Solar Double Cell Car

£37.50 ex VAT

Make your own solar-powered car.

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The kit includes:

  • Double solar cell
  • 2 axles
  • 4 wheels
  • 3-Speed motor/clip
  • Body shell templates
  • Assembly instructions and teacher support documents.

Normally cars come with wheel set code 007/008 but you can specify the type of wheel set.

  • Transmission: 3-speed gearbox: changeable gear ratios 3:1, 9:1 & 27:1
  • Works in diffuse light condition, and in 27:1 gear ratio will climb a gradient or run over rough terrain.
  • Double Cell Car Construction Guide

Side view

Underneath view

Design Reg. No. 3019065, 13/10/2004

Source of Solar Car Components

Recycled mobile phone sim and credit cards are used for constructing the front and rear assembly components

The manufacture of amorphous silicon cells is very different from that of crystalline cells. The silicon is deposited as a thin film on a substrate, usually either stainless steel or a glass sheet covered with a layer of tin oxide acting as a transparent contact. The process used for depositing amorphous silicon lends itself well to mass production techniques.

The solar-active cell is a spectrum-splitting cell, constructed of three separate p-i-n type, amorphous semiconductor solar sub-cells, each with a different spectral response characteristic. In this way, the cell can convert the different visible and near infrared wavelengths of sunlight with optimal efficiency.

Packaging Statement

The source of our tube packaging is from recycling the inner core of carpets and packaging cellophane. All components are in paper bags.

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