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The Solar Superheroes: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Solar power is a form of renewable energy that is derived from the sun's radiation. It has the potential to provide humanity with a virtually unlimited source of clean and sustainable energy, making it a critical component of the transition toward a low-carbon economy.

 

In this course, you will delve into the science and engineering behind solar power, learning about the different types of solar panels, how they work, and what challenges still need to be overcome to make solar energy a practical and affordable energy source.

The course consists of 06 modules and is offered in English. 

Each module would be of 10-12 minutes and classes can be completed anytime over the specified week.

Recommended Age Group: 10 years onwards​

Price of Course: Rs 1,000  

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Course Overview

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Energy From The Sun

This section would be covered in a week and is divided into two modules:
 

  • From Discovery to Adoption
    In this module, we discuss the history of solar energy and how it has undergone significant developments, leading to the widespread adoption of solar energy as a sustainable source of power.
     

  • Power Station Work
    Humans have explored the infinite space beyond Earth's atmosphere for over half a century. Let's get our creative cells at work to make some important design decisions to make solar panels more "cool" and efficient.

Solar Panels on Roof

From Sun to Solar Panel

This section would be covered in a week and is divided into four modules:
 

  • Photovoltaic Solar Cells
    Fusion technology has the potential to revolutionize our world. They offer a virtually limitless source of energy. Here, we'll discuss the impact that tokamaks and fusion could have on humanity.
     

  • Mission Readiness Test
    Test your understanding with some super fun, mind-bending, totally awesome trivia questions and answers about the incredible power of solar energy, including its potential impact on the world.

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Superfun Solar Applications

This section would be covered in a week and is divided into four modules:
 

  • DIY Solar Hat
    Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push the boundaries of our scientific limits, and then push further. This module focuses on the need to send humans to space.
     

  • Power Station Work
    Get ready for a thrilling ride through the captivating realm of solar panels, covering its rich history, mind-blowing potential, and the transformative impact it could wield on our world. Get set to be amazed!

Meet Your Mission Commander

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Srijan Pal Singh
India's #1 Science Author and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam

Srijan Pal Singh is an author, education innovator, futurist and social entrepreneur. He studied in La Martiniere College and then completed his Engineering and further went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to study management. He was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student of the 2009 batch at IIM-A and was also the President of the Student’s Council there.​

 

He served as Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Technology and Policy) at the Office of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), Kalam-NSS, USA Initiative for Space-based Solar Power,  Projects on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant, Neutrinos, Development Plans for various governments across India, Russia, Maldives, Canada and UAE.

He has interacted with leading institutions of the world for addresses/research and delegate visits including, FermiLab (Chicago), UKCA Yorkshire, CERN (Switzerland), Boulby Underground Dark Matter Laboratory, Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Boston University, Kentucky University, Sydney University, University of Edinburgh, St Gallen's University (Switzerland), Beijing University, HBS, DRDO, BrahMos Missile Project, Toyota Motors (Georgetown), George Washington University, Mahindra, NITI Aayog, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and many other leading institutions across the world. He has been a host to several Nobel Laureates and Astronauts in his shows. 

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