Stirling engines are highly efficient, can operate very quietly, and can use many different sources of heat. Named after its inventor, Robert Stirling, the original Stirling engine dates back almost 200 years. Like a steam engine, a Stirling engine converts heat energy into mechanical work, to drive a generator that converts mechanical energy to electricity. The Stirling engine in this kit uses renewable energy from the sun to drive a generator, which charges a rechargeable battery to power an electric car. Kit includes: Charging station with a beta type Stirling engine, Electric car, Full-color manual.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Converts solar heat into electricity! Rechargeable battery powers the electric car Perfect for budding scientists Educational and fun For ages 12 and up
Sizes Car measures 7"L x 5-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H Base station is 9"L x 9"W x 12"H