|Photovoltaic Energized Vehicles
Build your own solar-powered models and discover how
solar cells generate electricity from light. Build six solar
powered models including a locomotive, single-prop plane,
bulldozer, helicopter, backhoe, and twin-rotor helicopter.
The special solar panel in this kit consists of three solar cells
and generates 1.5 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like a
AA battery. A unique cradle holds either the solar panel or
the battery, allowing you to switch out the solar panel for a
AA battery (not included), depending on the strength of
sunlight. You can even use the solar panel to charge up your
own rechargeable AA batteries. The solar panel is movable,
so you can maximize its exposure to the sun to generate the
The 24-page color instruction book included in this kit gives
step-by-step instructions for assembling the six model
vehicles. After you have built the suggested models, you can
design your own solar vehicles. Compete with your friends
to see whose solar vehicle runs the fastest!
The 177 building pieces included in this set are compatible
with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series
kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits.