Ever wondered how solar technology works? Krystal Persaud, founder of Grouphug discussed the science behind solar energy and solar panels and lead participants through a guided workshop to build thier own solar energy charger. 

This event is presented by The Workspace at A/D/O, a coworking space for designers and creative professionals. 

In the first half of the event, Krystal introduced the history of solar panels and the formation of the solar energy grid and provided insight on the makeup of the solar panel plus how to measure voltage, current and using a multimeter. After a provided lunch, Krystal lead a workshop where each participant built their very own solar energy charger via rapid prototyping materials. Past attendees have designed solar chargers for dogs, cats, hats and more. 

This workshop series is for all levels. No prior electronics experience is necessary. Tickets included guided instructions, on-site technicians, supplies and electronic components and provided lunch.


Grouphug is a sustainable technology company based in New York City. Founded in 2018 by industrial designer Krystal Persaud, Grouphug demonstrates how creativity and design can push renewable energy to be more accessible. Grouphug’s flagship product is the Window Solar Charger, a window-mounted solar panel for apartment dwellers to effortlessly charge their devices off-the-grid. Prior to founding Grouphug, Persaud was the Senior Director of Product Design at educational toy company littleBits. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 


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October 13, 2019
12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
A global community of creators empowered by MINI to boldly explore the future of design.