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AlterED

Unique kind of education on renewable energy

Multi-sensory opportunity to get familiar with the solar equipment for any kind of event: with cooking, playing music & charging of all electronic gadgets and devices based on clean solar power.

Touch it - Try it - Use it

KEEP CALM AND PRAISE THE SUN

The word "altered" means changing in form without becoming something else. As most available educations and workshops about renewables today have the tendency to be stuffy, dry or too technical, AlterED with its use of technical knowledge but with the innovative and fun approach brings a change in form but keeps the essence the same

It is not only about raising the awareness but it goes with workshops & exhibitions focused on personal experiencem a multi-sensory opportunity for visitors & participants to get familiar with the solar equipment - it's purposes, it's parts and functionalities, with the possibility of using the equipment and creating their own.

Ultimately, they would become users and change their living habits by using more renewable energy sources to "plug in" their daily lifestyles.

Inform - Educate - Change

DESTINY OF ONE MAN IS DESTINY OF MANKIND

Our goal is to study and educate, to promote and teach, to lecture, change habits of people, inform, and entertain, not only young participants on festivals but also local communities and citizens, on the streets or if needed in county buildings with officials.

We want to alter the way of education on renewables so it becomes more appealing and user-friendly.

Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and windpower generation have emerged as potential alternatives which ddress some of these concerns. As opposed to fossil fuels, which draw on finite resources that may eventually become too expensive to retrieve, renewable energy sources are generally unlimited in availability.

Engage + Entertain

ON ALL KIND OF EVENTS, BOTH DAY & NIGHT

We have a significant knowledge on energy efficiency, renewables, energy performance, energy auditing, and systematic energy management.

The visitors can ask, learn, engage with the equipment, discover, communicate and socialize in relaxed atmosphere. We can organize full day workshops of self production of some of the equipment.

Projects we're working on are expanding all the time.

Past / Future events EXPLORE PROJECTS >

With our solar cooker in a sunny day we can cook your meal in a few minutes! Made of an old satellite dish and covered with 99% reflective material it becomes powerful cooking equipment.

In sunny weather it takes only three seconds to light a fire and only three minutes to cook a solar coffee. Try our fried vegetables with goat cheese in olive oil, or our solar goulash! To grow food you need sun and to cook it we use sun again.

All together we have a complete lifecycle. And food tastes better when cooked with the sun!

SEE IT IN ACTION (VIDEOS)

Skip that awkward moment when your cell phone battery goes out, and you need to call your sweet love and tell her you love her or your favorite band is playing and you don't have any juice left to tweet it.

Visit our place and charge your gadgets on solar energy, hug us and tell us you love us! The photovoltaic modules produces electricity which is stored in the solar batteries. The inverter turns it to the electricity that we use in our everyday life - 220V, 50 Hz, AC.

SEE IT IN ACTION (PHOTOS)

Sun is not just our inspiration, it is also the energy that drives us. Very directly - we use solar photovoltaic system to power our sound - amplifier and speakers. Photovoltaic is connected to the solar battery, and by storing solar energy we can play even in the dark.

We play mostly sunny vibes and happy rhythms with Solar band - everybody who wishes to join us in sharing sunny vibes, by playing some of many instruments or just by singing & dancing .

SEE IT IN ACTION (PHOTOS)

You like your drink cold, right? We cool our drinks with the energy of the sun. There is no better way to do it but to use solar energy to power a small fridge. The sunnier it gets the colder are the drinks.

Energy produced with photovoltaic modules is stored in solar batteries, so it can be used in the night as well.

Whether there is the moon or the sun above us, join us and cool your drinks at our place while playing some music!

Clean power for

  • COOKING
  • CHARGING
  • SOLAR SOUND
  • FRIDGE

The team

THREE MULTILINGUAL WORLDS*

Three engineers coming outta different backgrounds: from high-level government energy boards to academics - we are commited to DIY ethics and sustainable development.

Beside engagements on festivals and on the streets, we offer a lecturing programme for officials in the local and regional government.

*We speak Croatian, English, German, French & Spanish

In the media

WE GUARANTEE EXPOSURE!

Thanks to nature of project, AlterED easily got into several newspapers, national TV channels (in prime time), different blogs, presentations about innovations...

The global head of the UNDP was tweeting about it on thousands of addresses and our former blog is in the "The 10 most read blogs" list of Europe and Asia together.

Contact us

WE CAN'T WAIT TO GREEN UP YOUR PLACE

Write us on:

hello@altered.cc

So you'd like to invite us to your event? Here is what you would need to provide:

  • 20m2 of space (for House of Sun + cooking area)
  • drinks & food for team till the event lasts
  • travel expenses for 1 car

"Really? We don't need to pay or rent anything?"

Not a dime. We do this because we love it. And have great fun while doing it too! ;)

AlterED is proudly independant

We are not supported or funded from any source, all equipment is team investment built with DIY ethics.

Project started with support of UNDP Croatia and transformed into do-it-yourself initiative we named AlterED. We have no ties to any political organisation or government funds.

All team members are active on a local level of alternative movements in Croatia: supporting and working on various projects involving free education, street music, volunteering, civil rights, NGO's, festivals, arts, hackathons...