Our two-part workshop on solar power launched Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, with a virtual talk from Stan Pipkin, an Austin-based architect and owner of Lighthouse Solar, on the trajectory of solar power in our local community and beyond. Then on Thursday, October 29th, 2020, Materials Lab TAs Andrea Alvarez Barrios and Hannah Oppelt led students in a virtual workshop where participants assembled solar-powered luminaires with Halloween jack-o’-lanterns. For our second remote learning workshop, pick-up and by-mail kits included pumpkins, carving utensils, solar-powered Ikea lamps, do-it-yourself solar-power lamp kits and instructions for finding the most efficient solar panel location utilizing the free Hukseflux Thermal Sensors Pyronometer 2.0 app.
To learn more about solar power and our workshop, please see the links provided below.
Session 1: Stan Pipkin, Lighthouse Solar
Session 2: Solar-Powered Luminaires
Solar Methodology Report