Junior Solar Sprint Deluxe Kit

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Junior Solar Sprint is a hands on STEM educational program for students to design and construct a solar-powered model car. This nationwide competition was implemented to improve student's knowledge of science, engineering and renewable energy concepts. 100% Made in USA. 

Kit Includes:

  • Official JSS Solar Panel (4" Flat Wire Leads)
  • Official JSS 260 Solar Motor (6" Stripped Wire Leads)
  • Motor Mounting Bracket w/ Screws
  • (3) Motor Shaft Gears
  • (2) Alligator Clips
  • (2) Axle Shafts 2mm x 127mm
  • (4) 1" Wheels w/ Tires
  • (1) 48 Tooth Spur Gear
  • (1) 56 Tooth Spur Gear
  • (1) 64 Tooth Spur Gear
  • The rest is up to the imagination of the student!

Panel Specifications:

  • Electrical: 3 Volts, 1+ Amp = 3+ Watts
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 13"
  • 4" Flat Wire Leads

Motor Specifications:

  • Operates at 1/2V to 3V
  • 300mA start-up (runs at 80mA with no load).
  • Low torque - 0.97 mN*m @ 3.0V
  • High RPM's - 5470 r/min @ 3.0V
  • 2mm shaft diameter
  • Size 1" dia x 1 1/2" long
  • 6" lead wires.

Solar Made JSS panels are constructed from high quality monocrystalline silicon solar cells and operate at 3 Volts, 1+ Amp to produce slightly greater than 3 Watts. 

Each individual solar cell on the panel measures 52x100mm. The six cells per panel are arranged in a series circuit to increase the ~0.5V of each cell to the 3V necessary to meet the JSS Competition Specifications. Average efficiency of these cells is appx. 16-19%

More information including spectral and intensity response graphs, series/parallel circuits, and an average solar irradiance map are also available here: Intro to Solar Energy

Check out our Junior Solar Sprint Information page for instructions, tips on building your solar car, regional competitions, and much more!