Solar Suitcase Educational Kit
Each We Share Solar® Suitcase kit ships with everything required to build a stand-alone 12-volt DC solar power system. It includes a full-color assembly and commissioning guide with written and visual step-by-step instructions.
The We Share Solar Suitcase kit offers students hands-on experience with:
- Basic tools
- Wires and pre-crimped slide-on connectors
- Solar charge controller
- DC power receptacles
- Circuit breakers and switches
- Reversible terminal blocks
- Illustrated technical instructions
The educational kit is available in four different configurations. For information on kit packages, see the Product Specifications Sheet.
Designed for reuse, the We Share Solar Suitcase can be disassembled and used as a learning tool year after year.
Solar Suitcase for Deployment
- Built for long-term performance in tough, remote locations
- Equipped to light a typical classroom, dormitory or office
- Expandable to provide more lights and more charging power
Details about the components of the deployment kit can be found on the Deployment Kit Specifications Sheet.
We Share Solar has impact on a global scale. With systems installed in Central and South America, eastern Africa, the Caribbean and the Philippines, we make student-to-student connections worldwide. Here’s how we do it.
Once students have completed their build, the assembled suitcases are shipped back to our manufacturer to be professionally tested to assure construction quality and system reliability.
A technician carefully checks every part of every suitcase to guarantee circuit validity and connection strength. When quality assurance is complete, we add a deployment kit containing everything required to install the suitcase.
Upon arrival in the destination country, each system is paired with a battery and a solar panel. We purchase these items in-country to support the local economies and to create a network that can provide replacement parts when needed.
Our trained partners install the entire solar system and train the school staff on proper usage and maintenance.
We Share Solar is dedicated to serving students on both ends of our program – those who build the suitcase and those who use it. Each built suitcase ships with our We Share Solar story book, “Mirembe the Solar Dreamer”, and a comprehensive Solar Suitcase Learning Guide.
We capture the story of every suitcase and bring it back to student builders. This small step changes lives. When students see their work valued, needed, and celebrated they begin to see themselves that way – and the next generation of global changemakers is born.