2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota Cohort Launched

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Minneapolis cohort! Eleven Twin Cities area schools and after-school programs have signed on for a unique STEM education program during the 2019/2020 school year. We Share Solar is a national program that empowers students to be global changemakers by combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world application. Students […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Students to Help Light the World

Charlotte Mecklenburg Students to Help Light the World Solar Suitcase initiative combines STEM education with global citizenship News Release Media Contact: Nepherterra Estrada Best O: 704.375.9553 C: 414.704.9932 E: CHARLOTTE, NC — [July 17, 2018] – Approximately one billion people on our planet have no electricity1  while almost one out of three children (188 […]

The Power of Collaboration: Lighting Up Rural Schools in Kenya

Having power is to be empowered. Electricity—power, light, warmth—is a proxy for social justice. Segal Family Foundation partner We Care Solar is bringing justice to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa by collaborating with exemplary local organizations. Read more

Hayward Middle School Students Light Schools in Uganda

To light schools in Uganda, Cesar Chavez and Winton Middle School students learned how to build Solar Suitcases in partnership with PG&E, Cal State East Bay University and We Share Solar. For the full story visit ABC News.

Solar Suitcases Improve the Lives of Deaf Children

Watch this short video that illustrates the importance of light for children who rely on sign language to communicate. Our installation of 5 Solar Suitcases at Kakamega School for the Deaf in May 2016 provided the boarding school with lighting for their dorms, classrooms, latrine, dining room/ kitchen, and outside security. We checked back with […]

The Huffington Post Features Our Partnerships in Kenya

Our collaboration with Segal Family Foundation partners, Kakenya Center for Excellence and Solidarity & Advocacy with Vulnerable Individuals in Crisis (SAVIC), was featured in a guest blog on the Huffington Post. Read the article here to learn more about how We Share Solar is creating strong in-country partnerships to light up rural schools in Kenya.

From Canada to Kenya with Wells Fargo

In November, the We Share Solar team led a one day workshop with middle school students at St. Agnes of Assisi School in Vaughan, Canada and 10 volunteers from Wells Fargo’s Toronto team. This day of hands-on learning and service resulted in 15 completed Solar Suitcases that were deployed to Kenya. In March 2017 we completed […]

71 Solar Suitcases Placed in Remote Schools in the Philippines

We Share Solar partnered with SunPower Corporation and Stiftung Solarenergie to install Solar Suitcases in some of the most remote schools in the world. The installation journey to get to some of these villages would often require multiple river crossings, boat and motorcycle rides, or trekking on foot for hours to reach these “last mile” […]