Solar Power PLUS
|Gigantic Photovoltaic Science Lab
Build your own solar-powered creations and discover how
solar cells generate electricity. Assemble 22 models
including a scooter, locomotive, forklift, road roller, cement
mixer, solar-wind sail car, crane, amphibious boat,
motorcycle, beach buggy, race car, side-car motorcycle,
trailer, elevator, oil tanker, maintenance car, solar car with
clutch, street sweeper, backhoe, helicopter, twin-prop
airplane, and cable car.
The two special solar panels in this kit each consist of three
solar cells. When linked together in series, they generate up
to 3.0 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like two AA
batteries. Two unique cradles hold either the solar panels or
batteries, allowing you to switch out the solar panels for two
AA batteries (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 panels are
movable, so you can maximize their exposure to the sun to
generate the most power.
Power the models you build with the solar panels outside on
sunny days or indoors under a high-wattage incandescent
light bulb. Power your models anytime with AA batteries or
even a combination of AA battery and solar panel.
The 48-page color instruction book included in this kit gives
step-by-step instructions for assembling the 22 models. This
kit teaches basic concepts in solar energy, photovoltaics,
and circuits, as well as problem solving skills and creative
The 265 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.