About our project

In the context of the global energy transition, schools and universities play an important role in the present and future. Despite this, awareness of sustainable energy production and solar energy production in particular is still low in many countries. For this reason, we see it as our mission to promote the transfer of knowledge about renewable energies in schools and universities and to spark the enthusiasm of the younger generation for these topics. Based on the understanding that climate change and a high pollution rate are serious problems for our planet, our project connects schools and universities around the world to work together on solving these issues.

In 2021, the solar school project started with schools in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Since then, the project has focused on countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus, with many more schools from the region joining in.

All participating schools receive a solar system (installed by a local installer ), teaching materials on the topic of “Sustainable energy production through solar energy” for school lessons and access to interactive seminars – all for free. The physics and German teachers of our solar schools are trained by solar energy experts to integrate the installed solar systems and the provided teaching material into the school curriculum in the most effective way in order to educate the students about all important aspects of solar energy utilisation. University students have the opportunity to take part in seminars with experts in the field of renewable energies and learn about all aspects of the global energy transition.

The Solar Schools project, which is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, is a long-term cooperation between the non-profit organisation ideas into energy and the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) of the Goethe-Institut and the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA). The project is also supported by the companies eclareon and Solar23 from Germany as well as the two solar energy associations Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft from Germany and the Georgian office of the European Renewable Energy Association EUROSOLAR.