Tinkering and Experimenting
Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity. This transformation called photovoltaic occurs when photons from the sun hit the solar cells. A small solar cell, for example, can generate enough electricity to power wind turbines, water mills, or a paddle steamer.
Solar-powered toys are among the most innovative types of toys that you can give children as a present. However, it is not only the little ones who are interested in modern toy technology. Do-it-yourself enthusiasts, who have long since outgrown their childhood, also construct things with photovoltaic-powered toys.
In recent years the range of solar-powered toys has increased dramatically. From simple wooden toys such as mills, complex kits such as solar-powered cars and solar-powered boats to fully-equipped solar kits that are ideal for any classroom, these solar-powered toys are selling like hot cakes.
Solar-powered cars, boats and mills are mostly designed so that a small electric motor will operate and make the model move by placing the solar panel in the sunlight. In some toys energy from the sun is temporarily stored in batteries and made available when needed.
Especially when Christmas is just around the corner, solar-powered toys are the most practical and best solution for gift ideas.