Solar thermal energy refers to the technology of collecting solar energy in the form of heat and making it useful, for example, by converting it into electricity or heating homes. Huge solar thermal towers are being installed in sunny places around the world to convert the suns heat into electricity via turbines powered by hot air. With this kit, you can build your own simple solar thermal updraft towers to collect the suns energy and use it to spin colorful turbines. Test the solar turbines in various configurations and compare the results from two different towers. Learn about thermal updrafts and solar thermal energy.
- build your own simple solar thermal updraft towers
- collect the sun?s energy and use it to spin five colorful turbines
- Learn about thermal updrafts and solar thermal energy.
In a world where fossil fuels are constantly on the brain, its time to keep solar energy in mind. The UFO Solar Balloon is the intensely fun educational toy that is powered by the Sun!
Fill the UFO Solar Balloon with air, attach the line and watch it magically rise. Bright direct sunlight warms it in a few minutes and it soars!
- Powered by the sun.
- Includes 1 UFO Solar Balloon