Promoting education in solar energy

Developing solar education in schools
SOLIS (SOLar energy In Schools) is a project of the Norwegian ministry of education and involves students in physics who are nearing graduation (17 to 18 years old). As with GLOBE, SOLIS focuses completely on natural sciences. The project started out with 2 universities and 5 schools and now includes over fifty schools, including some in Finland and Latvia. The project uses computers to measure the incoming solar radiation and temperature every 30 minutes throughout the year. This information is then compiled into an annual report. Just as with the GLOBE project, these data are also being used by scientists. Some of the imaging software was actually programmed by a participating students who were unsatisfied with the old programmes. To take a step beyond measurements, the students also conducted projects using solar energy. Most of these involved the use of solar energy for heating or photovoltaic cells to generate electricity. Several of the projects even made it on national television.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal