The Solar Suitcase was developed by Koen Timmers and Brian Copes. This suitcase has a folding solar panel and offers free and sustainable power supply to schools who don't have access to electric power. The Solar Suitcase is mobile and allows to charge laptops, phones, etc during the day. At night it offers light to students who remain in the school.
The Solar suitcase has 2 batteries and some components were custom made and 3D printed by American students.
The Solar Suitcase was developed these American students.
The suitcase was presented during the VTA summit in Dubai where a Kenyan, Nigerian, Indian, American and Belgian teacher were able to brainstorm about its potentials. Teachers over 4 different countries discussed which features were required and how the suitcase would have to be transported.
The solar suitcase was warmly welcomed by enthusiastic teachers, policy makers and media from around the world during Koen Timmers' masterclass at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.
The Suitcase was transported by Australian teacher Ken Silburn who travelled to the Kakuma Refugee Camp where it now serves Al-Nuur primary school which houses 2.700 students.