Solar Education Initiative

Solar Education is one of the sectors where we primarily focus upon. Our vision is to provide absolute practical learning, exposure to real life problems that can be solved by solar energy and create awareness about the pivotal role it plays in development of rural areas. Solar Education Initiative is uniquely designed to cover all the major concepts of solar technology and its applications. Students can learn, relate and make-use of the learning during the yearlong programme and afterwards.

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Down the letter of intent along with the course details and tutor profiles.

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Level 1

Solar Workshop Drive

This is a series of 2 – 3 amazing workshops (paid by students) to enable you to start experimenting with solar technology. Let’s start thinking solar.

Low Power Charging System

You will be able to power your small gadgets with solar power. Be it your mobile phone or Bluetooth speaker, solar is your source of power in emergencies.

Highlights

  • Session 1: Learn the Sun
  • Session 2: Product Design
  • Session 3: Hands On with the DIY
  • Session 4: Quench Your Curiosity

Timelines

  • One day event (8 hours)
  • 3 hours to make all you scientists equal followed by 5 hours of solar & electronics experiments

Solar Cell & Solar Panel Design

Why just use a standard available product. Learn to make solar panels with custom configurations. Understand the significance of various types of panels available in the market.

Highlights

  • Session 1: Solar Circuits
  • Session 2: Custom Design your own Panel
  • Session 3: The Test of your Panel

Timelines

  • One day event (6 hours)
  • 2 hour theory session followed by 4 hours of creativity

IoT Enabled Custom Solar Home System Design

Now that you know all about solar, why don’t you try building a solution for your own home? From the prerequisites to calculations to designing the system, you must be able to use every watt of electricity produced, optimally.

Highlights

  • Session 1: Why this IoT ?
  • Session 2: Monitor your own systems
  • Session 3: Make sense of the data

Timelines

  • One day event (8 hours)
  • 4 hours of IoT followed by 4 hours of IoT with Solar Systems

Subscribers get a blend of fundamental knowledge along with the DIY (Do it yourself) kits to do everything with their own hands.

Bhartiya Vishwavidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Bhartiya Vishwavidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Acharya Institiute of Technology, Bangalore

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Level 2

e-Solar

Get yourself enrolled in all the following:

  • Amazing DIY tutorials to build solar powered stuff
  • All the fundamental lessons to get you started with solar energy
  • Interactive assignments and tests to evaluate your potential

e-Solar comes with a very nominal subscription fee based on the course opted by the individual.

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Level 3

Think, Learn, Develop & Crowdfund

That’s when we work with you to see some real life problems related to electricity. We understand the requirements, learn to solve them by innovating a new product and then crowdfund it with the help of NGOs, college, fellow students to make that change happen.

This can be a slum, a house in a village or a farm located at a remote place. We provide you with the details of the identified lighting problem in that location and you are expected to do the magic for them. Build something cheap and durable so that the problem is solved for a long, long time.

Timelines

  • 3 day event
  • Day 1: Solution Architecture
  • Day 2 & 3: Make it happen !

This can be a village where people are still paying 5 rupees every two days to get their phone charges from a shop located 5 km from their home, or it can be a place where farmer is unable to water his farm due to absence of electricity. You will have to play the role of an innovator and give them a solution they can use with ease.

Timelines

  • 3 day event
  • Day 1: Solution Architecture
  • Day 2 & 3: Develop and deliver !

Students solved cooking problem for a lady in Uttar Pradesh

Anuj Pal solving electricity problem in Uttar Pradesh

A family received solar electricity under level 2

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Level 4

Solar Junkyard

Only the best of you will reach the battleground. Build something the world has never seen before. Show them how it solves a real problem.

Subscribers will be competing on state/national/international level with other teams to prove who the best is.

Solar Robot Vehicle Racing

Can your car run only on solar energy? Can you make it fast and efficient? This is your chance to prove your design, calculations and knowledge about solar technology.

Timelines

  • One day event (anywhere in India: the place will be notified to the colleges 1 month prior to the competition)
  • Rules and guidelines shall be provided to the college teams 2 months prior to the competition
  • Registrations will open 1 month prior to the competition

Solar Powered Smart Devices

What if we need multiple sources of energy to power up a system at different times? Can you build an energy system that uses multiple sources of energy to power up a device like an irrigation pump, street light, farming equipment etc.? Let’s show the world that we are never out of energy.

Timelines

  • One day event (anywhere in India: the place will be notified to the colleges 1 month prior to the competition)
  • Rules and guidelines shall be provided to the college teams 2 months prior to the competition
  • Registrations will open 1 month prior to the competition

Solar Inverter Competition

Solar Motocycle Charging System Junkyard

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Level 5

Work & Earn

Now that you’ve proved yourself in the battleground, we invite you to work with us as intern and keep up the good work while you earn.

Internship Opportunities

We keep updating here about all the possible internship opportunities with us. Please click on the button below to go thorough the job description and apply accordingly.

Internships

Colleges are now part of SEI

students now make and use solar products daily

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