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Powered by the sun. These toys run on active (solar cells) or passive solar power (no solar cell). Great demonstrations of the power of our nearest star.
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Solar Hoot Owl
Solar Hoot Owl
Our Price: $9.99

Place this friendly little owl in sunlight (or even under some bright indoor light) and watch its head turn back and forth! Needs no batteries, just some light. Great fun for a desk or window!

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Radiometer
Radiometer
Our Price: $14.99

  • Watch Light Energy Become Mechanical & Heat Energy

Just put your radiometer in the sun, by a lamp or by many other light sources and watch it spin faster and faster - how fast depends on the intensity of the light. Includes activities and experiments sheet.
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7.2 Volts 200mA 1.4 Watt Solar Panel with Alligator Clips
7.2 Volts 200mA 1.4 Watt Solar Panel with Alligator Clips
Our Price: $20.00

Each cell comes with alligator clips to easily hook up and power anything. Typical applications include solar model cars, solar model boat, solar toys, solar scientific kits, solar experimental kits, solar construction kits.

These panels can be connected in series or parallel to increase voltage or current output.


Specifications

  • 20" insulated alligator clip leads (1 red, 1 black)
  • US Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.75 inches
  • Metric dimensions: 88 x 121 mm
  • Thickness: 0.1 inches (3mm)
  • Solar cell type: polycrystalline
  • Typical voltage: 7.2V
  • Typical current output: 200 mA
  • Power: 1.44 Watts
Please note: This product has a flat shipping rate of $7 per panel. Please contact us if you are ordering in quantity (4+ units) for lower shipping costs.

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Mendocino Solar Spinning Motor
Mendocino Solar Spinning Motor
Our Price: $49.99

A Mendocino Motor is a floating, solar powered motor that hovers by use of magnets. It receives power from the solar panels (4 in all) that are on each face of the rotor. The rotor floats on a base which also has magnets that repulse the magnets built into the ends of the rotor that allow it to 'float' much like the manually powered Magnetic Spinner. A large, powerful magnet is set in the center of the base.

When light strikes one of the panels it creates electrical current, which in turn creates a magnetic field. This field interacts with the magnetic field of the base's central magnet and causes the rotor to spin. The process repeats with each panel and the rotor can build up quite a level of speed.

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SKY-Z MIni DC Wind Turbine & Solar Lab
SKY-Z MIni DC Wind Turbine & Solar Lab
Our Price: $50.00

Explore Wind &Solar Energy with our SKY-Z Mini DC Wind Turbine & Solar Lab! Construct this STEM kit from scratch and engineer it to make it power an led, piezo buzzer or just showcase the power on a standard multimeter! Use the Solar Panel to create a fully functioning hybrid!

Each kit contains all the parts needed to build a fully functioning SKY-Z Wind Turbine!

SKY-Z MINI DC WIND & SOLAR LAB

  • 1X Round Based-plastic
  • 1X Short Tower
  • 1X Nacelle Base
  • 1X Nacelle Front
  • 1X Nose Cone
  • 2X 6 Blade Hubs
  • 1X SKY-Z STEM Blade Adapter 6 Pack (with dowels)
  • 6X 6 inch Blades
  • 1X SKY-Z DC Generator Pack
    • 1X 6V DC Motor
    • 2X alligator clip
    • 1X DC Clip
    • 1X DC Stand
    • 1X DC Shaft
  • 1 7.2V @200 mA (1.44W Solar Panel with alligator clips)
  • DC Manual
NOTE: This item has a fixed shipping cost of $12. If buying multiple (4+) units, please contact us for lower shipping costs.

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Alternative Energy Plus Education Kit
Alternative Energy Plus Education Kit
Our Price: $199.00

Combining our best Turbine the Sky-Z Horizontal, SKY-Z Hydro Turbine, & Savonius Vertical Wind Turbine, with both AC & DC generators, a .9W solar panel & all of the electricity labs. Both AC and DC configurations are included in this kit! Free curriculum and endless labs for your students!

The Alternative Energy Education set is the most comprehensive of all our Energy Educational offerings. It combines our best Turbine the Sky-Z Limitless Wind Turbine, SKY-Z Hydro, both AC & DC generators, a .9W solar panel & all of the electricity labs. Both AC and DC configurations are included in this kit, widening the possibilities of turbines to construct.

Explore Wind or Hydro Energy with our SKY-Z Turbine Labs, Solar Panels, and electricity labs! Construct this STEM kit from scratch and engineer it to make it power an led, piezo buzzer or just showcase the power on a standard multimeter! Use the Solar Panel to create a fully functioning hybrid! Pick the Plus model to experience Vertical Wind Turbines as well!

Each kit contains all the parts needed to build a fully functioning SKY-Z Wind Turbine!

Bill of Materials:

      • Savonius Vertical Wind Turbine Lab's
      • 1X recycled plastic base
      • 1X recycled plastic top piece
      • 1X recycled plastic rotor disc
      • 2X Recycled plastic blades
      • 2X Recycle plastic s-foils
      • 4X 200 Wind Copper Coils
      • 4X Rare Earth Magnets
      • 3X 1/4in(6.25mm) Dowels
      • 2X pieces of sandpaper
      • 4X double side tape
      • 1X bicolor LED
      • 1 piezo buzzer
      • 6V DC motor & Adapter
      • 2 alligator clips
      • AC Manual
      • DC Manual
NOTE: This product has a flat shipping rate of $19.

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