vila Nova de Famalicão to perform the last 2017 outreach activity. All the 17 kids were very participative during the presentation about photovoltaics. After that they were able to play and understand how toys can work with solar energy. Next year we will continue spreading knowledge and joy!!! And of course we will have some surprises also…
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" at INL OPEN HOUSE 2017. September, 24-25 2017 | Our team was present at Open House with the outreach activities and a special printing activity. Around 500 kids were able to screen print their own t-shirts simulating the printing technique used by PrintPV researchers. During these 2 days kids enjoyed science and went home with a PrintPV t-shirt!!!
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #5. July, 11 2017 | PrintPV team went to Colégio Leonardo Da Vinci to perform the last summer outreach activity with 50 kids. After the presentation explaining how photovoltaics work all the kids enjoyed and interacted with the toys powered by photovoltaic panels.We will continue in October spreading knowledge and joy!!!
“TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #4. June, 16 2017 | At Casa do Povo da Vila de Prado the PrintPV team explained to 20 kids how solar cells works. The kids loved to play with a piano, a fuel cell car, trains and a sewing machine powered by photovoltaic cells.
“TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #3. June, 14 2017 | PrintPV team went to Escola Básica de Fraião to show how photovoltaics works to 70 kids!!! All the kids were able to understand PV while playing with toys powered by photovoltaic cells.
“TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD #2. June, 12 2017 | At Colégio João Paulo II the PrintPV team explained how solar cells works to 20 kids. After, the kids were able to play with a piano, a fuel cell car, trains and a sewing machine powered by photovoltaic cells.
"TRAVELLING SOLAR CELL SHOW" ON THE ROAD. June, 5 2017 | PrintPV Team visited Centro Escolar de Prado to perform our first outreach activity within PrintPV project. About 40 kids enjoyed a presentation about solar energy and played with toys powered by photovoltaic cells.
NOVEMBER, 22 2016 | Our team gave a talk on Nanotechnology at Gonçalo Nunes School, in Barcelos - Portugal. It is always great to talk to the future of Science and Nanotechnology.
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