Pure & Applied ChemistrySolar Suitcase

Solar Suitcase: Powering up sustainability

We are committed to encouraging school pupils to consider careers that have a positive impact on our future.

The Solar Suitcase project offers activities in the areas of materials chemistry with a particular focus on sustainable energy generation. A range of hands-on activities provide practical experiences that can be performed in groups. These are supplemented by other learning activities in the classroom, such as workshops, a class on sustainability, or a game-based workshop on climate change.

We are happy to tailor to specific needs and keen to discuss.

Example activities include:

  • Making solar cells from raspberry juice
  • Electrolysing water into hydrogen &ing oxygen
  • Studying photoelectrochemical devices
  • Building a solar water splitting device
  • ITO glass substrates for the fabrication of the dye sensitised solar cells provided by Ossila