Shams Generation solar artwork shines in Fire Station Museum gallery
April 24 2017 11:37 PM
Al-Hajri with some of the participants of the Shams Generation 3 exhibition.

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), a member of Qatar Foundation, held the inauguration ceremony of the Shams Generation 3 exhibition at the Fire Station yesterday to celebrate the third edition of its educational initiative.
Over 400 pieces of solar artwork handcrafted by students from more than 20 schools and universities from across Qatar will be on display and open to the public until May 1.
The art creations are by students, whose ages range from eight through to university level.
Since its launch in 2014, the Shams Generation initiative has reached more than 16,000 students through its outreach programmes.
This year’s exhibition also features solar art and engineering collaboration between students studying at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Now in its third year, the multi-award winning, hands-on learning initiative was developed by QSTec, in collaboration with Qatar Museums, to address the knowledge gap in the region on the use of solar energy and its applications.
Shams Generation educates the nation’s younger generation about the use of solar energy and the importance of environmental sustainability through an interdisciplinary approach to education combining science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
For the globally-integrated solar company, QSTec, this year’s edition of Shams Generation is driven by its motivation to address global warming.
QSTec chairman and chief executive Dr Khalid K al-Hajri said: “We need to preserve our environment for future generations and successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“To achieve this, education is essential, and to this end, we must all play a proactive role in shouldering our respective responsibilities to protect our environment.”

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