Solar power workshop

A SOLAR power company raised the temperature at a North Somerset school by demonstrating a solar power cooker.

Solarsense, which is based in Backwell, took a solar cooker along to Priory School in Weston to talk about the impacts of solar power in the developing world.

Staff from the company boiled a pan of water on the cooker using the sun’s energy. Jenny Stanley Smith of Solarsense said: “All the young people were interested to hear about our experiences of how much solar energy can change the lives of people in the developing world.

“They were also fascinated by the solar cooker which we took along to show how the technology can be of benefit.”

Each year Solarsense uses a percentage of its profits and employees’ time to set up solar systems in Africa and India to improve sanitation, health or social facilities.