Learning Centre

Discover the exciting world of electricity

Without electricity, our world would stand still. We need electricity everywhere and at all times. We take it for granted that the lights come on in our homes and offices and that our appliances and machinery to work at all times. But what happens in the background of a socket? What is electricity? How is electricity generated? How does it get into the house? How is it used in everyday life, and what did things work in the past?

To answer these and other questions, we offer you a clever combination of informative workshops, exciting experiments, and interesting guided tours.

Visit us at the Learning Centre

Everyone is welcome – school classes, families and youth groups, associations and clubs, company outings and senior citizens' associations, authorities and business organisations. Anyone interested can participate in workshops on topics relating to sun and light, join experiments and guided tours that go behind the scenes – all part of an offer that takes particular needs and knowledge into account.

Our children's birthday parties (solar workshops) are a speciality. Because of high demand, these are available exclusively to Primeo Energie customers.

Our offer is available at Primeo Energie's head office in Münchenstein (Weidenstrasse 27) and at our location in Olten (Aarburgerstrasse 39).
You can also find our location here on the interactive MINT map: Münchenstein, Olten.

Build your own solar vehicle

Our solar workshop offers children and young people a fun introduction to the world of renewable energies. The budding pioneers build their own solar vehicle under the guidance of specialists. They can choose a car, plane, tractor, ship, locomotive, cable car, quad, or a three-wheeled motorcycle (trike). Each workshop lets them choose one vehicle type. The solar vehicles are equipped with a miniature solar cell that delivers the necessary power.

Course duration: 3 hours
Number of participants: 10 to 15, with advance reservation
Target groups: Children, holiday pass holders, primary schools, secondary schools

Children's birthday party with a difference

Building, bolting, drilling, grinding, painting and laughing. Fun is guaranteed as children build their own solar vehicle, which they then keep. At registration, the birthday boy or girl decides which solar vehicle should be built. A wide selection is available based on photos of the models.

The children learn all kinds of interesting facts about solar technology – the materials that make a solar cell and how they generate electricity, and where they are used in everyday life. After the work, the children still have plenty of time to celebrate and enjoy the birthday. Important: Parents must bring cakes, drinks, mugs, napkins, etc. with them.

Course duration: 3 hours
Age: from 7 years (first grade)
Number of participants: 10 to 15 children
Target groups: Children of Primeo Energie customers

Let there be light!

History of electrificationWe press the switch and there is light! But what does it take to make it all work? In the "Lamp" workshop, children and young people build their own self-designed lamp with LEDs. They learn about the relationships between the production, distribution and use of electricity. And they understand what it takes to make a lamp light up. At the same time, they gain more awareness about how to use electrical energy.

Course duration: 3 hours
Education level: Fourth to ninth grade
Number of participants: 10 to 25 children, with advance reservation

Please note that this offer is intended exclusively for school classes.

Holiday pass

A varied and exciting program in the region
Every year during the summer holidays, Primeo Energie makes its solar workshops available to all regional holiday pass organisations. A total of around 800 children attend the courses each year. The aim is for the children to build and try out a solar-powered model of a vehicle within three hours. They are also given a simple explanation of how photovoltaic cells work and where they are used in everyday life.

The program is only available in German.

The following holiday passes offer our workshops during the summer holidays:

Interested parties can register for the workshops directly via the respective holiday pass.

Family Pass Region Basel

Family Pass was founded in 2004. Nine sponsoring organisations jointly support the association financially and ideally, thereby making a major contribution to family support in north-western Switzerland

Primeo Energie is one of the nine sponsoring organisations of the Family Pass Region Basel, which it supports financially. Primeo Energie also offers a solar workshop in every Family Pass magazine. This gives children whose parents are not Primeo Energie customers the opportunity to take part in one of the popular solar workshops.

The program is only available in German.

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