Solarcan 10,000



Have a look underneath your Solarcan and you’ll notice a small label with a number on it. This is the production number and it’s unique to you. It’s a handy way to keep track of batches and product refinements and if you’ve been with us since the beginning you’ll recognise that a lot of things have changed. From the science experiment cable ties to the fancy packaging, it’s an ever evolving product and every single one has been made with care, inspired by the imaginative installations and the amazing results shared with us.

Earlier this year we celebrated the 10,000th Solarcan produced and we’ve kept that special Solarcan to one side and have been pondering what to do with it. Auction for charity, gift to a celebrity, put it in a box for safe keeping, send it to space?! No, we decided to give it to a lucky member of the community in a Solarcan image competition.

The winner was picked in the Spring Equinox 2022 after receiving many wonderful and creative entries and we announced the winner live on Instagram.



Congratulations to Cam Ross who is the recipient of #solarcan production number 10,000 ! Here is the image he uploaded to the comp where he was randomly selected by lucky dip yesterday:

Here’s what Cam had to say about the shot:

“This Solarcan image shows all the sunlight from 2020. We mounted it on the south-facing roof of my friends house on New Year’s Day 2020, and took it down 31 Dec 2020.


a) it slipped at some point – the bottom dozen lines cross the rest. (But why are they also a different colour? I understand that this is because both sides of a solstice, the (vertical) rate of movement day by day across the photographic paper is very slow, and so there are effectively overlapping sunlight paths)
b) the big tree is clearly visible, as is the sunlight it blocks
c) the glass balcony at bottom

The can then dutifully sat on a shelf for a whole extra year, until the pandemic allowed me to once again visit my friend. We scanned it early Jan 2022. A time capsule of light, really.”

We never imagined when we started Solarcan that we’d make over 10,000 sun capturing cameras, yet here we are. Changing the world and filling people’s lives with sunshine, one exposure at a time.

Thank you to the whole community! 💫

©️ Cam Ross, 2020 🇬🇧


Here are a few more of the images we received during the competition, thank you to all who took part:

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