Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up.
That was the lesson many took away at the third annual Solar Faire, hosted by Glendale Water & Power in partnership with Sebastopol, Calif.-based nonprofit the Rahus Institute and the Glendale Unified School District.
This year’s festival, which took place on Saturday at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, featured hands-on workshops where participants could build their own solar ovens, create solar etchings and watch demonstrations of solar power, such as how to power up a solar fountain.
More than 300 people attended the free fair, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which featured quesadillas and cookies basked on a solar oven, as well as vendors providing information about residential solar power.
It was the second year of attendance for Glendale residents Vishal Goel and Ashima Gupta, one of 11 families who signed up to build solar ovens.