The solar cell production process produces functional but cosmetically imperfect solar cells which are not used in retail-grade panels. We acquire and import these B/C/D grade solar cells into areas where there is either no power or extremely limited access to it.
These cells are used as a vocational resource to illustrate basic electric principles critical to the design, construction, maintenance, and expansion of a larger solar system. Students test the integrity of these cells and connect them together into solar strings for a larger, pre-calculated electrical output.
We have developed construction methods to create housings for these delicate solar strings to protect them from the harsh Baja environment.
We strive to use locally-acquired, pre-existing material as much as possible. We teach our construction methods by creating custom housing structures with the students before they ultimately wire this all together to comprise a fully-functional solar panel.
We work with both local and foreign students, with an end-goal of providing "home-grown" electric power where it would otherwise be absent. This reduces overall carbon emissions by offering solar as a viable alternative to running a generator or burning tires.
This process results in a viable photovoltaic device for a fraction of the cost of a retail panel. Students leave with an understanding of the basic engineering principles of photovoltaic power -
The resulting panels are then put to work, making power in the local community.
Currently, we have the capability of running workshops in the following languages:
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
ur methods are constantly changing based on the needs of the site location we've targeted and the materials available at the time - we love criticism towards improvements in what we do.
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