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Student-built solar suitcases provide electricity to Kenyan refugee camp

Fall Intensive Themed courses wrapped up at the end of November and the students experienced some great hands on and experiential learning in a variety of subject areas. Once of these courses, Scientific Inquiry, had the opportunity to partner with We Share Solar and Wells Fargo to build Solar Suitcases to send to schools at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, where there is a lack of access to electricity. 

The students not only got to learn the science of electricity and the harvesting of solar energy, but also about the inequality of energy access around the world and how fortunate they are to have easy access to electricity, education and opportunity.  

The local paper came to visit this class on the day the students built their solar suitcases and published a featured article about the project.  Check out the article, “School of Environmental Studies student build solar suitcases.”


Take a minute to check out this video summary of an amazing partnership with #WeShareSolar and Wells Fargo. Students worked to build multiple #SolarSuitcases that will be sent to Kenya, resulting in a #GlobalImpact! @WellsFargo @We_Share_Solar