Solar Education Watch video

Energy transition tangible, positive and emotional for students

The total financial value of the Solar Education program for your school is €10,490. Your school will be given €1,900 of this directly to pay for the feasibility study at the end of the program. Costs for all other technical equipment and content in the program will be paid for directly by ChangeX to Solar Education on behalf of your school.

Our materials for students and teachers connec...

Read more

The total financial value of the Solar Education program for your school is €10,490. Your school will be given €1,900 of this directl...

Read more
Funding Available
€1,900 per new project
Funded locations: Ireland

Funded locations:

Ireland

To access funding:

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
Apply
€1,900 per new project
Start project

If I had known how exciting physics can be, I would have changed my mind about my choice of Abitur!

Solar Education
Marlena Schmöller
high school graduate from Munich

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Submit your application

    Click the green start button to apply. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    If your application is successful, complete a few simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • Secondary schools: grammar schools, technical colleges, junior high schools, vocational schools
  • Teachers: Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Religion/Ethics and others
  • Pupils
  • school interest groups

Solar Education project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Application for the education package
  • Onboarding and selection of the learning unit
  • Carrying out the learning unit and preparing for the experiments and the learning game
  • Have your students build a PV system themselves
  • And thats just the beginning

Time

Suggested: The time spent in class can be determined by the teachers themselves. We offer experiments, workshops/projects and teaching units from 30 minutes to 6 hours. The experiment set, for example, offers 4 different experiments for 4 teaching units of up to 45 minutes each in the physics room.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Solar Education

5 Solar Education projects have already been started

See where

Meet the Social Innovator

Exciting, emotional content and materials for the classroom. The young generation is very committed to the energy transition and we offer them the opportunity to delve further into the topic through our interactive educational concepts. We use photovoltaics as a reference/synonym for renewable, sustainable energy production and integrate it into our regular lessons with our PV learning game, the experiment set, the PV learning aid system and the curriculum-oriented learning content.

Matthias Schmuderer, Founder

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

Other ideas

  • Spreading Joy Through Books

    Get beautiful Book Dash books to children in your community to bring them joy, support their health and happiness and build their future -- all you have to do is send our book files to a copy shop or printer and they will do the rest!

  • Open Orchard

    Organise an Open Orchard to bring people together, provide free fruit to local residents and green our urban environments.

  • First Lego League - Explore (Colombia)

    Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programme in your school or community for 6–10 year olds

  • SubClub

    Learn Connect Sub Repeat

×