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Solar One Family Day: Creatures! This Saturday August 18


Join us for the penultimate Family Day of 2012, exploring the wonderful world of native creatures. Free and fun for all ages! RSVP to daisy[at]solar1[dot]org.


First-Ever Circus at Solar One and It Was Fun

bananacontestOn Saturday, Fresh Ground Pepper brought its performance art circus to Solar One for an afternoon of sideshow attractions, games, a banana eating contest, dancing, juggling, backflip lessons, hula hoops and more- all free and open to everyone.

Despite our fears that the weather might destroy the day, the sun shone and the rain held off, and lots of kids and families showed up to check out the fantastic objects from the Museum of Interesting Things, to arm wrestle the Strongman, get their faces painted and their fortunes read, and watch some really remarkable performances like:

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Sun Always Rises on Solar1

IMG_1690Did you know that–in one way or another–all of the energy that we use (except nuclear) ultimately comes from the sun? Solar, wind, carbon-based, and hydro all depend on the sun’s light, heat and energy. Therefore, we are always looking for the best ways to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy. One exciting way is to convert the sun’s rays directly into electricity—and that’s exactly what Solar 1 does.

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Disposable Film Festival On the Road At Solar One Thursday August 23

Cardboard-Box_dffJoin San Francisco’s Disposable Film Festival to celebrate their 5 year anniversary of presenting short films made on non-professional devices that will inspire and astound! Here’s what the Wall Street Journal had to say about DFF in March 2012 (click on the link for the full article):

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What’s So Special about that Tiny Building by the East River?

solar1-stuyvesant-coveYou may have attended an event at Solar One, or jogged by through the park. You may have even noticed the solar panels on the roof, but what makes that little building so special? Solar 1- the building- is a 600 square foot structure north of Stuyvesant Cove Park at 23rd street and was a ‘Net-Zero’ prototype project by architecture firm Kiss + Cathcart that was created for Earth Day way back in 2000.

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