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Kit and Component Supplier List

Learn about available kits and component suppliers for NREL's Car Competitions, a classroom-based, hands-on educational program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Please contact suppliers for pricing.

Junior Solar Sprint

Suppliers Products

Solar Made

2807 North Prospect
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tel: 1-800-246-7012
Fax: 719-635-5398
Web Site: Solar Made


Includes solar electric panel (3 Volts @ 3 watts), electric motor with lead wires, motor mounting bracket with screws, gears for motor shaft in three sizes, and 2 alligator clips


Solar electric panel


Electric motor


Mounting bracket/screws and gears only


Accessory bag contains 2 axle shafts, 4 wheels/tires, 3 spur gear sizes


P.O. Box 1708
1002 E. Adams
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Tel: 800-835-0686
Fax: 800-533-8104
Questions: 800-358-4983
Web site: Pitsco

Ray Catcher Solar Panel

Item #21112
Solar electric panel (3 Volts @ 3 watts) with 7" lead wires

Ray Catcher Sun Sprint Deluxe Kit

Item #21211
Includes solar electric panel, electric motor, gears, 2 aluminum axles, 4 wheels, 2 alligator clips, balsa sheet (for chassis construction), 14-ply coated paper sheet, 4 screw eyes, and instructions

Ray Catcher Sprint Kit

Item #21210
Includes solar electric panel, electric motor, 2 alligator clips

Polk Model Craft Hobbies

698 So. 21st Street
Ervington, NJ 07111
Tel: 973-351-9800
Fax: 973-351-9700
Contact: Ms. Lebrun

Electric motor, bracket, screws, and 3 pinion gears

Product #RE-280RA-2865

Pinion motor shaft gears

Bag of 3 gears (8 teeth, 10 teeth, 12 teeth)

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument

2101 Jericho Turnpike
Box 5416
New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416
Tel: 516-328-3300
Fax: 800-737-7436 or 516-326-8837
Web site: Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument

Molded Spur Gears

Part #s A 1M 2-Y48018 to A 1M 2-Y48120 (depending on the number of teeth from 18 to 120)

More resources are available on the National Science Bowl Web site. For additional information about participating in NREL's Car Competitions, contact Marcus Giron, 303-275-3047.