Solar powered toy cars and solar car models can provide hours of fun and education for children without the use of batteries or traditional electricity. These gadgets are typically pretty small and run strictly on the sun's energy.
Solar toy cars are outfitted with a small solar panel, a motor, wheels, and gears. Most of the cars require some assembly unless you order them already assembled. The solar panel, when placed in direct sunlight, soaks up the sun's energy, which turns into electricity to make the car motor run and turn the wheels.
There are several toy kits available online and in some retail stores. Children who like to putter and put things together would love the kits that require some assembly and are rated easy. Older children or adults would be able to manage the assembly of the intermediate or challenging kits.
Soldering is required for some kits; so make sure to read through the item description completely before making a purchase decision or else you'll be awfully disappointed if you don't have the proper tools on hand.
The following solar toy cars seem to be the best selling and the most popular with consumers.
Since solar toy cars and solar model cars are still rather new, we couldn't find customer reviews, but these are additional brands that you can explore.
Take the time to look around and compare prices so you get the very best price before making a purchase.
Helicopters, cable cars, windmills, robots, water boats, bobble heads, dancing animals, waving people, flowers, space shuttles, trains, grasshoppers, beetles, puppies, and airplanes all powered by solar energy are some of the other solar toys that sell very well. Solar toys are an excellent tool to introduce renewable energy to children and to allow them to experience the power of the sun first-hand.
Hybrid solar toys have the ability to utilize both the sun's energy and battery power. These are nice for those rainy or overcast days when the sun simply isn't going to show up.
Toys that operate solely on solar energy will fascinate even children of today who are immersed in the electronic technology that surrounds them at every turn. They'll love figuring out how it runs and why it's so easy to have fun in the sun.
Giving solar toys to children will not only entertain them for a time, they'll be actively learning about solar energy. They might even realize they would like to have a career in renewable energy and help to benefit our environment!